Workshop Canton du Valais – UNIMI                                        Sierre, 22 March 2013    Food, Nutrition, Environ...
DEFENS, Laura Piazza       Laura Piazza        Food Product Engineering - Food Technology: Università         degli Studi...
DEFENS, holistic view    DEFENS, Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences                       The larg...
DEFENS , going beyond fences                                           Bringing down fences   Integrating the activities o...
DEFENS , research topics Food transformation and conservation processes New food products and food ingredients Innovati...
DEFENS , research topicsAt DEFENS : effective integration of strategically-focussed researchin the nutritional-, food- and...
DEFENS , research topicsAt present EPT Food for Life concept has been well received : economic growth, technology transf...
Internationalization, networking                                       COST ACTION FA1001                                 ...
Internationalization, networkingAbout COST COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in  Science an...
Internationalization, networkingAT, BE, BG, CH, HR, DE,DK, EE, ES, FI,FR, GR, HU, IE, IL, IT,     LT, LU, MK,NL, NO, PL, P...
Internationalization, networking                                                    Scientific context and objectives     ...
Internationalization, networking                                                                                Prof.Erick...
Internationalization, networking                                              Research directionsThe purpose of the Action...
Internationalization, networking                    Significant Highlights in NetworkingMain contacts with consolidated   ...
Internationalization, networking                                            Swiss PartnersResearch in the Food Process Eng...
Internationalization, networkingA TT workshop has been organized mainly oriented towards academia              and multipl...
Internationalization, networkingJean-Claude Villettaz , Swiss Food Research/EuroAgri FoodChainLaura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept...
Common goalsLaura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
Looking forward to EXPO 2015 and to Horizon 2020Ready to think about joint contributions displaying tradition,creativity a...
Looking forward to EXPO 2015 and to Horizon 2020       Promoting innovation in research, technology, and business        ...
Looking forward to EXPO 2015 and to Horizon 2020                                                       Horizon 2020 - Thre...
Looking forward to EXPO 2015 and to Horizon 2020Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Scien...
Looking forward to EXPO 2015 and to Horizon 2020Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Scien...
Key words for networkingKEY WORDS FOR NETWORKING: Territory, local peoples and communities, progress of skills over  year...
ConclusionLaura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
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  1. 1. Workshop Canton du Valais – UNIMI Sierre, 22 March 2013 Food, Nutrition, Environment: looking for comprehensive views and integrated solutions Laura PiazzaDEFENS, Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences University of Milan, Italy laura.piazza@unimi.it Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  2. 2. DEFENS, Laura Piazza Laura Piazza  Food Product Engineering - Food Technology: Università degli Studi di Milano – Dept. Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences  Food Process Engineering : Politecnico Milano – Master Degree in Chemical EngineeringLaura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  3. 3. DEFENS, holistic view DEFENS, Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences The largest “ Food Science” Department in Italy: 85 professors 21 technicians 11 administative staff >60 postdocs & graduate students MS & BS Courses in Food Science & Technology, Catering Technology, Human Nutrition, PhD Courses in Food Biotechnology, Human Nutrition, Biochemistry,Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  4. 4. DEFENS , going beyond fences Bringing down fences Integrating the activities of five sections at DEFENS : - Food Science and Technology - Chemical & Biomolecular Sciences - Food Microbiology & Bioprocesses - Human Nutrition - Agro-Environmental Systems Inter-departmental activities at DeFENS - ICANS Center for the assessment of the Nutritional Status - NanoFood Center for Agro-Food Nanotechnologies - CIRA : Research Center on FoodLaura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  5. 5. DEFENS , research topics Food transformation and conservation processes New food products and food ingredients Innovative methods for characterization of the chemical and physical and sensoric properties of food Innovative products and processes for food packaging Food nanotechnologies Microbiology and microbial biotechnologies applied to food Fermentations and bio-transformations in the food and energy sectors Intestinal microbial ecosystem Microbial ecology and biotechnology control for agriculture and the environment Management of food quality, safety, genuineness and typicity Bioactive compounds of food and role in diet in promoting health and preventing diseases Microbial biotechnologies applied to the preservation of cultural assets Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  6. 6. DEFENS , research topicsAt DEFENS : effective integration of strategically-focussed researchin the nutritional-, food- and consumer sciences and food chainmanagement in order to deliver innovative, novel and improvedfood products for, and to, national, regional and global markets inline with consumer needs and expectations. Challenge 1: Sustainable management of natural resources. Challenge 2: Sustainable production. Challenge 3: Improving public health. Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  7. 7. DEFENS , research topicsAt present EPT Food for Life concept has been well received : economic growth, technology transfer, sustainable food production and consumer confidence DISSEMINATION AND PROMOTION trans-national, concerted research on nutrition and sustainable development aimed at spreading knowledge and information Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  8. 8. Internationalization, networking COST ACTION FA1001 2010-2014 THE APPLICATION OF INNOVATIVE FUNDAMENTAL FOOD-STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS TO THE DESIGN OF FOODS FOR HEALTH, WELLNESS AND PLEASURE www.foodstructuredesign.net Chair of the Action : Laura PiazzaLaura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  9. 9. Internationalization, networkingAbout COST COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally- funded research on a European level. As a precursor of advanced multidisciplinary research, COST plays a very important role in building a EUROPEAN RESEARCH AREA. COST also increases the mobility of researchers across Europe and fosters the establishment of scientific excellence. Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  10. 10. Internationalization, networkingAT, BE, BG, CH, HR, DE,DK, EE, ES, FI,FR, GR, HU, IE, IL, IT, LT, LU, MK,NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SI, SE, TR, UK PARTNERS FA1001 PARTNERS NZ Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  11. 11. Internationalization, networking Scientific context and objectives Coordination of research activities of partners in the frame of a integrated process & product design approach for creating innovative products with real health benefits and optimal sensory characteristics.ETP Key Thrust 1 maps well to the research criteria defined in the Action Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  12. 12. Internationalization, networking Prof.Erick Wndhab , ETH scheme demonstrating the process-structure-property relationshipsLaura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  13. 13. Internationalization, networking Research directionsThe purpose of the Action is to provide a platform forinterdisciplinary scientific discussion on delivery systems as well assuitable methods for enhancing the functionality in complex realmultiphase structured foods (FOAMS AND EMULSIONS)1. Nano- and microstructures for controlled release: scientific principles for design and formation.2. Design of complex polymer and colloidal systems.3. Biophysical and gastro intestinal engineering aspects of nutrient absorption.4. Understanding and controlling the behavior of functional ingredients.5. Materials science of the solid state: structure, mobility and barrier properties. Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  14. 14. Internationalization, networking Significant Highlights in NetworkingMain contacts with consolidated scientific organizations whichinclude:▪ EFCE- Food Section (European Federation Chemical Engineering – Food Section) FOOD SECTION▪ EFFoST (European Federation of Food Science and Technology)▪ IFA (ISEKI – Food Association)▪ EFFoST Young Scientists Special Interest Group (EFFoSTYSSIG)▪ UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) in the area of “new foods for health” Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  15. 15. Internationalization, networking Swiss PartnersResearch in the Food Process Engineering Laboratory at ETH Zurichfocuses both on process engineering and food/biomaterials science.The research of Agroscope is aimed at providing safe and flavoursome food,a healthy environment and an innovative and competitive agriculture!Research into agriculture, nutrition and the environment is an investment inthe foundations of our future Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  16. 16. Internationalization, networkingA TT workshop has been organized mainly oriented towards academia and multipliers of Technology Transfer Technology transfer in the area of food functionality design: effectiveness criteria THE APPLICATION OF INNOVATIVE FUNDAMENTAL FOOD-STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS TO THE DESIGN OF FOODS FOR HEALTH, WELLNESS AND PLEASURE Vienna, February 20th, 2013BOKU - Universität für Bodenkultur Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  17. 17. Internationalization, networkingJean-Claude Villettaz , Swiss Food Research/EuroAgri FoodChainLaura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  18. 18. Common goalsLaura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  19. 19. Looking forward to EXPO 2015 and to Horizon 2020Ready to think about joint contributions displaying tradition,creativity and innovation in the business of food : in the way we think about nutrition, sustainability, cooperation in the technologies, new materials, new ideas for the bio-based production Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  20. 20. Looking forward to EXPO 2015 and to Horizon 2020 Promoting innovation in research, technology, and business practices along the entire food supply chain to improve the nutritional value, conservation, and distribution of foods; Providing education in proper nutrition and encouraging more healthy lifestyles, especially among children, adolescents and the elderly; Enhancing the value of cultural and ethnic heritage as expressed in culinary traditions. Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  21. 21. Looking forward to EXPO 2015 and to Horizon 2020 Horizon 2020 - Three priorities: 1. Excellent science 2. Industrial leadership 3. Societal challengesLaura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  22. 22. Looking forward to EXPO 2015 and to Horizon 2020Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  23. 23. Looking forward to EXPO 2015 and to Horizon 2020Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  24. 24. Key words for networkingKEY WORDS FOR NETWORKING: Territory, local peoples and communities, progress of skills over years, traditions, high quality food that consumer can trust ; Benefit from innovative scientific knowledge and new technological approaches; Encouraging the participation of SMEs; Educating people in nutrition for health and personal well-being. 3rdSwiss Food Tech Day 2013, May 16 -17 in Parma on the occasion of CibusGlobal Forum Laura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences
  25. 25. ConclusionLaura Piazza , DEFENS - Dept. of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences

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