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Name Country Description

Association Nationale des Industries Alimentaires (Lead Applicant)


Association Nationale des Industries Alimentaires (ANIA) was established in Paris in 1968. Its legal form is a non-profit association, according to the French “Association Loi 1901” rules. It counts among its members 22 sectoral food processing federations and 22 regional food processing associations, and their members, French food and drink companies. ANIA aims at promoting the interests of the food processing sector, and its 12 500 companies, of which 97% are SMEs. The activities and themes that ANIA works on include social affairs, education and professional training, economics and export, commercial relations, nutrition and health, food safety and quality, sustainable development, and research and innovation. ANIA serves as a link between food processing professionals and other related professionals, and public authorities.



ISARA-Lyon is a French HEI supported by the French Ministry of Food and Agriculture and accredited by the French “Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur”. ISARA is a member of the FESIA consortium (4 French private HEI in agriculture and food science). Thanks to 104 permanent staff and over 200 academic and professional lecturers, ISARA trains around 900 students each year (600 BSc and 300 MSc students). ISARA jointly operates with ISEMA Institut Supérieur Européen de Management Agroalimentaire – an institute specialised in the training of future executives and managers of the food industry, logistics and large-scale distribution.



Federalimentare Servizi s.r.l. actively collaborates with the most important Italian Universities and Research Centres, such as INRAN, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, ENEA, University of Bologna, University of Napoli Federico II, University of Milano and University of Perugia. These are the main stakeholders involved in the projects in which Federalimentare Servizi srl participates. Federalimentare Servizi s.r.l. is in charge of the Secretariat of the Italian Technology Platform - ITP “Italian Food For Life”, that can be considered as an output of the fruitful and crucial activities of the European Technology Platform - ETP “European Food for Life”. Therefore Federalimentare Servizi s.r.l. collaborates with the prestigious partners of the ITP.

Università degli Studi di Torino


The University of Turin (UNITO) is a public higher education institution that offers modern degrees, according to the Bologna Process, as well as official postgraduate programmes that are subject to demanding educational quality control systems. UNITO offers 131 curricula and enrols 67008 students, of which 1835 are in the agriculture and food technology area. It is the sixth biggest university in Italy. The personnel is composed of 3519 teaching and research staff, and 1953 administrative and services staff. Overall, 9% of the students are foreign students. Indeed UNITO is involved in various international networks, also in the context of European programmes such as the Framework Programmes for Research, the Lifelong Learning Programme, the Tempus Programme. It maintains roughly 880 bilateral agreements with partner universities under the LLP Erasmus programme and 500 formal agreements with foreign universities outside Erasmus.

TKI Agri & Food


TKI Agri&Food is a not-for-profit legal entity (a foundation under Dutch law) that organises research and innovation in the whole food chain in Agriculture and Food. It does so in a triple helix modus within Business, Science and Government, and in the areas of Fundamental research, Applied research, and Valorisation. The number of employees is very limited since FTE’s are hired from supporting organisations. The agenda that is being executed is the so-called Innovation contract (in Dutch, at that contains 11 roadmaps, dealing with Side-stream valorisation, Resource efficiency, Sustainable trade, Animal husbandry, Chain and market innovations, Human health, Product technology, Food safety, production technology, Consumer sciences and Internationalisation.



Fundamental, application-oriented and applied research is conducted within the domain of “healthy food and living environment” at Wageningen University. The scientific quality of Wageningen University is assured by its six graduate schools. One of the Departments of Wageningen University is the Social Sciences Department comprising of 21 disciplinary chair groups in economics, management, sociology and environmental sciences. The chairs of Marketing and Consumer Behavior and Business Management & Organisation participate in this initiative. In the academic year 2018/2019, there were 12000 students, of which 4000 from outside The Netherlands representing more than 100 different nationalities. In addition, there were 2000 PhD students within the organisation.