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Innovation and Oppotunities in the Agri & Food Sector

About the event

DMCC is pleased to invite our members to a two-day event that will offer a chance to know more about commercial opportunities in the Agri & Food field.

In the framework of the AgriFood week at Expo 2020 Dubai, members have the prospect of listening to representatives from Politecnico di Milano (Italy’s most prestigious school of Science, Engineering and Architecture), Intesa Sanpaolo and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation CenterStartup Nation Central from Israel, Israel – Italy Chamber of Commerce and discussing new solutions for the Agri & Food industry.

Attendees will also discover innovative technologies brought by several Italian and Israeli innovative start-ups and meet with them.

21 FEBRUARY 2022
The event will provide relevant research results, practical and successful business cases on sustainability-oriented innovation in agrifood driven by digital technologies and developed within the Digital Innovation Observatories of Politecnico di Milano.

22 FEBRUARY 2022
Intesa Sanpaolo and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, together with their Israeli and international partners, offer you the opportunity to meet cutting-edge solutions and new commercial opportunities in the Agri & Food sector.

Being two of the world’s most innovative countries, Israel’s and Italy’s Agri & Food sectors offer a wide range of innovative solutions including soil and plant sensors, cutting-edge warming drones, autonomous robots, plant genetics platforms, cultured meat, alternative proteins, smart irrigation, and big data analytics software, which play a key role in managing the todays’ & tomorrows’ Agri & Food challenges, based on the axiom of “Growing more with less land, water & manpower”.

Event details


Innovation House, Intercontinental Hotel Dubai Marina


21 Feb: 2:00pm - 6:00pm | 22 Feb: 10:00am - 5:00pm, 21 - 22 Feb 2022

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Agenda: 21 february 2022


Welcome coffee

2:00 - 2:10PM

Event opening
Alessandro Perego, Director of the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering and Scientific Director of the Digital Innovation Observatories, Politecnico di Milano

2:10 - 3:30PM

Sustainability-oriented innovation and digital trends in Agri & Food

    • Giulia Bartezzaghi, Director Food Sustainability Observatory
    • Chiara Corbo, Director Smart Agrifood Observatory
    • Damiano Frosi, Director Contract Logistics Observatory
    • Stefano Capoferri, Business Development Manager Gulliver
    • Case history Number 1 Logistics Group Societ  Benefit

3:30 - 3:45PM

A Sustainable Innovation Framework to rebalance Agri & Food value chains: The Ploutos project Filippo Renga, Osservatori Digital Innovation

3:45 - 4:00PM

Innovative Education in Agri & Food

    • Gianni Ferretti, Full Professor of Automation, Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano - Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering
    • Luigi De Nardo, Full Professor of Materials Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry and Materials Engineering Giulio Natta, Politecnico di Milano - Master of Science in Food Engineering

4:00 - 4:15PM

Final remarks and conclusion of the event


Networking cocktail


10:00 - 10:30AM

Welcome coffee

10:30 - 10:40AM

Opening remarks
    • Hedi El Karoui, General Manager Intesa Sanpolo Dubai Branch
    • Vincenzo Antonetti, Head of Innovation Network Development at Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center

10:40 - 11:40AM

Keynote speakers about Agri & Food tech

    • IMI CIB Division, Intesa Sanpaolo (on site) TBD
    • Startup Nation Central from Israel (on site) TBD
    • UAE Institutions & local realities prominent in the field (on site)
    • Italia del Gusto Italy (on site) TBD
    • Israel – Italy Chamber of Commerce (on site) TBD
    • Politecnico di Milano (online/on site) TBD

11:40AM - 12:00PM

Coffee break

12:00 - 1:20PM

Startups’ presentation from Israel & Italy

1:20 - 1:35PM

Closing remarks

1:35 - 2:30PM

Networking lunch

2:30 - 5:00PM

One-to-one meetings B2B

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