The Project SOFIA will be presented at the TRADEIT Open to Innovation Conference Oct 19th & 20th 2016

Marco_DellaGala_roundedMarco Della Gala has been selected to present the project SOFIA at the TRADEIT and Trafoon Networks joint closing conference titled – Open to Innovation: Networks for the sustainability of Traditional Food Sector in Europethat will share a vision for the future development of the SME food sector in Europe.

TRADEIT – Traditional Food: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Transfer is a project  funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme  FP7-KBBE-2013-7 – single stage  (Grant No.: 613776). It is a multidisciplinary, multi-sectorial collaborative project supporting a Network of Traditional Food SMEs and Food Researchers in the areas of Collaboration, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge and Technology Transfer to increase the competitiveness and inter-regional advantage of Traditional Food Producing SMEs.

Marco Della Gala participated to the TRADEIT Entrepreneurship Summer Academy 2015 at the University of Insurbia in Como. The project SOFIA and Marco’s successfull participation to the Marie-Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (call 2015) led the TRADEIT coordinator to choose Marco as a best practice of how the  Entrepreneurship Summer Academy stimulated and helped PhD students in their career development. Thus, Marco has been invited to present his project  at the TRADEIT closing conference in Brusselles .

logo-conferenceThe conference will present outcomes, best practices and recommendations from the TRADEIT and Trafoon projects with a special focus on:

  • Vision for the Development of SME Food Sector in Europe
  • SME Case Studies: Successes and Impacts of the TRADEIT & Trafoon Projects
  • Best Practice Developed on Knowledge Exchange to SMEs
  • Integrating Entreprenneurial Thinking into Food Research Centres
  • Role of Networks and Intermediaries for the Support of SMEs