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EIT Food and UniTO on open platform and apps

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) brings together leading higher education institutions, research labs and companies to form dynamic cross-border partnerships - Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) - that develop innovative products and services, start new companies and train a new generation of entrepreneurs.

 

For EIT Food the role of consumer is central. All activities are focused on the idea that we are all responsible for, and connected to, the food that we eat, so we all need to work together to improve it. EIT Food activities on Public Engagement are designed to engage with people so that they can become agents of change in the food system.

UniTO activities on open platform and apps

Up today, the accessible projects on in this area are the following:

The New European Bauhaus

EIT Cross-KIC contributes to New European Bauhaus (NEB) Initiative from the European Commission. EIT Food Community will be part of projects that address urban food challenges and include local governance

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Peers4Food* - Peer-to-Peer engagement in food to promote healthy, fun and smart diets

The PoC provides support for overweight teenagers to develop a new awareness by sharing within a peer group focused on the same objective. A “smart food training” with shared diet, shared physical exercise and individual psychological support is designed to accompany and progressively empower teenagers. The group of peers can constitute the driving force for change: socialize and share experiences produces a sense of closeness and support that enhance self-esteem and facilitate the engagement in new lifestyles.

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Social capital in local food systems* - Increasing capabilities of diabetic people in deprived neighbourhoods

The project considers the food system as a lever to trigger social mechanisms able to strengthen people capabilities. It aims at enhancing the role of the local food system as a tool that promotes health through new relationships and alliances with other urban systems (public services, social groups, health system).

The project has 2 levels of people engagement. The final target is people suffering from chronic diseases (or at risk) related to eating habits, such as diabetes; in order to reach this goal, the project will involve health professionals, social and food industry workers and citizens to change social relationships with the final target.

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Other active UniTO projects

In the first three years of Call for Proposals from EIT Food, the University of Turin has been involved in 47 projects, in all functional areas of EIT Food, becoming a reliable partner for consortium.

 

See the list of projects involving the University of Turin, either as Activity Leader or partner, in the years 2018-2020.

 

Following you can find pages dedicated to open activities for students and for the general public.

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