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"Innovative teaching methodologies to enhance competences of professionals in the food sector: Academia & Business perspectives"

16th October 2018 9:00-13:00

Venue: Sala degli Affreschi, Palazzo Isimbardi - Città Metropolitana di Milano via Vivaio 1, Milano (Italy)

8:45 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and brief introduction on the ASKFOOD project and activities (Paola Pittia, Unite, ASKFOOD coordinator)

9:15 - 10:45 Workshop Part 1

Moderators: Germana DiFalco (Cassiopea-IT) and Rainer Svacinka (University of Teramo, IT)

Invited Speakers:

Elsbeth Spelt, Wageningen University & Research (NL): “Teaching interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to scholars and professionals: Educational practices at Wageningen University and Research”

Leonardo Caporarello, Director of BUILT, Bocconi University (IT): “How to innovate and scale the educational experiences: Bocconi University practices and services for students, faculty and professionals”

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 13:00 Workshop Part 2

Moderators: Germana DiFalco (Cassiopea-IT) and Rainer Svacinka (University of Teramo, IT)

Invited Speakers:

Marco Leonzio and Luigi Serio, ISTUD (IT): “Smart corporate training: what managers ask from training. Evidences on future skills and innovative training schemes from the Istud Permanent Observatories on Corporate Competitiveness and on Youth Employment”

Claudia Pingue, General Manager Polihub (IT): “University-based Innovation Districts: facts, figures and activities from the third top-ranked university- incubator in the world”

Giulia Silenzi, Deloitte (IT): “FoodForward, foodtech corporate accelerator - Designing and Innovating in Italy”

13:00 Wrap up and official End


Aim of the workshop

A wide debate is ongoing on innovative teaching methods in Higher Education to enhance the development of the skills and competences required by the job market and professional environment and to meet the changed learning abilities of the current generation of students and trainees.

The workshop includes several oral presentation given by experts on innovative teaching and training methodologies in Higher education, professional and business sectors. Moderators will guide participants in a open and high-level discussion on their potential use and application to upgrade food and food-related teaching and training and professional and business skills of trainees and graduates.


Interested participants should send email to ppittia@unite.it and mfaieta@unite.it by 8 October 2018 by indicating name and surname, position, institution/organisation and address.

The workshop has a limited place available and registrations will be limited to 20 participants and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

For more information please send email to: ppittia@unite.it

The workshop is organised with the support of the ERASMUS+, KA, project, ASKFOOD - Alliance for Skills and Knowledge to Widen Food Sector-related Open Innovation, Optimization and Development
Project n. 588375-EPP-1-2017-1-IT-EPPKA2-KA

Milan, Italy
Tuesday, October 16, 2018