On Monday, December 13, during the opening ceremony of the academic year of the Mondovi branch of Politecnico di Torino, an agreement was signed between the Politecnico and MIAC - Mercato Ingrosso Agroalimentare Cuneo. The collaboration will aim to define joint strategies to support technological innovation and to provide training for new skills in the agri-food sector of the Cuneo area. The benefits will not only be local but will also reflect positively on the rest of the regional territory, given that MIAC manages the Agrifood Pole of the Piedmont Region.
With regard to teaching and training activities , the agreement provides that the contribution of Politecnico di Torino will consist in the promotion of internships, theses, degree projects, conferences and meetings. Students of the university of Corso Duca degli Abruzzi will have access to internships, doctorates and scholarships funded by the Mercato Ingrosso Agroalimentare Cuneo, which will also offer spaces dedicated to training and research in its laboratories.
This joint path of research, development, innovation and technology transfer in the agri-food sector will focus mainly on issues related to traceability, agri-food safety, product innovation and packaging. The two partners will also participate in tandem in projects promoted and financed by public or private entities, both local and national and international, to support their activities of promotion and dissemination of a more scientific and technological mentality in the agri-food sector, through training and organization of events in collaboration with other entities in the area.
Marcello Cavallo, President of MIAC, commented: "The agreement with a prestigious University such as Politecnico di Torino represents an important act for our company, which has placed innovation at the center of its development plan. The partnership, aimed at encouraging technological development in the agrifood sector, is realized with the transfer of the Pole's laboratories to the Mondovì site, with the aim of implementing new technologies together for the benefit of companies and the territory".