The Annual Spoke 02 Meeting in Piacenza on the 25th and 26th of June

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Published: June 4, 2024 Event date: June 25 - 26, 2024
Spoke 02 is gathering in Piacenza at the Università Cattolica for its annual meeting. On the 25th and 26th of June, there will be two days dedicated to reviewing the progress of the Work Packages, and thus, the research activities of the Spoke.

Spoke 02, "Smart and Circular Food System and Distribution," whose research activities are coordinated by the National Research Council (CNR), aims to improve the sustainability of food systems through circular economy processes. This involves enhancing waste to obtain high-value-added products and developing applications of intelligent logistics systems for food distribution.

The research projects under Spoke 02 focus on improving food system sustainability through two main strategies: i) applying circular economy approaches to enhance the value of food waste and by-products, resulting in high-value-added products, and ii) developing and implementing smart logistics strategies, digital technologies, and innovative solutions for food distribution, all aimed at enhancing sustainability in the food industry.

Meeting Programme

Tuesday, 25th June


  • Meeting of the Early Career Scientists group


  • 14:00 - 15:00
    Greetings from the Spoke leaders and an update on the progress of the Work Packages, identifying any potential issues
  • 15:00 - 16:00
    Work Package meetings
  • 16:00 - 16:30
    Coffee break and networking
  • 16:30 - 17:30
    Thematic Tables
    1. Biocomposites: Recovery from waste, by-products, and reuse for food, feed, bio packaging
    2. Biotechnological applications for the treatment of by-products and transformation into new products
    3. Waste reduction through new packaging, increased shelf life, distribution, integrated logistics
  • 17:30 - 18:00
    Conclusions and discussion
Wednesday, 26th June
  • 9:00 - 9:30
    Greetings from the OnFoods coordinator and Spoke Leader
  • 9:30 - 10:00
    Presentation of project sheets WP 2.1
  • 10:00 - 10:30
    Presentation of project sheets WP 2.2
  • 10:30 - 11:00
    Presentation of project sheets WP 2.3
  • 11:00 - 11:30
    Coffee break
  • 11:30 - 12:00
    Presentation of project sheets WP 2.4
  • 12:00 - 12:30
    Synergies and collaborations between Spokes
  • 12:30 - 13:00
    Early Career Scientist Programme of Spoke 2: Current assessment and future activities
  • 13:00 - 13:30
    Discussion and workshop closure

This blog post is related to

Spoke 02

Smart and circular food system and distribution

To valorize food waste and smart and virtuous logistics

Lead organisation

Spoke leaderAntonio Moretti

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