The Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) integrates the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and is the largest and most qualified school of graduate and post-graduate degrees in the Agricultural Sciences, in Portugal. The ISA team integrates at CBAA (Centre of Botany Applied to Agriculture) an inter-disciplinary Grapevine&Wine Platform which provides essential knowledge on the whole production chain, plant development and productivity, vineyard management, Precision Viticulture and Impact of climate change on Viticulture, grapevine ecophysiology, selection and conservation.
UNIVR-DB is based in the Biotechnology Department, Verona University (VU). The main competences of the group are plant genetics, molecular biology, plant pathology and biotechnology. The group has recognized expertise and facilities for large-scale analysis of gene expression, by microarray and by New Generation sequencing technologies.
The UNIMI is active in the following research fields: physiology of grape ripening and grapes enological quality, in relation to environmental conditions and suitability for viticulture; identification, collection, preservation and enhancement of genetic resources of cultivated and wild grapevines.
The Foodlab project will create a European incubator for both innovative projects and the creation of food companies.
Foodlab aims to develop innovation, particularly at start‐up and SME levels. It will facilitate the transfer of innovative projects by preparing :
- The company personnel to understand the challenges of innovation
- Teachers / researchers to better understand all the industrial constraints
- Students to understand and rationalize the difficulties of getting new products onto the market and develop their entrepreneurial spirit.