The CnrxExpo inter-departmental programme aimed to communicate to the broad international audience of EXPO 2015 outstanding results and future challenges of research and innovation about the main theme of the universal exhibition: ‘Feeding the planet, Energy for Life’. Cnr research network also aimed at showing applications of scientific findings, and interactions with stakeholders and end-users, especially including private industries in emerging fields of agri-business.
Cnr participation to EXPO 2015 was framed into a collaboration agreement, with Cnr acting as scientific consultant of Padiglione Italia.
24 specific Cnr events were organized as executive projects to communicate a clear message about research and development in the three areas that have been identified by Cnr as the pillars of its research activities at EXPO 2015:
- Food and men (covering e.g. environmental and bio-medical aspects of agriculture);
- Food and productivity (covering e.g. the problems of optimization of the use of natural and biological resources, as well as latest advances in agronomical practices);
- Food and transformation technologies (covering e.g. food processing and the overall farm-to-fork chain).
Cnr participation to EXPO 2015 also included collaboration on initiatives of other pavilions on themes of global interests, and on emerging technologies worldwide. Finally, Cnr supported an intense programme of activities outside EXPO, futher catalysing circulation of ideas and diffusion of knowledge on science and agriculture.
Last update: 16/11/2017