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21/10/2019

ISPRA special waste report

The eighteenth edition of the special waste report was published by ISPRA (Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research). Special waste is produced by public bodies and companies: the report therefore does not take into account urban waste (of domestic origin), but only those produced by economic activities. The 2019 [...]
21/10/2019

EIB funds: energy refitting for school buildings

The energy refitting of school buildings can now count on a European fund of around 1.5 billion euros. The agreement between the Minister of Education, University and Research (MIUR), European Investment Bank (EIB), Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) was signed last July 29th. [...]
21/10/2019

North America, Italian agrifood consumption is growing

The consumption of Italian food products in North America is increasing. On 9 September, Assocamerestero - the Association that reunites 78 Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad and Unioncamere - presented the results of a survey on the consumption trends of agri-food in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The analysis [...]
21/10/2019

COSME program, call for the development of sustainable tourism

As part of the Program for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs, a call for tenders for the development of sustainable tourism was published. The aim of the COSME call, Competitiveness of enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is to promote sustainable tourism and the capacity of SMEs in the [...]
21/10/2019

United Kingdom, uncertainty about Brexit favours Made in Italy

The climate of uncertainty about Brexit and the hypothesis of a no deal UK exit from the European Union on October 31st favour Made in Italy products. This is what emerges from an analysis carried out by Coldiretti on ISTAT data related to foreign trade for the period January-July 2019. [...]
21/10/2019

Italian Geographical indications, the new dedicated portal is online

In Italy there are over 800 food products awarded with a designation of origin and geographical indications. Wines, olive oils, cheeses: these are just some examples of Italian products marked with abbreviations such as PDO (protected designation of origin) and PGI (protected geographical indication). Thanks to the Ministry of Agricultural, [...]
21/10/2019

Funding 2021-2027, new partnerships for Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe will be the name of the new programme which, from January 1st 2021 to December 31st 2027, will replace Horizon 2020, maintaining its structure, objectives and aims. The budget allocated for the European research and innovation program is around 100 billion euros and the current Commission proposal - [...]
17/09/2019

Semidas, from industrial chemistry to craft beer

Innovation does not consist only in the invention of a completely new product or process, but can also be represented by the radical transformation of a mature and consolidated production process through techniques developed in other contexts. For example, the world of beer production in recent decades has introduced incredible [...]
17/09/2019

Agribusiness and fashion, entrepreneurial mission in Japan for Italian SMEs

ICE the Italian Foreign Trade Agency organizes, in collaboration with Confindustria and under the aegis of the Ministry of Economic Development, an entrepreneurial mission for SMEs in Japan from 10 to 14 November 2019. The objective of the entrepreneurial mission is to promote and increase the presence in Japan of [...]