Carlo Petrini brought us the perspective of Slow Food, the global movement which he founded, on the future in the food industry. With him we have deepened the role of Km0 in the dynamics of innovation in the industry, which is trying to delineate the border between fashion and sustainable development.
Giulia La Face young architect and entrepreneur, has brought us his point of view on the subject of Km0 applied to urban regeneration and entrepreneurial initiatives, telling us about their experience and explaining what is even today can push a young man, as she spent several years abroad, to return to Italy and bet on its territory.
Enrico Testidirector of international relations of the Yunus Centre, the center of the Nobel Peace Prize, has shared with us instead an alternative point of view on how to conceive the business support and to the territory. In particular, he has introduced us to the topic of microcredit and social business Cities, already applied in some areas and Italian cities.
Franco Fassio, awarded in 2005 as “Best Young Designer Piemontese” and currently a researcher at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo on sustainable design issues
Can an economic and social model based on geographical proximity and the development of the area to be an engine for recovery and innovation in an economy based on globalization and economies of scale? In the year that has led us to the Expo, an event which may have represented a new starting point for Italy, ASP Alumni dedicated its traditional autumn event to a discussion on new development models “Km0”: in agri-food sector, sustainable and credit building.
In addition to the seminar we were pleased to organize and host a small but exciting exhibition of projects related to the theme of the event, with particular regards to the issue of innovation in the agri-food field. The exhibition was divided into three main subject areas: tourism and development of the territory, excellence in product and production, innovation and sustainability in the supply chain. The projects were displayed by former students of Alta Scuola Politecnica, from the chamber of commerce, from strategic consulting firm in the food sector, up to private business ventures and former students of the University of Pollenzo.