On February 15 and 16, the University of Bologna and Flytech participated in the NovelFarm 2023, the international conference and trade show. A two-day international conference brought together experts in the fields of indoor and vertical farming, aquaponics, hydroponics, and integrated farming.
One of the major gatherings in Italy’s agriculture industry, NovelFarm, welcomed over 3300 visitors, including businesses, investors, academics, and general public who were curious about urban and indoor farming.
Among the exhibitors were the most significant players from advanced soilless agriculture, including the FoodE Partners University of Bologna and Flytech, who presented FoodE and the aeroponic vertical farm modules and Flytech LED lights which are used in the FoodE pilot project Alma VFarm. AlmaVFarm is an experimental vertical farm located in Bologna and managed by the Agricultural and Food Science departments of the University of Bologna.
Moreover, Dr. Giuseppina Pennisi from the University of Bologna presented the objectives of FoodE and its multifunctional initiatives and pilots during her speech “Toward more sustainable, resilient and community-driven urban food systems: experiences from the European project FoodE – Food systems in European Cities”.