Food is a global language and a driver for global economic prosperity. Food is also a catalyst for change and food players are often pioneers that are responsible for more than just the bottom line; their choices can have tremendous impacts on human health and world sustainability. So how do we face the urgent issues of creating a more sustainable future of food while understanding technology’s role in closing the gaps in our food system? The key is knowledge and education, the cornerstone of innovation.
This is where we come in.
The Future Food Institute is an Italian-based non-profit with global horizons that aims to build a more equitable world through enlightening a world-class breed of innovators, boosting entrepreneurial potential and improving agri-food expertise and tradition.
We are holders of a unique heritage and have a responsibility to preserve it, maintain it, improve it and spread it. innovation must be grounded and rooted into a local history. future food institute aims to bring innovation, while keeping strong basis on our unique food heritage.
The food industry is deeply changing, and we can imagine different scenarios. part of our mission is to be a beacon in paving the way for food innovators through the food world, in every direction, from product to process innovation, analyzing all the related impacts on local economic growth and job creation. the food industry is deeply changing, and there are we can imagine different scenarios.
To eat is a physical need and a great excuse to come together! who you eat with has always been important in the social lives of people all over the world. even what you eat has social implications. food and social interaction are deeply entwined in the human psyche, a fact which we tend to ignore in our daily lives. transformation is the key characteristic that makes food a highly challenging innovation field. ffi wants to be a guide through the food world, in every direction, from product to process innovation, analyzing all the related impacts on local economic growth and job creation.
A future of growth, both in good ways (more technology in the agricultural system, and attention towards health and diets) and in bad ways (exploitation of the soil, more health diseases connected to food consumption).
But also a future of collapse, considering how climate change is influencing crops’ growth or how many people in the world are still starving.
Food Innovation Program
A unique educational platform that brings Design driven innovation to the food sector to create out of the box solutions. This second level Master program equips the participants with the necessary tools to be proactively integrate the next trends in the food sector.
Food Innovation Global Mission
A 60 day research mission across 10 of the the main international food hubs to enable food related organisations to capture the next moonshots in the agri-food industry through an experiential learning approach.
The future is now, but it is spread out all-over the world. Are you a an Expert in the agrifood sector looking out for the latest trends and novel ideas? We will take you on a learning journey to where innovation happens.
Boot camps & Summer Schools
Intensive educational programs shaped for passionate young communicators, entrepreneurs, designers and thought leaders to discover and navigate the complexity of the food system using tools such as design thinking and creative learning.
Agricool Summer Camp
A Summer Camp for passionate tech savvy young people 15 to 18-year-old who are ready to hack the food system leveraging front-line technologies.
Young talent academy
An entirely dedicated space where tomorrow’s food leader can discover, prototype, test and give life to our ideas.
Intensive workshops crafted for 6 to 12-year-old kids, empowering them to work on problems and solutions to existing daily challenges following the Reggio Children philosophy.
A 1-year-program for supporting selected Food Innovation Program Alumni, making the best use of their potential and involving them in hands-on innovation projects.
An award-winning, family-friendly event which is catalyzing a new generation of food makers while enabling cutting-edge organizations to be part of a massive learning process. Join one of the 240+ Faires around the world!
Food Hackathons invite you to collaborate on creating, prototyping and birthing hardware and software solutions to some of the greatest challenges we face in feeding our future generations by attending fully immersive educational experiences.
Food Tech Meetup
Join unique gatherings of food experts, entrepreneurs, investors, journalists and thought leaders, to be part of the forefront in the space.
Food is a conversation
An array of notable keynote speakers, jointly with local communities, to gather around food and start informal conversations that touch upon the daily lives of everyone, merging high academic knowledge with daily community experiences.
future food urban coolab
An innovative food space shaped around the local community, to eat, learn, share and experience revolutionising the common understanding of meals.
An exclusive food maker space where open source computer-controlled machines are combined with kitchen equipment, to shape a unique exploring, learning and sharing environment.
A real playground created to encourage the creation and development of Agtech businesses as well as to welcome the local community, young talents and educational events.