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Alma Mater Studiorium - University of Bologna

Organizer

The University of Bologna - Alma Mater Studiorum is the first university in the Western world, as well as one of the leading academic institutions in Italy and Europe. From 2018, has launched the International Student Challenge UrbanFarm.

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Fam Fondazione Alma Mater

Supporter

Established in 1996, Alma Mater Foundation was founded to support the University of Bologna in the realization of its institutional goals. Thanks to its administrative support, it promotes the development and implementation of UrbanFarm.

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Flytech SRL

Main sponsor

FlyTech is an Italian manufacturer of custom electronics for lighting. Since 2016, the company promotes an intensive research and innovation programme on LED lighting for horticulture. Today the company produce LED devices for both supplemental lighting in greenhouse systems and full spectral management in indoor vertical farms, with special consideration of sustainability and resource efficiency of crop production systems. The company has supported the organization of the International Student Challenge since its first edition.

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THE UNITED BANK OF EGYPT

MAIN SPONSOR

UB is to be positioned as one of the leading financial services provider in Egypt,  recognizable for its people, strong core values, outstanding performance and sustainable growth.

NOVELFARM (PORDENONE FIERE)

MAIN SPONSOR

Novel Farm is an international exhibition on indoor, soilless and vertical farming. The fair hosts the final event of UrbanFarm International Student Challenge since its first edition.

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SZENT ISTVÁN UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF HORTICULTURE

PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

The Faculty of Horticultural Science, which was founded by a physician, Ferenc Entz in 1853, became one of the prominent places of European horticultural teaching during the last 150 years. Working with the Organizing Committee, promotes the divulgation of UrbanFarm.

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UNIVERSITY OF NAPOLI FEDERICO II - DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

The origins of the Department date back to 1872 when it was established, after Pisa's school, the Second Higher School of Agriculture of the Kingdom of Italy, which subsequently became the Faculty of Agriculture. Working with the Organizing Committee, promotes the divulgation of UrbanFarm.

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MUNICIPALITY OF GALLIERA

CITY PARTNER

Galliera is an Italian town of around 5,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area of Bologna, in Emilia-Romagna Region. Within its territory, the SIAPA Area may be found, constituting one of the 3 locations targeted by UrbanFarm2020.

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MUNICIPALITY OF LANUVIO

CITY PARTNER

Lanuvio is an Italian town of about 13,000 inhabitants within the metropolitan area of the city of Rome, in Lazio Region. In its territory there is the former station Ares 118, one of the 3 locations targeted by UrbanFarm2020.

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POLAR PERMACULTURE (LONGYEARBYEN)

CITY PARTNER

Polar Permaculture evolved out of the need for Chef Benjamin L. Vidmar to have the freshest, locally grown produce in the northern most town of Longyearbyen in Norway. In order to increase local production and supply of fresh vegetables, Longyearbyen is one of the 3 locations targeted by UrbanFarm2020.

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WUXU

PARTNER

WUXU is a non for profit association that collaborates with the UrbanFarm Organizing Committee by promoting the competition in China and the involvement of the city of Chongqing.

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AQUAPONIC DESIGN

PARTNER

It is an innovative startup made up of three students from the University of Bologna who participated in the 2019 edition of UrbanFarm. The company offers consultancy on design and implementation of aquaponic systems and have created demonstrative indoor and outdoor hydroponic gardens in restaurants and co-working spaces in the city of Bologna. The startup company Aquaponic Design is a clear example of how a student team formed within the UrbanFarm challenge can turn ideas into an entrepreneurial project.

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FUTURE FOOD INSTITUTE

PARTNER

The Future Food Institute is an Italian-based non-for-profit organization 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. Promotes UrbanFarm through the organization of events and online dissemination activities.

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SILVIO FRITEGOTTO

MEDIA PARTNER

The company SilvioFritegotto.it promotes dissemination and training on sustainable vegetable crop production. Starting from the first edition of UrbanFarm, the company promotes dissemination of the challenge outcomes through the publication of online articles.

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NEW BUSINESS MEDIA SRL - EDAGRICOLE

MEDIA PARTNER

The Edagricole brand, founded in 1937, is now a leading brand in the agri-food sector, owned by the New Business Media company of the Tecniche Nuove Group in Milan. The company helps the dissemination of UrbanFarm activities through the publication of the final book of the student challenge.

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MIPAAF (MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURAL, FOOD AND FORESTRY POLICIES - ITALY)

PROMOTER

The Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies is a department of the Italian Government, responsible for drawing up and coordinating agricultural, forestry, agri-food and fisheries policies at national, European and international level, representing Italy in the European Union for matters falling within its competence.

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ISHS (INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURAL SCIENCES)

PROMOTER

The aim of the ISHS is to promote and encourage research and education in all branches of horticultural science and to facilitate cooperation and knowledge transfer on a global scale through its symposia and congresses, publications and scientific structure. From 2018, ISHS promotes the organization of UrbanFarm International Student Challenge by providing three teams with the Young Mind Award and complementary 1-year memberships to the team members.

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