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Making profit without a profit objective

9 January 2018    Editorial   

Food is hot, and startups even hotter

Add to this food producers, food scientists, and food engineers and you have the makings of something dynamic and very special. The Future Food Urban Coolab is exactly that. This foodhub opened its doors in Bologna, Italy, at the start of november. It is a place where people gather to share their knowledge, passion, and love for food. The lab is an initiative of FUTURE FOOD, a non-profit organisation with the ambition of making the global food industry just a little bit better every day.

 

 

Bound by the language of food

While there have been many similar attempts at creating this kind of food incubator where experts in every discipline that touches on the food industry meet, few have been done as well as the Future Food Urban Coolab. Other incubators tend to focus on a single thing like education, agri-food, startups, or food retail, the Coolab mixes all of these.It’s a research space, an atelier, a foodhall, a study room, and an accelerator combined. This is what makes it so that all the scientists, pioneers, consumers, students, and technicians here speak the same language: the language of food. They all have the same goal: profit. Profit for the planet, by devising more sustainable ways of food production. Profit for our bodies, by investigating the impact of food on our health. And profit for our minds by discovering new techniques and new possibilities for the food world. Realizing so much profit as a non-profit organisation is very special indeed.

Address Future Food Urban Colab:
2 Piazza Giuseppe Verdi
40126 Bologna, Italie 

 

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