The Municipality of Milan, leader of the European Food Trails project, and the Italian innovation hub Cariplo Factory, are launching the Call for Solutions. It is aimed at start-ups and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to identify innovative solutions to improve the sustainability of food systems of 11 European cities. The four-year Food Trails project (2020-2024), funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program, brings together a consortium of 19 European partners, including 11 cities, 3 universities, and 5 organizations, led by the Municipality of Milan.

Food Trails aims to support cities (BergamoBirminghamBordeaux MetropoleCopenhagenFunchalGrenoble-Alpes Metropole, Groningen, Thessaloniki, Tirana, and Warsaw) in designing, developing, and implementing innovative, sustainable, and inclusive food policies. Among these actions, the Call for Solutions Sustainable Food Systems was launched for identifying start-ups and SMEs.

The subjects chosen in this phase will have the opportunity to participate in the Match-Making Day to be held in spring 2023. Furthermore, they will develop a pilot project within the Food Trails project and gain international visibility, becoming part of the most important network of cities and food stakeholders in Europe.

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