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The Lombard Cosmetic System, on the occasion of the Second Steering Committee of the Go4Cosmetics, organized the round table “State of the art of the research in the cosmetics value chain”, inserted in the panel of the Milan Beauty Week, in the splendid context of the Parlamentino of Palazzo Giureconsulti.

The event opened with institutional greetings from Fabrizio Sala, Minister for Education, University, Research, Innovation of the Lombardy Region, who underlined the importance of the Go4Cosmetics partnership which opened the doors to inter-regional cooperation in the cosmetic field, a supply chain that in Lombardy accounts for 60% of the entire national sector. It reiterates the challenge of promoting the growth of the sector with an approach guided by continuous research and innovation, certainly encouraged by international collaboration, which “the Lombardy Region supports in particular through the S3 Strategy but above all with the Strategic Program for Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer which will mobilize over one and a half billion euros of regional, national and European funds in the period 2021-2023 ”.

Anita Tregner, senior consultant from the European Commission, also spoke and testified that at a European level the development of the innovative cosmetic ecosystem has great potential.

The first part of the event closes with the greetings of the representatives of the two cosmetic business associations, Polo Tecnologico della Cosmetica Italia.

Ivan Massari, Vice President of the Cosmetic Technological Pole, reminds us that the cosmetics supply chain is specialized and segmented, including not only manufacturers but also packaging, machinery, components and services of various types that enrich the supply chain. “Looking to the future, the challenge concerns training, the development of specific skills and knowledge necessary for the sector to face both the green and digital transition”. Ivan recalls that the effective experience of the two-year ITS Cosmetics 4.0 course started in Crema, and takes the opportunity to thank his friend Renato Ancorotti for this. With training modules held by teachers from both schools and companies themselves, it allows for a highly practical and practical approach.

Matteo Locatelli, Vice President of Cosmetica Italia, finally, recalled that “the Italian cosmetic sector has an economic weight, worth 33 billion euros, but also scientific, 6% of the turnover is invested in research and innovation, and social , more than half of the employees are women: the first edition of the Milan Beauty Week is precisely dedicated to promoting the sector as an excellence of Made in Italy “Locatelli recalls that cosmetics is innovation and emotion, recalling the strength and energy that supply chain also releases in terms of well-being and conciliation, becoming a development driver for the entire country.

The round table then continued with the intervention of academic researchers, Italian and European, representatives of the Universities: AgroParisTech (Francia), University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (Romania), Polytechnic University of Milan, , University of Studies of Milan – Bicocca, University of Pavia, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart.

With the various high-level testimonies of the research professors, it was possible to have an overview of future perspectives and academic explorations but also to bring concrete and applied experiences in business contexts. The birth of Go4Cosmetics will make it possible to make the European cosmetics supply chain stronger and more important, thanks to the synergy with institutions and the academic world, favoring the development of collaborative actions of applied research and innovation.

Researchers Speeches

Richard Daniellou, Chaire de Cosmétologie – Antenne Orléans d’AgroParistech Download the presentation

Carmen Socaciu, Faculty of Food Science and Technology – University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca Download the presentation

Luca Fumagalli, Manufacturing Group -Politecnico di Milano (School of Management) Download the presentation

Miriam Colombo, Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Bioscienze – Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca Download the presentation

Marina Carini, Advanced Course Coordinator – Università degli Studi di Milano Download the presentation

Paola Perugini, Scientific Director Etichub – Università degli Studi di Pavia Download the presentation

Lorenzo Morelli, Director of the Food Science and Technogies department (DiSTAS), Università Cattolica di Cremona – Piacenza Download the presentation

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