The Open Innovation Lab, initiative for packaging and materials waste reduction, organised by ART-ER, Confagricoltura and Federalimentare, took place on September 30th at the Reggio Emilia Technopole.

Experts from CRPA (Research Center on Animal Production) and UniMoRe (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) led the debates on the dairy supply chain for Agriculture and Industry subsectors during two different sessions: "Innovative sustainable materials" and "Eco-design and new techno-organizational solutions to reduce traditional materials (Agriculture);" Technological solutions to reduce volume of materials and the introduction of innovative sustainable packaging" and "Eco-design, ICT smart solutions to manage packaging surplus and its recovery following a circular economy approach" (Industry).

Main conclusions of each discussion were summarised in a plenary session.