01/03/2021 - 31/08/2021

  • Agrifood
  • Food
  • Sustainability


The HelpFood project aims to study and implement innovative models of food distribution, with a focus on sustainability of food systems, optimization of the food supply chain and enhancement of local production from an educational, training and awareness-raising perspective.

HelpFood in numbers


Project partners


European Countries

The project

The project deals with sustainability in the food chain to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It aims to support bottom-up initiatives that ground their operational logic on the creation of more sustainable food systems. In this context, digital platforms can help connect directly with consumers, facilitate links with other producers and thus create alternative digital food networks.

HIT participates in the project to support its founders for the transfer of knowledge and enhancement of the activities, in its role as activator of the innovation ecosystem, especially in strategic issues such as environmental sustainability.


The result of the project is an evaluation of three different online food distribution models as a possible evolution of “Feeding Trento”, a project started by the Municipality of Trento and the University of Trento to improve the food quality in the city. This assessment will act as a starting point for the co-design of a scalable food distribution model.


Project partners: Fondazione Edmund Mach (IT), Università degli studi di Trento (IT), Hub Innovazione Trentino – HIT (IT).

HIT budget: € 5.000

EU funding: € 50.000