Dr Cosimo Maria Palopoli is an Italian entrepreneur, best known as the co-founder and CEO of IUV. Established back in 2019, IUV has sustainability at the heart of its agenda and ensures a more environmentally friendly future for the industries of food, beverages and packaging. Now a popular choice as a sustainability speaker, Dr Cosimo is available to hire to speak on topics such as biopolymers, biodegradation, compostability potential and packaging development strategies.
Having achieved a Food Technology Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florence and a Master’s Degree in Food Science and Technology from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Dr Cosimo has long had an interest in the food industry and innovation. Joining forces with Maria Lucia Gaetani, Dr Cosimo co-founded IUV in 2019 – a company that designs compostable, biodegradable vegetable biopolymer packaging designed to improve the freshness, shelf-life, taste, smell and firmness of food. Throughout his career, Dr Cosimo has made it his mission to explore innovative strategies and has developed countless case studies on FMCG.
Having worked in Silicon Valley, Japan, America and with firms such as JETRO NTT Data and EIT Climate KIC, Dr Cosimo has gained invaluable knowledge through design thinking, lean startups and business modelling. Having also built a strong reputation amongst corporate clients, worldwide foundations, third sectors and public administrators, Dr Cosimo has been recognised on the Forbes 30 Under 30 2021, Forbes 30 Under 30 Italia 2021, the 2020 FoodTech 500 and named as the 2019 Best Innovator of the Year by the Italy-Tokyo Embassy and JETRO NTT Data. Honoured to be named the Most Inspirational Italian Entrepreneur and an Inspirational Entrepreneur in AgriFoodTech, Dr Cosimo is helping to accelerate a sustainable future.
With broad knowledge across the FMCG industry, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and biopolymers, Dr Cosimo is a fantastic addition to events themed on sustainability. Focussing on topics surrounding innovation, sustainability and new business models, Dr Cosimo is able to bring understanding to the complex science surrounding biodegradability and develops an understanding of the importance of sustainability in the future of our planet.