Proposing party: Prof. Giuseppe Spano, associate professor working at the Food Sciences Department, School of Agricultural Science, Università degli Studi di Foggia.

Promis Biotech S.r.l. spin-off conducts the following activities: research, selection, preservation, reproduction, production and sale of yeasts and bacteria for the agricultural and food industry, particularly for companies that manufacture proven products with protected geographical indication. The main challenge that the spin-off intends to face is innovating in the regional wine sector, which is characterized by large volumes of production, but relatively lower quality, by introducing up-to-date techniques and industrial production systems based on state-of-the-art biotechnology.

The university spin-off not only aims at enhancing the cognitive and international relations heritage in the field of food microbiology developed in the University of Foggia, and particularly by the research group, but also comes forward – within the framework of a systemic approach to R&D in the agricultural and food sector, as the effective missing link in the technology transfer of food biotechnology.

The corporate purpose involves the following activities:

  • “Production of other not classified elsewhere food products (Yeasts)” ATECO code 10.89.09
  • “Production of milk by-products (Lactic ferments)” ATECO code 10.51.20

By way of example and not limitation, the company performs the following activities:

  • production of microbial biomass on demand
  • participation in and research and development and innovation programmes projects in the following sectors: agriculture and food, agro-industrial, applied microbiology, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, nutraceutical, biomedical and biotechnological, by using – if necessary – the incentive instruments made available by the region, the country, the European Union or other international bodies
  • study and formulation of new products, processes and services in the following sectors: agriculture and food, agro-industrial, applied microbiology, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, nutraceutical, biomedical and biotechnological
  • bio-productions of interest for the following sectors: agriculture and food, agro-industrial, applied microbiology, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, nutraceutical, biomedical and biotechnological
  • consultancy to the companies in the following sectors: agriculture and food, agro-industrial, applied microbiology, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, nutraceutical, biomedical and biotechnological
  • organisation of both scientific and popular events connected with the main activity of the corporate purpose

The company incorporation proposal was approved by the Università degli Studi di Foggia with a resolution by the Academic Senate on 14/09/2011 and by the Board of Directors on 28/09/2011.

The company was incorporated on 16/12/2011.

The University of Foggia participates by 7% of the share capital, which amounts to € 10,000.