About us

Hort@ provides highly-specialised services to the agricultural and agri-industrial sectors to increase their competitivity and sustainability, while guaranteeing and enhancing food safety.

Hort@, originally formed as a spinoff of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, was started in 2008 by five founding members, whose goal is to translate innovative research results into agricultural practices.

We currently apply the results of research in the agri-food sector by:

The people

Hort@’s members combine years of experience in the Research & Development field with a wide range of national and international connections.
Over the years, the staff has been enhanced by the arrival of young professionals.

Members

Pierluigi Meriggi

Chairman and founding member

Vittorio Rossi

Founding member

Simona Giosuè

Founding member, administration

Tito Caffi

Founding member

Giuseppe Piacentino

Member, sales coordinator

The staff

Tiziano Bettati

IT sector coordinator

Matteo Ruggeri

Cereal, corn and sunflower sector coordinator

Giovanni Giuntoli

Legumes sector coordinator

Sara Elisabetta Legler

Grapevine sector coordinator

Federica Bove

Research and development, Horta4School Project contact person

Fiorenza Richelmi

Marketing and communication

Benedetta Girometta

Certification

Valentina Manstretta

Research and development

Francesca Passuello

Research and development

Roberta Bertuzzi

Research and development, administration

Cristian Veronesi

IT

Michele Ciuffreda

IT

Marco Ilic

IT

Alessandro Mennillo

IT

Daniela Corradi

Olives sector technical area

Vittoria Bardelloni

Grapevine experimental trials coordinator

Cristian Benini

Agrometeorological network coordinator

Benedetta Volta

Industrial crops technical area

Giovanni Miccoli

Industrial crops technical area

Nicolò Minghelli

Industrial crops technical area

Davide Meriggi

Industrial crops technical area

Alessia Castellucci

Industrial crops technical area

Marina Carchia

Industrial crops technical area

Saverio Terribile

Industrial crops technical area

Antonella Mavilia

Industrial crops technical area

Greta Polidori

Industrial crops technical area

Greta Polidori

Industrial crops technical area

Marta Corbetta

Grapevines sector technical area

Fabio Scaglia

Grapevines sector technical area

Nicole Moretti

Sales area

Emanuele Eusepi

Agrometeorological network

Gabriele Cola

R&D consultant, agrometeorology

Gianluca Grillo

Consultant for cereals sector

Elisa Gonzales Dominguez

Consultant Spain

Asterios Kartsiaflekis

Consultant Greece

Zvezdomir Jelev

Consultant Bulgaria

Laszlo Zsombik

Consultant Hungary

Vivien Pàl

Consultant Hungary

Yusuf Mert Kocagoz

Consultant Turkey

Julita Michalik

Consultant Poland

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