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Sovena USA donates to STEM programs at Griffiss Institute

By Traci DeLore (


ROME, N.Y. — Olive oil company Sovena USA recently partnered with the Griffiss Institute on the creation and support of the institute’s STEM camps and programs in the community.

Sovena says it donated $1,000 to the institute’s STEM programs to develop the next generations of innovative thinkers by fostering talent and enabling experiences.

“We advance together,” Sovena USA Managing Director Tomas Almeida said in a press release. “At Sovena, innovation and education are critical to advancing in the field while remaining environmentally conscious. We can’t think of a better way to protect and care for our Earth than by encouraging new generations to carry on the mission.”

Sovena Group is the largest olive-oil company in the world and services more than 70 countries. Its on-site quality-control lab in Rome helped make Sovena the first olive-oil plan to obtain Safe Quality Food Level 3 certification. Sovena stipulates that it strives to sustainably produce healthy products while protecting the environment with its Feeding Futures for a Plant that Prospers and for People that Thrive strategy. The firm promotes initiatives and supports projects that foster the local dynamic of places where Sovena is located.

The Griffiss Institute is a STEM Talent and Technology Accelerator. From its home at the Innovare Advancement Center in Griffiss Business and Technology Park, it aims to develop the next generation of STEM talent and defense technologies that will strengthen U.S. national security and create economic opportunity for the region, state, and nation.

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