Agrifood Innovation Event – Food Innovation

The 4th edition of the international AgriFood Innovation Event is a focused business, technology and research platform, unique in bringing together European and global companies from the entire agrifood supply chain (from farmer to enduser, with customers, producers, retailers and researchers).

Due to the Corona / Covid-19 situation in 2020 the event is divided in two separate tracks, which will take place online and in different timeslots. There will be a Digital Farming Track (8-9 October) and a Food Innovation Track (25-26 November).

25 November: Healthy Nutrition Conference

How can innovation in nutrition help to improve the well being of the growing population in the world? The importance of healthy nutrition is of paramount importance, which starts with healthier eating from childhood, within the context of choice. The impact of technology requires a cross-sector knowledge exchange and cooperation.

The Healthy Nutrition Conference brings the food industry, scientists, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition, together to enable collaboration and innovation and to support a sustainable healthy nutrition landscape for the future.

Focus topics of the conference are:

  • Youth and Healthy Nutrition
  • Personalised Nutrition
  • Sustainability
  • Food Innovation and Health
  • Cultured Meat

26 November: 3D Foodprinting Conference

The 3D printing technology will be fundamental to the way people interact with food in the future. Supermarkets are already testing to 3D print customized cakes, caterers / restaurants are offering printed desserts. Some even claim that there will be a 3D food printer in every home soon. However, much research is required to change the hype into reality. Which industries will be influenced by the technology? Which food components can be printed in the near future? And which aspects should be taken into account to ensure safety and maintainability of 3D printed food?

The location, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, is in a region in which the agri-food business is one of the most productive, sustainable and profitable in the world; where food innovation is in the entrepreneurs’ DNA.

Focus topics of the conference are:

  • Research and development (taste, texture, structure, flavor, color, nutrition)
  • Technologies for 3D Food Printing
  • Ingredients for 3D Food Printing
  • Business Models
    • Customization/ Co-creation
    • On-demand and on-the-go production
    • Flexibility
  • Patent / Legal and Regulatory issues
  • Investment opportunities
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