Building a sustainable future of food through technology and collaboration

It’s an exciting yet challenging time for the food sector. New technologies are revolutionising the whole supply chain, and are playing a pivotal role in meeting an ever-demanding consumer demand for healthier and more sustainable food.  Corporate players are on the hunt for cutting edge tech solutions, from AI and digital software, food waste, packaging and blockchain, to dairy-free food and drink products and meatless alternatives.  Leading investors are joining the exciting journey of tech discovery as we explore new solutions and challenge existing assumptions.

Food Tech Matters, the go-to place for corporate innovation leaders and investors to discover the most innovative UK and international start-ups emerging on the scene, returns on 20-21st April 2021. Offering a new, enhanced format with more pitching sessions than ever before, a carefully selected line-up of the freshest talent championing revolutionary agri-food technologies will present to businesses and international investors.  The diverse range of pitch session themes will include The Future of Agtech, Next-Gen Food & Drinks, Food Safety & Traceability, Apps and Food Processing. Food Tech Matters has quickly gained a fantastic reputation amongst up and coming brands with sights on becoming future leaders of the agri-food industry, enabling them to make the connections they need to transform their businesses.

The Food Tech Matters series has been curated around networking and partnerships, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the community makes valuable connections to power the future of food.  The dedicated platform for 1-2-1 video meetings is a huge success each year and 2021 will be no different. All attendees are able to pre-book slots with other companies of their choice, and meetings will run across the two days.  A new, bespoke service for the corporate and investor community is in store for 2021, with a dedicated team to work alongside businesses to understand the types of companies they’d most like to hear from and connect with.

“We have built a community of loyal supporters since the inception of Food Tech Matters in 2018”, says Briony Mansell-Lewis, Director, Food Matters. “Our aim is to make sure that the Food Tech Matters community gets the most out of the meet-ups and with such an exciting and diverse range of innovations hitting the market, there was no doubt that by expanding the pitching line-up and finding the most promising start-up ventures in line with the needs and objectives of our corporate and investor attendees provides the global food tech community with a distinctive opportunity to make valuable connections.  We look forward to welcoming the community next April”.

Food Tech Matters will take place virtually on 20-21st April, 2021. Registration is now open and early bird rates end 31st January 2021.  More information at www.foodmatters.co.uk/tech

Start-up and corporate enquiries:   Contact Louise.bridges@foodmatters.co.uk

Investor enquiries:    Contact  Sarah.creber@foodmatters.co.uk

Partnership enquiries:   Contact David.ventris-field@foodmatters.co.uk