Innovating with purpose and intent for a better future

Day 1 Tuesday 25 June

09.00 – 09.30

09.30 – 10.00

10.00 – 10.45

Breakfast and registration

Opening lecture: Innovating for a better tomorrow

Panel debate: The global food tech trends driving future investment and innovation
Experts, accelerators and investors will explore the disruptive technologies transforming our food system and the latest trends driving investment.

Moderator: Jonathan Berger, CEO, The Kitchen Food Tech Hub
Johan Jorgensen, Partner, Sweden Food Tech
Zina Mavroeidi, CEO, E-Fresh.gr
José Luis Cabañero, CEO, Eatable Adventures
Ivan Farneti, Founding Partner, Five Seasons Ventures

10.45 – 11.45

11.45 – 12.15

12.15 – 13. 00

Food Tech Connect 1-2-1 meetings and networking coffee

Open innovation challenge

Panel debate: The founders ask the funders

This session will bring together a wild card of founders and funders to challenge the current investment landscape for future agtech and food tech solutions. The panel will put the spotlight on the specific issues impacting start-ups in the agtech/food tech space and look at what they really need from corporate venture funds and accelerators.

Are you a founder who has been raising funds for your food start-up? Do you have frustrations that you would like to share? If so, this could you your chance to get on stage with some top VCs and founders of future food start-ups. Contact jewell.sparks@gmail.com to register your interest.

Moderator: Jewell Sparks, Founder and CEO, BiTHOUSE Group

The Founders
Marina Zeisler, Co-founder, Cell Garden

The Funders

Dr Manon Sarah Litter, CEO, Katiesgreenfood
Peter Kruger, CEO and Managing Director, Startupbootcamp FoodTech
Damien Jourdan, Open Innovation Manager, Danone
Richard O’Gorman, Director, Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund
Jason Voogt,
Senior Director, Open Innovation – Bio/Ag Tech, Ferrero

13.00 – 14.30

Food Tech Connect 1-2-1 meetings and networking lunch

13.45 – 14.30

Start-up pitch session

Six of today’s most exciting food-tech start-ups take to the floor to present their solutions and receive expert feedback from the investor pitch panel. Each start-up will have 3 minutes to pitch plus 3 minutes of feedback and questions from the panel.

Selection will be via an application process open to all registered start-ups

Pitch panel:

Ivan Farneti, Founding Partner, Five Seasons Ventures
Scott Simpkin, Senior Associate, Food Tech Specialist, Seedrs
Diana Krantz, VC Investor, Draper Esprit

14.45 – 15.30

Panel debate: Next-gen technology and the future of food retail
In an ever-changing retail environment, grocery retailers are focusing on innovation and new opportunities to utilise technology that will enhance the consumer shopping experience. They are also finding ways to use technology to streamline business operations and at the same time address major issues facing the food industry such as reducing global food waste. This panel will bring together grocery retailers and food tech start-ups from across Europe to showcase this type of collaboration in action. Speakers will discuss the key ingredients for a successful relationship, addressing and overcoming challenges and exploring future opportunities.

Moderator: Kevin Camphuis, Co-Founder and FoodTech expert, ShakeUpFactory

David Kat, SVP Global Business Development, Wasteless
Matthieu Benkerant, Head of Open Innovation, Carrefour Group
Ignace De Nollin, Managing Director, Smartwithfood
Ismael Ould,
CEO and Founder, WYND

15.30 – 16.15

16.15 – 17.00

 

Food Tech Connect 1-2-1 meetings and networking

Panel debate: The future of protein and the meatless movement
In this session, experts and innovators will come together to explore the alternative protein solutions being developed today to meet tomorrow’s demand. Is a meatless food industry the future of food? Who is leading innovation across the meatless ecosystem and how can we mainstream lab-grown meat, insect protein and seafood substitutes to make them more palatable to consumers? This panel will dig into some of the major trends, exploring the very latest developments and disruptors and the ever-growing appetite for funding and investment in alternative proteins.

Moderator: Peter Hawthorne, Managing Partner, P.Chandler Partners

Beatriz Jacoste, Business Development Manager, KM ZERO
Tom Mohrmann, CEO, Protifarm
Andy Shovel, CEO, This.co
Robert Woodall,
CEO, The Meatless Farm Co

17.00 – 18.00

Networking drinks

Day 2 – Wednesday 26 June

09.00 – 09.30

09.30 – 10.15

Breakfast

Start-up pitch session
Six of today’s most exciting food-tech start-ups take to the floor to present their solutions and receive expert feedback from the investor pitch panel. Each start-up will have 3 minutes to pitch plus 3 minutes of feedback and questions from the panel.

Selection will be via an application process open to all registered start-ups.

Pitch panel:

Scott Simpkin, Senior Associate, food and tech specialist, Seedrs
Axel Wehr, Principal, Anterra Capital
Nadav Berger, Founder and Managing Partner, PeakBridge Partners
Milena Lazarevska,
Head of Future Brands Origination and Investing, Sainsbury’s

10.30 – 11.15

Panel debate: Food waste tech – using technology to combat global food and packaging waste
Around one third of all food produced for human consumption globally is lost or wasted. At the same time, the food packaging industry is undergoing a period of major transformation as supermarkets and restaurants seek to reduce their plastic footprint and find sustainable alternatives. Whether it’s new compostable packaging technology or smart food waste solutions, the focus on addressing global food and packaging waste has opened up significant investment opportunities.

Moderator: Ivo Dimov, Consultant, Sancroft International

Philip Verey, Commercial Director, Winnow Solutions
Jamie Crummie, Founder, Too Good To Go
Sara Roversi, Founder and Chief of Social Mission, Future Food Network and President, Future Food Institute                 

11.15 – 12.15

12.30 – 13.15

Food Tech Connect 1-2-1 meetings and networking  

Panel debate: Feeding the innovation process and managing the lifecycle of innovation
This expert panel of speakers will discuss open innovation strategies, start-up collaboration and the latest approaches and processes they utilise to ensure they keep on top of the ever-changing pace of innovation.

Milena Lazarevska, Head of Future Brands Origination and Investing, Sainsbury’s
Gerardo Mazzeo, Global Innovation Director, Nestlé
Valerio Nannini, Board member and Investor, Future Food Institute
Imran Afzal
, Senior R&D Manager, External Innovation, PepsiCo
Serpil Tascioglu,
Director R&D Foods Transformation,Unilever

13.15 – 14.30

14.30 – 15.15

Food Tech Connect 1-2-1 meetings and networking lunch

Panel debate: Can food tech change the world

In this closing panel, food-tech investors and experts will come together to discuss where next for food tech? As the food industry seeks to navigate the ever changing uncertainties, which solutions and innovative technologies are going to take centre stage over the next 12 months and where is next-level innovation needed to ensure a sustainable food future?

Moderator: Jonathan Berger, CEO, The Kitchen Food Tech Hub
Axel Wehr, Principal Anterra Capital
Nadav Berger, Founder and Managing Partner, PeakBridge Partners
Sam Watson Jones,
Co-Founder, Small Robot Company

15.15

Closing remarks and close of event