Wednesday 14 October
08.00 - 13.15 UK time


Tech in focus live webcast Q&A and discussion

Fostering agricultural innovation for the smart farmer

New technology and digital farming solutions are disrupting farming communities and how farming happens. It is essential that farmers are involved in these solutions. This session will look at how we can bridge the gap between innovation and market acceptance and improve the collaboration between industry and farmer, particularly in light of the challenges many farmers have faced as a result of Covid-19. What do progressive farmers need from the technology and investors? How can digitalisation support farmers in their daily work, enhance productivity, reduce workload and improve their profitability? How can technology be implemented alongside other pieces of technology already on the farm?

Moderator: Dr Louise Sutherland, Ceres Agri-Tech Project Development, Ceres Agri-Tech

Dirk Vandenhirtz, Founder and CEO,

Ole Green, CEO & Founder, Agro Intelligence

Paul Rous, Investor/Mentor, SHAKE Climate Change

Tech in focus live webcast Q&A and discussion

Supporting women in foodtech

This interactive discussion session brings together an expert panel of female mentors and leaders who share their experiences, advice and insights on what it’s like to work in agri-foodtech and the work that needs to be done, by the sector as a whole and investors specifically, to better support women start-ups and foodtech innovators.

Moderator: Sue Nelson

Nicky Deasy, Managing Partner, The Yield Lab Europe

Christine Gould, Founder and CEO, Thought for Food

Carmit Oron, CEO & Co-Founder, The ACT Hub

Jewell Sparks, Founder and CEO, BiTHOUSE Group




Presentation: The future of personalised nutrition

Cátia Pimenta-de-Sousa, Head of Personalised Nutrition EMEA, DSM

This session will be followed by a thought-provoking panel debate exploring the personalised nutrition ecosystem and the latest insights, trends and solutions driving the market. 

Moderator: Mariette Abrahams, Founder, QINA

Panelists will include:
Cátia Pimenta-de-Sousa, Head of Personalised Nutrition EMEA, DSM
Stuart Renshaw, CCO, Whisk

Further panelists to be confirmed


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The FoodTech 500

Alessio D’Antino, Co-Founder, Forward Fooding


Foodtech futures live panel debate: global trends, insights and opportunities

While the coronavirus pandemic has changed the world as we know it and the future we had envisaged, one of the positive impacts has been the waking up of governments and companies to the fundamental value of food. And as we seek to understand what a new normal will look like and how this will impact on investor portfolios, foodtech stands out for its value, strength, opportunities and the environmental and sustainable benefits it brings. Here, investors and experts look at how the pandemic has accelerated foodtech innovation and why now, more than ever before, could be the time to invest.

Moderator: Julia Olayanju PhD, Executive Director, Global Food Health Institute

Nadav Berger, Founder and Managing Partner, PeakBridge Partners

Rogier Pieterse, Managing Director, Pymwymic

Jewell Sparks, Founder and CEO, BiTHOUSE Group

Ivan Farneti, Managing Partner, Five Seasons Ventures

Ethan Soloviev, Chief Innovation Officer, HowGood


Close of Food Tech Matters 2020