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Speaker partners at the 2018 edition

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Wageningen Food & Biobased Research is one of the research institutes of Wageningen University and Research. We do applied research for industry, government and other customers for sustainable innovations in healthy food, fresh food chains and biobased products.
tno TNO is a Dutch not-for-profit research institute. TNO aims to deliver social and technological innovations that can help people make the kind of choices that lead to better health and social participation.
watify WATIFY is an awareness-raising campaign funded by the European Commission to support the EU efforts to stimulate the modernization of Europe’s industry by boosting European SMEs technological transformation, and supporting Europe’s regions to translate their smart specialization strategies in the areas of digitization and Key Enabling Technologies into concrete projects.
carezzo Carezzo Nutrition develops protein enriched food & drinks for people with (a risk of) malnutrition in cure and care. Basic familiar food based on fruit, vegetables and grains, to substitute regular food. Carezzo is developed with Wageningen University and evidence based: You can eat 1,5 x more protein per day, without eating more.
Brightlands Agrifood Ventures Brightland Agrifood Ventures is a venture fund managed by Chemelot Ventures Management. Brightlands Agrifood Ventures was established in 2017 to expand their focus and include technology startups in agrifood. This was triggered by the fast growth of the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. Limited partners of the fund are Rabobank, Province of Limburg and NV LIOF. The Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) has committed € 6 mln out of the so-called Seedcapitalregeling. Total fund size is € 17 mln.

Brightlands Agrifood Ventures focuses on agriculture (seed & grow) and food (harvest & formulate), and will invest in companies with product as well as in process-oriented innovations.

Campus Venlo is the satellite campus of Maastricht University in Venlo, where education and research is focused on food, health and logistics.

The interdisciplinary research conducted within these fields is stimulated by the active involvement of food business operators and the Province of Limburg.

Food, nutrition and logistics are the three main focuspoints at Campus Venlo. Research and educational topics range from food innovation and the psychology of eating to logistics optimisation. Research at Campus Venlo is done in an interdisciplinary fashion within three research lines. Next to this Campus Venlo offers three programmes of study: one bachelor’s programme and two master’s programmes.

The newly established chair group of Technology and Innovation Management in Agribusiness, headed by Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring, focuses on current management issues of food and agribusiness. Our central research interest is technology and innovation management (TIM) in agri-food chains and networks. We strive to understand how emerging technologies and innovations (like eg. bio-, nanotech, nutrigenomics or advances in food processing resulting in value-added food ingredients) are adopted by the market, shape existing value chains and may mitigate current challenges on the way to a knowledge-based bioeconomy.

We aim at closely linking theoretical and practical questions in research and education. Our research projects are based on a wide array of quantitative as well as qualitative methods to analyze management questions in the diverse applications fields of food and agribusiness and related sectors (bioeconomy).

fovation With more than 10 years experiences Fovation – Food & Innovation Consultancy supports in the area of innovation, systemic organisational consulting and life cycle assessments. More over Fovation organizes special Food R&D focused workshops,like sugar, fat, salt reduction or food data workshops (
TU Delft is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university, located in Delft, Netherlands. It counts as one of the best universities for engineering and technology worldwide, typically seen within the top 20. It is repeatedly considered the best university of technology in the Netherlands.

With eight faculties and numerous research institutes,[9] it hosts over 19,000 students (undergraduate and postgraduate), more than 2,900 scientists, and more than 2,100 support and management staff.