More success by sustainability? How can life cycle assessments and the Dutch-German Food2020 programme support your company? – Presented by Mehmet Cicek, Fovation – Food & Innovation

Mehmet Cicek

More success by sustainability? How can life cycle assessments and the Dutch-German Food2020 programme support your company? – Presented by Mehmet Cicek, Fovation – Food & Innovation, at the Healthy Nutrition Conference, 27 June 2018, Brightlands Campus, Venlo, The Netherlands.

The Dutch-German Food2020 project “LCA in Food” supported SME businesses from the border region to conduct a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of their own value chain processes. The aim of LCA is to reduce production costs and environmental impacts by reducing energy and resource consumption. As resources are becoming increasingly scarce, unpolluted raw materials are becoming more difficult to procure and also more expensive, the EU Commission is already working with the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) initiative to evaluate the environmental footprint of products, for example, and to introduce it as a mandatory eco-balance label. How can your company benefit from the Food2020 program?

About Mehmet Cicek
Dr. Cicek has over 18 years of experience in product and process development and project management at Nestlé and Air Liquide. His focus was in particular on the development of new products and the creation of suitable framework conditions within the corporate structure for systemic innovation and sustainability. During his doctorate at the University of Paderborn he researched the success factors of international innovation projects in the food industry. Dr. Cicek specialized with his management consultancy Fovation – Food & Innovation in the areas of innovation, systemic organisational consulting and life cycle assessments. Dr. Cicek is a member of the German Institute of Food Technology (Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V.) and is active as a food expert in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in the food programme “Knowledge and Innovation Community” Food KIC.

About Fovation – Food & Innovation
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 (www.reduction2020.de)

About Agrifood Innovation Event
The Agrifood Innovation Event is a dedicated and focused business and research platform, unique in bringing together European and global companies from the entire food industry chain: supply chain with customers, producers, retailers and researchers.

The Agrifood Innovation Event is a two-day Event (June 27-28, 2018) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an expo.

Day 1: June 27, 2018 Day 2: June 28, 2018
Healthy Nutrition Conference Vertical Farming Conference 3D Food Printing Conference Smart Farming Conference
  • Smart & Healthy Ingredients
  • Sustainable Food Manufacturing
  • Protein Transition (e.g. insects and seaweed)
  • Food design
  • Innovative technologies for Healthy Nutrition
  • Available technologies – LED lighting, sensors, AI
  • From traditional farmer to vertical farmer
  • Robotics
  • Improved resource-use efficiency
  • Sustainable Buildings (design, green roof, energy)
  • Technologies for 3D Food Printing
  • Ingredients for 3D Food Printing
  • Patent issues
  • Legal issues
  • Regulatory issues
  • Investment opportunities
  • Research and development
  • Available technologies for Farming 4.0 – drones, sensors, Internet of Things, Robotics, etc
  • Precision agriculture
  • Precision Livestock Farming
  • Plant and crop science for improved resource-use
  • Investment in R&D
  • Cross disciplinary themes
Expo
Networking dinner

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