Personalised Nutrition and the consumer of the future – Presented by Nard Clabbers, TNO

Nard Clabbers, TNO, will speak at Healthy Nutrition Conference, on June 26, during AgriFood Innovation Event in Venlo, The Netherlands.

Personalised nutrition can be seen as a technological innovation (wearables to track health, artificial intelligence, 3D food printers to make thé ultimate food for you, etc.) but it is a social innovation as well, or even more so. Knowing who you are giving advice to and what motivates these individuals to change their behaviour is often more complex than the coolest tech gadget.

Empowered consumers that are able to decide for themselves are at the basis of personalised nutrition. This level of empowerment, helped by modern technology and consumer platforms, can spread to other fields as well. The future is bright!


What drives you?

Working for a society where individuals have the power to be able to make good decisions for themselves and the world.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

Personalisation is the future of food as far as I can tell. In my presentation I will go into where we are in this field and where the future might bring us.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Wearbale techology, sensors, internet of things and the digital infrastructure to use all the information are enablers but the biggest innovation needs to be on another level. Behavioural change is necessary for personalised nutrition to have an impact. This asks for a social innovation as well.

“Special Quote”

Personalised nutrition is a mesage of hope. We can change our behaviour with the right tools!

About Nard Clabbers

As a committed mountain bike racer, nutritionist, strategic thinker and a type 1 diabetic himself, Nard believes that measuring aspects of your health, knowing your behavior and using that information for personalized advice will be the future of food and healthcare. For the Dutch knowledge institute TNO, he has set up a large international research consortium together with Wageningen Research that investigates the technical and social innovations that will enable personalized nutrition through consumer empowerment. This pre-competitive public private consortium is unique in combining different scientific expertise across the whole value chain of personalized nutrition and using real world field labs.

About TNO

TNO is an independent research organisation. We believe in the joint creation of economic and social value. We focus on transitions or changes in nine social themes:

  • Buildings, Infrastructure & Maritime : ‘Robust constructions, sustainable use’
  • The Circular Economy and the Environment: ‘Directing and accelerating sustainability’
  • Defence, Safety and Security: ‘We’re putting our knowledge and technology to work for safety and security’
  • Energy: ‘Faster towards a sustainable energy supply’
  • Healthy living: ‘Focussing on participation, not on the disease’
  • Industry: ‘Innovating for employment, welfare and well-being’
  • Information & Communication Technology: ‘Interpreting and accelerating digital transformation’
  • Strategic Analysis & Policy: ‘Turning complex issues into concrete innovations’
  • Traffic and Transport: ‘Helping to create liveable, sustainable cities’

Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake, but for practical application.

About AgriFood Innovation Event
On June 26-27, 2019, the 3rd edition of the global AgriFood Innovation Event will take place in Venlo, The Netherlands.

The event will include a two-day expo, four conferences – 3D Food Printing Conference, Healthy Nutrition Conference, Vertical Farming Conference and Smart Farming Conference and more activities such as lab tours, demo corners.

3D Food Printing Conference: Research and development (taste, texture, structure, flavor, color, nutrition) | Technologies for 3D Food Printing |Ingredients for 3D Food Printing | Business Models | Patent / Legal and Regulatory issues | Investment opportunities

Healthy Nutrition Conference: Food Innovation and health | Intestinal Microbiology | Behavioural Gastronomy | Nutritional Sciences and Food Law / Regulation | Smart & Healthy Ingredients | Sustainable Food Manufacturing | Food design | Funding

Vertical Farming Conference: Available technologies – LED lighting, sensors, AI | Plant condition issues like: CO2, Nutrients, Irrigation, Climate, Lighting | Food safety / HACCP | Robotics | Improved resource-use efficiency | Sustainable Buildings (design, green roof, energy) | Smart Cities / Architecture / Urban Design | From traditional farmer to vertical farmer

Smart Farming Conference: Available technologies for Farming 4.0 – drones, sensors, Internet of Things, Robotics, Big Data, AI and more | Precision agriculture | Precision Livestock Farming | Plant and crop science for improved resource-use | Investment in R&D | New business models | Cross disciplinary themes

For more information about the conferences and the expo, we invite you to visit:

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