Where Agrifood meets Innovation

Agrifood Innovation Event
This event consists of several Agrifood Innovation events like 3D Food printing, Protein Transition, Smart Farming and Vertical Farming which take place at the same date and same location.

The reason for combining these conferences is that professionals in Agriculture and Food are confronted with a broad range of innovations for their respective sectors. This helps to understand each other and open up opportunities to collaborate between the different silos.

Find out more about each conference by clicking on the read more link.

3D Foodprinting Conference
Professional and new applications for food professionals
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Vertical Farming Conference
Growing a large crop yield in a small footprint
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Protein Transition Conference
Towards protein-rich alternative food sources
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Smart Farming Conference
Sensors, drones and satellites, the next step in agriculture
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LEARN

This event provides in-depth knowledge / tours by industry experts.  Individuals from all over the world attend this event to exchange ideas.  Lead new tips and tricks, and ask questions of other users.

NETWORK

This event provides attendees access to professionals / companies / researchers / start ups with experience in this innovative industry.

EXPLORE

Jakajima, organiser of this event, is matchmaker for Innovators and is focused on bringing together the traditional and new valuechains in the Agrifood Industry.

Who should attend
Food scientists | Food manufacturing Industry | Bio-Industry | Farmers, Growers | Operators | Investors | Suppliers | Food retail | Agricultural industry | Urban planners | Architects | Technology suppliers (corporate, start-up) | System integrators | Governmental bodies (Local, Regional, National) | Project developers | Finance / Consulting | Food Logistics | Health Care professionals | Hospitality & Catering Industry | Foodpreneurs | Certification & Food Safety Institutions | Public Health Organisations | Research institutes | Universities | NGOs |


3D Food Printing Conference

The 3D printing technology will be fundamental to the way people interact with food in the future. Supermarkets are already testing to 3D print customized cakes, caterers / restaurants are offering printed desserts. Some even claim that there will be a 3D food printer in every home soon.

However, much research is required to change the hype into reality. Which industries will be influenced by the technology? Which food components can be printed in the near future? And which aspects should be taken into account to ensure safety and maintainability of 3D printed food?

Focus topics of the conference are:

  • Research and development (taste, texture, structure, flavor, color, nutrition)
  • Technologies for 3D Food Printing
  • Ingredients for 3D Food Printing
  • Business Models

Vertical Farming Conference

Vertical farming is an innovative methodology for vertical cultivation of agricultural products in a small footprint, which can also realize true zero-mile city food supply.

Vertical farms can be built in new or existing buildings and provide significant benefits in environmental sustainability and human health, minimizing the need for water and nutrients, and eliminating pesticides and fungicides, which are no longer needed. Vertical farming and urban agriculture, if designed and implemented appropriately, could offer sustainable and innovative solutions for improving food security in a small footprint.

Focus topics of the conference are:

  • Available technologies – LED lighting, sensors, AI
  • Plant condition issues like: CO2, Nutrients, Irrigation, Climate, Lighting
  • Energy Use / Sustainability issues/ Improved resource-use efficiency
  • How Vertical Farming can play a role in Protein Transition
  • Food safety / HACCP
  • Robotics
  • From traditional farmer to vertical farmer

Very often the term Urban Farming is being used. In order to overcome the confusion more and more the abbreviation Controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) is used. CEA includes indoor agriculture (IA) and vertical farming and is a technology-based approach toward food production. The aim of CEA is to provide protection from the outdoor elements and maintain optimal growing conditions throughout the development of the crop. Production takes place within an enclosed growing structure such as a greenhouse or plant factory.


Protein Transition Conference

It is very clear that a considerable portion of our protein is consumed through products from animal origin. This consumption is one of the key factors causing current routes for food production to be insufficiently efficient to feed the growing, and more affluent world population. Meat production is inefficient with respect to the use of land, water and raw materials and it has serious impact on the environment. With a growing world population and a global rise in demand for meat, we need to make a transition to high quality protein-rich alternative food sources, while simultaneously considering human health and environmental sustainability.

There are several routes to follow, but this conference will focus on the two major alternatives, looking at the short and the long term:

  • Plant based proteins
  • Cell based Meat

The conference focuses on cutting edge research on one hand and on commercial initiatives on the other hand in its different forms and gathers experts from academia and industry to show their latest results and showcase their products and services.

The following topics will be covered during the conference:

  • R&D on supporting technologies like Biofabrication, 3D Printing, 3D Bioprinting etc.
  • R&D on cell structure, taste, texture, flavor, color, nutritional value, muscle structure etc.
  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  • Impact on agriculture industry
  • Social impacts cultured food (consumer adoption, society, economy)
  • Patent / Legal and Regulatory issues
  • Investment opportunities

Smart Farming Conference

After mechanisation, the introduction of mineral fertiliser and the industrialisation of production processes, connectivity and data management are now set to unleash the next revolution in the history of farming: Smart Farming / Precision agriculture. It has now reached a point where it is not only possible to collect vast quantities of data but also to control different pieces of equipment or monitor individual animals, the Internet of Things. A growing number of farmers are starting to adopt digital technology and data-driven innovations.

What new business models will be successful? Will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How to deal with changes (from traditional farmer to smart farmer)? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production?

Focus topics of the conference are:

  • Available technologies for Farming 4.0 – drones, sensors, Internet of Things, Multi-spectral imaging, Robotics, Big Data, AI and more
  • Precision agriculture
  • How Photonics can support farming
  • Plant and crop science for improved resource-use
  • Investment in R&D
  • New business models
  • Cross disciplinary theme

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