Education Programme 2019 Summits

Food Technology: The Future is Now

Tuesday 7th May, 10:00 - 13:00

With AI, automation and innovative CRM solutions starting to play a prominent role in the food industry, it is vital for nutrition companies to understand new technological advances and how to use them to their advantage. In this session we will spotlight technologies that will both disrupt and support our industry, including tools for improved bioavailability and solutions to connect suppliers and customers.

Chair: Heather Granato, Vice President, Content, Health and Nutrition Network (US)

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10:00 - 10:30

How technology innovation disrupts the food and health market

  • Overview of recent technologies that have impacted the food industry
  • Case-studies of brands that have successfully used technology innovation to disrupt health and food categories 
  • What lessons can be learn?

Speaker: Joana Maricato, Market Research Manager, New Nutrition Business (UK)

10:30 - 11:10

Technology innovation spotlight: lipid nanoparticle deliveries for advanced bioavailability of nutraceuticals

  • Many dietary supplements have great promise but are limited in application due to poor bioavailability
  • Lipid nanoparticle delivery systems have immense potential for increasing oral bioavailability
  • Particle systems must be tailored to the compounds being delivered 


Speaker: Christopher W. Shade, CEO and Founder, Quicksilver Scientific (Denmark)

11:10 - 11:50

Innovation challenges: what is the role of technology in successful

  • How are changing consumer expectations interacting with technology in the development and testing of new products   
  • What do these changes mean for the design, creation, testing and launch of winning products?
  • Exploring the best practices employed by leading manufacturers to accelerate development

Speaker: Russell Ward, Innovation Accelerator, RW Innovation (France)

11:50 - 12:20 

Fermentation technology for adding value to your product

  • Using culture collection as a resource for identifying and/or selecting strains of interest
  • Taking into account micro-platforms for high throughput in product screening and analysis under real food (processing) conditions
  • Focusing on micro-models, designed with industrial scaling in mind: scaling from micro-platforms in a screening initiative to a large proves

Speaker: Nils Hijlkema, Sr. Business Development Manager, NIZO (The Netherlands)

12:20 - 13:00

Introducing advanced innovative CRM solutions that will bring together suppliers and local customers

  • What are AI-powered CRMs and how can they contribute to business strategy?
  • Learn what problems can be solved by AI-powered QMS


Speaker: Diogo Sousa-Martins, Professor at FFUL/ UNIFESP and CEO at ELS Solutions (Portugal)