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Food Tech Matters: Defining The Future Of Sustainable Food

Published on Jun 6 2019 4:30 PM in Technology tagged: London / Food Tech Matters / Peakbridge Partners / Five Seasons Ventures

Food Tech Matters: Defining The Future Of Sustainable Food

Technology is proving to be a game-changer in defining the future of sustainable food, and the fast-paced food tech scene has certainly gained the attention of business-savvy investors.

Food Tech Matters, the innovation meet-up in London scheduled to be held later this month, offers an unmissable opportunity for the world’s best food tech entrepreneurs to meet and secure business with global food leaders and an impressive line-up of investors looking for the newest, most innovative technologies set to change the future of food.

Taking place on 25 and 26 June, the two-day meet-up has attracted some of the biggest names in the industry, keen to get a slice of the pie in such a thriving industry.

The companies attending the event include Costa Coffee, Microsoft, Nestlé, Five Seasons Ventures, Danone, Eatable Adventures, Draper Esprit, BiTHOUSE GROUP, Seedrs, Anterra Capital, Sainsbury’s, Future Food Network, PepsiCo, Unilever, Barclays, Cape Capital, Doehler Ventures, ETF Partner, Octopus Ventures, HSBC, Ferrero, Virgin Management, Piper PE LLP, and Bowman Ingredients.

Start-ups that are looking for investment to scale up their solutions and bring them to the mass market can apply to pitch their solutions during three separate, unique pitching sessions.

The deadline to apply for the pitching sessions is 7 June.

The University of Cambridge IfM Open Innovation Forum seeks to find the best innovation and tech innovators.

Start-ups and SMEs can apply to pitch their businesses to some of the world’s largest food, drink and FMCG companies, including Cargill, Heineken, PepsiCo, and Mars.

For more information, click here.

“I'm really excited at the prospect of six talented start-ups working with 20 leading companies from across the food and drink value chain to hack the challenge of driving the end-to-end sustainability of the whole sector,” said Dominic Oughton, Industrial Associate and Open Innovation Forum lead at Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge.

Disruptors seeking investment can apply to pitch their solutions to a panel of four leading food tech investors, including Five Seasons Ventures, Seedrs, Anterra Capital, and Peakbridge Partners.

To know more, click here.

Start-ups offering solutions to help enhance naturalness, reduce processing, support health benefits or offer sustainable packaging solutions have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to Unilever.

The fast-paced agenda offers insight into key areas of innovation and features some of the most successful innovators to date.

Amongst those attending are recently publicised disruptors that are taking the industry by storm, including Winnow Solutions, the Small Robot Company, and Protifarm.

The entrepreneurs will gain inspiration from a fantastic start-up speaker line-up, including Zina Mavroedi, the CEO of E-Fresh, who just reached the top-40-under-40 list for Fortune magazine in 2019.

To view the start-up line-up, click here.

Top industry speakers from well-known food brands and some of the most active food tech investors will discuss innovation strategies, food tech trends, protein alternatives to meat, AI and robotics solutions, Agri-tech, food waste tech, personalised nutrition, and much more.

For information about the programme, click here.

To participate in the event, visit www.foodtechmatters.com.

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