Date(s) - 21/03/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Following on from the successful inaugural Food Industry Innovation 2018 (FII2018) event the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) working with Innovate UK (IUK) will repeat the success in March 2019, whilst focusing on high growth potential SMEs in the FoodTech space. The 1-day event can be broken into the following areas, for people to easily move between and network;
- FoodTech Showcase
- Thought leaders speaking on current industry challenges
- Business support zone
Via a competitive process 12 UK based high growth FoodTech SMEs, seeking investment, will be selected to receive 2 days of Accelerator Training Programme and Pitch Training, plus mentoring from the KTN, this training includes;
- Defining your value proposition
- Pitching skills
- Business plans for investors
A number of these companies will be invited to pitch to a panel at FII2019 and an invited investor audience.
For the purposes of this event we are defining FoodTech as;
FoodTech is how we use new technology or processes to create an efficient, sustainable ecosystem for producing, transporting, preparing and cooking food.
Thought leadership presentations on industry challenges
3 themes will be presented and discussed, each for no more than an hour, during the day, with audience participation and networking;
- Food manufacturing and process efficiency – where can efficiencies be made?
- Food product development – how do we make desirable “healthier food”?
- Food supply chain – getting the supply chain to work better, together
Speaker details will be released soon.
Business Support Zone
Throughout the day the Innovate UK family (and wider community) will be available for drop in sessions, in addition to a 1 to 1 short meeting platform providing the opportunity to meet attendees via advance agreement.