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FOOD FUTURES (Part 2)

A networking event with industry to University of Cambridge PhD students and Postdocs interested in collaborating with the food industry.
When Jun 07, 2018
from 12:45 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge
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The participants of this event will have an excellent chance to meet agri-tech and food industry representatives and discuss possibilities for:

  • collaboration
  • placements
  • future careers.

**Confirmed** companies attending include (please see more information on the right hand side):

PepsiCo

Nestle

Britvic

Koppert

Buhler

Hummingbird Technologies

Map of Agriculture

Maspex

DowDuPont

ADAS

AMT Fruit

Bayer CropScience

Entomics

Draft programme:

12:45 Registration and industry exhibitions

13:00 Welcome - Dr Shima Barakat, Entrepreneurship Education Advisor, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

13:15 Keynote talk - Pierre Broun, Nestlé

13:45 Short talks by industry representatives

14:45 Tea break and networking with industry representatives 

15:15 Funding opportunities for working with industry - Vibhuti Patel, Translational Research Manager, BioScience Impact Team

15:30 Flash presentations by Cambridge early career researchers

16:30 Networking, drinks reception and prize presentation for best flash talk

Please check this page for programme updates! 

Registration to this event is now open! Click here to register.

FOOD FUTURES II is a stand alone event. You do not need to have attended Food Futures I.

The event is co-organised by Cambridge Global Food Security, CambPlants, Office for Postdoctoral Affairs and the Bioscience Impact Team.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

This event is free to attend because of generous funding we've received from the Isaac Newton Trust and the BBSRC.

If you register but can no longer attend you must give us at least 3 days' prior notice, so your place can be offered to someone else. If you fail to do this you will be charged a fee of £50.

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Industry partners

Nestle

Nestlé is the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Nestle have more than 2000 brands ranging from global icons to local favourites. As a strategic partner of the University of Cambridge, Nestle is looking to collaborate in areas such as plant science, food safety and nutrition

AMT Fruit

AMT Fruit are a supplier of fresh fruit to Tesco, they are based in Newmarket and provide a uniquely customised supply chain, specifically designed to fulfil Tesco requirements in citrus, melons, grapes and pineapples. AMT Fruit would like to collaborate on innovative sustainability projects that address water use, waste and carbon emission reduction.

Britvic

Britvic is a British producer of soft drinks. Britvic aims to be the most dynamic, creative and trusted soft drinks company in the World. Britvic is interested in partnering with academics in projects looking at natural sweeteners, novel materials and sustainability.

PepsiCo

Innovative solutions for positive nutrition (fibre, alternative protein sources), less saturated fat, less sodium and of course less sugar, sustainable packaging solutions and water use. Key commodities that the company uses: potatoes, oats, citrus fruit.

Koppert

Sustainable cultivation solutions for food crops and ornamental plants. Some core disciplines: biological pest control, natural pollination, application techniques & monitoring, seed treatment.

Buhler

Process technology solutions for grains and food and for technical materials. Buhler’s technology covers the entire processing chain from grain to bread, from chocolate bean to bar. Strategic fields are: food losses, food safety, food structure design for healthy food and feed.

Maspex

Solutions for the development of healthier recipes, efficient methods of production, side stream management, customised packaging, advanced consumer research. Products include: juices, instant products, pasta, jams, sauces, ready meals, vitamins and supplements.

Map of Agriculture

Pioneer of predictive marketing in agriculture. Their innovative technology enables any business within the food supply chain – from farmer to retailer – to make sound decisions based on accurate, real-time information, employing state of the art data modelling.

ADAS

UK’s largest independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy, rural development services, research and development, and policy advice. Areas of expertise: agriculture & horticulture, energy, food & drink, planning & land development, chemicals, engineering, environment, soils & water.

Hummingbird Technologies

Artificial intelligence business using drone and satellite technology. R&D work with businesses and institutes such as Velcourt, NIAB, Beeswax Dyson Farming, Spearhead, BASF. Services across a range of crops in cereals & vegetables, such as crop stress detection, detection of diseases, weed grass mapping, nutrient management mapping, yield prediction, plant counting in row crops.

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDupont

Improving sustainable crop productivity for example through increased seed performance and productivity (including rice, wheat, cereals, corn, etc.) and controlling weeds, disease, insects and nematodes. Key focus areas: breeding, biotech, crop protection, seed applied technology, digital solutions, agronomic solutions. 

Bayer CropScience

Bayer CropScience helps farmers increase their yields and reduce potential losses by providing crop protection solutions. They work with wheat, oilseed rape, sugar beet, barley, potatoes, brassicas, maize, peas and beans, top fruit, soft fruit, salad crops, leeks, carrots and onions.

Entomics

Entomics transforms food waste into sustainable, renewable resources by using insects (Black Soldier Fly). The flies feed on food waste converting it into fat and protein inside their bodies. Using the larvae, the company generates animal feed and frass (fertilizer).