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Food Industry Innovation 2019 - FoodTech Showcase

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Thursday, 21 March 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

Food Industry Innovation 2019 - FoodTech Showcase

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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;

  1. FoodTech Showcase

  2. Thought leaders speaking on current industry challenges 

  3. Business support zone 

Apply for a complimentary table top space - deadline 28th February

Up to 12 UK-based high growth FoodTech* SMEs will be invited (via a competitive process) to have a complimentary table top space at FII2019 to showcase their innovative products to the audience.

SME's can apply for a table top space at the FII2018 FoodTech Showcase here.

The deadline for table top space applications is 28th February 2019. 

For further information please contact (Knowledge Transfer Manager, Agri-Food). 

* 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.


FoodTech Showcase (applications are now closed)

Via a competitive process a number of 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. 

The deadline for FoodTech Showcase applications was 11th February 2019.


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.


Key links:

Complimentary table top space - SME application form

Do you have questions about Food Industry Innovation 2019 - FoodTech Showcase? Contact The Knowledge Transfer Network

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Altitude 360
360 Millbank Tower
SW1P 4QP London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 21 March 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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The Knowledge Transfer Network is the UK’s innovation network. We bring together business, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services.

We can help you develop ideas, expertise and technologies, that have the potential to be world-beating products. Central to what we do is the initiation and building of collaborations.

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