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EIT Food Business Lunch: Spotlight on Danish plant-based startups

Join the EIT Food Business Lunch webinar on the 18th of June 2021 at 11:00-12:30 CEST. Meet Danish plant-based startups and learn how the Danish food sector contributes to sustainability and strengthens innovation and collaboration between companies and academic institutions across the food value chain!

EIT Food CLC North-East, Business Region Aarhus, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark and Food Nation invite you to an inspiring online Business Lunch with focus on the Danish food sector and Danish plant-based start-ups.

Denmark is a global role model for sustainable food production and innovation. Across the food value chain, collaborative efforts aim for the most efficient use of natural resources – with a strong focus on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Our innovative and knowledge-intensive food sector is built on our tradition for collaboration between companies, authorities and research institutions.

Join the Business Lunch and get inspired on how the Danish food sector works with sustainability and on strengthening innovation and collaboration between companies and knowledge institutions across the food value chain. Meet three Danish companies showcasing plant-based food solutions.

Sign up to the Business Lunch here.

AGENDA

11:00-11:10 Welcome
Marja-Liisa Meurice, Director EIT Food CLC North-East

11:10-11:20 The Danish food sector – steering the green agenda in farming and food
Introduction to the Danish food sector with the focus on the stronghold of sustainability and plant-based proteins.

Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation

11:20-11:35 The Danish food sectors competencies and knowledge-based innovation
Dialogue with Helle Vedel Friis, Innovation Manager, Food and Bio Cluster Denmark and Jesper Borg Christensen, Special Advisor, Business Region Aarhus moderated by Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation

11:35-11:45 How can hemp protein be used for food products?
Møllerup Brands

Q&A Moderated by Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation

11:45-11:55 From waste to high-quality protein products
Circular Food Technology

Q&A Moderated by Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation

11:55-12:05 Challenges and possibilities with microalgae products
4betterlife

Q&A Moderated by Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation

12:05-12:20 EIT Food opportunities for the agrifood startups
Yulia Bodnar, RIS Startup Support Manager, EIT Food

12:20-12:30 Wrap up and closing remarks
Marja-Liisa Meurice, Director EIT Food CLC North-East

ORGANISERS

EIT Food
Europe’s leading innovation initiative for food is on the mission to transform our food system by fostering food innovation and production, improve nutrition, and making food systems more resource-efficient, secure, transparent and trusted. Established by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), is building an inclusive and innovative community of diverse food sector partners, to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.

Food & Bio Cluster Denmark
Food & Bio Cluster Denmark exists to strengthen knowledge-based innovation and collaboration between companies and knowledge institutions across the food and bioresources value chain. We are the gateway to networking, the development of new business ideas and funding opportunities.

Business Region Aarhus
Business Region Aarhus is a partnership among the 12 municipalities in East Jutland, Denmark. The food and bio ressouce food innovation ecosystem in Business Region Aarhus has one of the strongest concentration of companies and knowledge institutions in Europe along the whole value chain. We develop the business framework conditions around the food innovation ecosystem including making Business Region Aarhus a great place for international talents and facilitating international cooperation.

Food Nation
Food Nation is a public-private partnership established by the Danish government and leading private organisations and companies. Food Nation creates awareness of Denmark as a frontrunner within innovation, sustainable and effective food production. We work as a gateway for international stakeholders seeking information about Danish food solutions