21 November 2023
Veldhoven, The Netherlands

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Please find the overview of the 2023 Agrifood Innovation Event programme. Further details will follow soon. On this page you can find the confirmed speakers.

09:0009:30Registration and Welcome
09:3010:30Session 1: Vertical FarmingSession 1: Smart FarmingSession 1: 3D Food Printing
09:3010:30Dynamic control of growth conditions in vertical farms
Leo Marcelis, Professor Horticulture and Product Physiology, Wageningen University & Research

Boosting young plants for a better start
Stefan van de Voort, Plant Specialist indoor Farming, Philips Horticulture LED Solutions
Marius Monen, Program manager Robotization for Sustainable Agriculture, Avans / Eindhoven University of Technology

Robots in Agriculture. Promising to reduce our chemical dependencies, but not an easy challenge
Tim Kreukniet, Co-founder / CEO, Trabotyx
3D printing as a tool to innovate texture for better cooking and eating experiences
Margarita Kuzina, Food Scientist, NOVAMEAT

A new approach of a starch-based 3D printing ink
Alain Le-Bail, head of “Processes applied to Bio Resources”, GEPEA / ONIRIS
10:3011:00Coffee Break and visit exhibit
Session: Vertical Farming / Smart Farming
Session 2: 3D Food Printing
11:0012:30powered by Farmtech Society

Thomas Zoellner, Secretary General, FarmTech Society

André van Wageningen, Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Grodan

Festo, speaker to be announced

Speakers to be announced
3D Food Printing from Nutritional Advice to Personalized Product
Dolf Klomp, Senior Scientist 3D Food Printing, TNO

Understanding protein-polysaccharide interaction for the design of food inks
Esther Addo, PhD student, University of Hohenheim

Industrial scale 3D food printing: the 'why' and the challenges
Peter Nieuwkerk, Founder, Gastronology / Group MD, Budelpack Group
12:3013:30Lunch and visit exhibit
Session: Photonics for Agrifood
Session: Food Innovation
13:3015:00powered by PhotonHub Europe

Introduction PhotonHub session + introduction on Photonics for Agrifood
Lien Smeesters, postdoctoral researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), B-PHOT Brussels Photonics

Portable sensor system for control of agrifood processes and products
Amadeu Griol, Group leader Photonic technologies for Applied Diagnostics, Nanophotonics Technology Center -Universitat Politècnica de València-

How light chips can transform the agrifood industry
Mattias Verstuyft, Post-doctoral researcher, Imec

Improving the understanding for the quality of silage using optochemical sensors
Martin Tscherner, Researcher, JOANNEUM RESEARCH

Ludovic Guilbert, Business Development Director, GoyaLab
Unleashing the Power of Open Innovation in the Food Sector: Insights from EIT Food
Peter Groothuis, Innovation Programme Manager, European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food

Cell-based technologies on the farm
Ralf Becks, Co-Founder, RESPECTfarms

Utilizing the space environment to advance research and development in the agrifood sector
Leonardo Surdo, Project Manager and Business Strategist, Space Applications Services
15:0015:30Break and visit exhibit
15:3017:00Session 2: Vertical FarmingSession 2: Smart FarmingSession 1: Protein Transition
15:3017:00Rick Schneiders, Head of Center of Competence for CEA, Siemens

On the Indoor Farming, The Netherlands project
Caterina Carpineti, Wageningen University / Laura Bautista, Delphy
Precision Agriculture: Optimizing Fields of Data for Better Returns
Maria Palombini, Global Practice Leader, Healthcare & Life Sciences,
IEEE Standards Association

The crossover between Smart and Vertical Farming for the cultivation of tomatoes
Jarno Mooren, Plant specialist, Philips Horticulture LED Solutions

On the QUANTIFARM project
Vanja Biševac, Research Manager, CEMA (European Agricultural Machinery Industry)
Powered by CEA Proteins

Mark Horler, Founder, CEA-Proteins

Hille van der Kaa, Chief Operational Cowboy, Those Vegan Cowboys

Pepijn Vloemans, Head of Communications Farmless

Speakers to be announced
17:0018:00Drinks and visit exhibit

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