2018 edition

The 3rd edition of the Agri-Food Innovation Event took place on June 28-29, 2018, at Brightlands Campus, Venlo, The Netherlands.

The event brought together over 500 attendees and speakers, who shared their opinions and views on the latest developments in 3D food printing, vertical farming, smart farming and healthy nutrition.

A photo impression of the conferences and the expo can be found here.

Below you can see the program of the event

Day 1, 27 June 2018

healthy nutrition conference program vertical farming conference program
08:30 09:25

Welcome and Registration

09:25 09:30 pieter hermans program Opening by Pieter Hermans, Matchmaker for Innovators, Jakajima, Moderator jakajima program
09:30 10:00 aalt bast program Professor Aalt Bast, Professor Toxicology Maastricht University and Dean of the Campus Venlo, on “The cook as pharmacologist of the future”, More information
10:00 10:30 Celine Nicole Celine Nicole, Senior Plant Research scientist, Philips Lighting, The Netherlands, on “Light recipes enable sky high vitamins and a longer shelf life in leafy greens”, More information; Read the interview Philips Lighting
10:30 11:00

Coffee Break and visit Expo

Healthy Nutrition Session #1 Vertical Farming Session #1
11:00 11:30 freddy troost program Freddy Troost, Associate professor,  Food Innovation and Health, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, on “Targeted release of nutrients and tastants to tackle obesity”, More information lambert van horen program Lambert van Horen, Analyst Horticulture, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness, The Nehterlands
11:30 12:00 stefanie br"ring program Stefanie Bröring, Professor, Rheinisch Westfälische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany, on “Food or drugs? What drives consumers’ perception of borderline products?” More information Daniel Podmirseg Daniel Podmirseg, Head & Founder, Vertical Farm Institute, Austria, on “Ten ideas to rescue the world [so far]”, More information
12:00 12:30 alie de boer program Alie de Boer, Assistant Professor in nutritional sciences and food law, Maastricht University Campus Venlo, The Netherlands, on “Health benefits of foods: how can you communicate it?”, More information Mark Korzilius program Mark Korzilius, founder, Farmers Cut GmbH, Germany, on “Dryponics – Energy efficient consumer focused approach to grow indoors”, More information
12:30 14:00

Lunch Break and visit Expo

Brightbox tour (vertical farm expertise centre) – fully booked

Healthy Nutrition Session #2 Vertical Farming Session #2
14:00 15:30  Remco Havermans Remco Havermans, Assistant Professor, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, on “The product, the consumer, and the behavioural scientist”, More information Felipe Hernandez Felipe Hernandez, CEO & Founder, Hexagro Urban Farming, Italy, on “Creating an Urban Farming Network inspired by Nature”, More information
Gertrude Zeinstra Gertrude Zeinstra, Scientist, Consumer Science and Health, Wageningen Food and Biobased Research, The Netherlands, on “Understanding consumer behaviour to enable healthy and sustainable food choices”, More information Henry Gordon-Smith Henry Gordon-Smith, Managing Director, Agritecture Consulting, USA, on “Smart Agriculture for Smart Cities: How data and scenario analysis could take vertical farming mainstream”, More information; Read the interview
 Rick Schifferstein Rick Schifferstein, Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology, on “Cooperating with designers to develop new food products and health interventions”, More information Gert-Jan van Staalduinen conference program Gert-Jan van Staalduinen, Director, Logiqs BV, The Netherlands, on “Greencube, Vertical farm of the future”, More information
Mehmet Cicek Mehmet Cicek, CEO, Fovation – Food & Innovation, Germany, on “More success by sustainability? How can life cycle assessments and the Dutch-German Food2020 programme support your company?”, More information ine pertry program Ine Pertry, Project Developer, Inagro, Belgium, on “Agrotopia – a living lab for high tech urban and greenhouse horticulture”, More information
15:30 16:00

Break and visit Expo
Laboratorium tour Centre for Healthy Eating and Food Innovation – fully booked

Healthy Nutrition Session #3 Vertical Farming Session #3
16:00 17:15 vincent van buul program Vincent van Buul, Investment Analyst, Brightlands Agrifood Ventures, on “Nutrition Information Usage and Future Food”, More information
Martin Veenstra Martin Veenstra, Sales Engineer, Certhon, on “Key success factors in designing Indoor Farms”, More information
Fred BergmansShirley Vollenberg Fred Bergmans, Co-founder & Entrepreneur, Carezzo Nutrition bv, on “Dutch Innovation: From Science to Solution. Avoiding malnutrition with protein enriched food & drink”, More informationShirley Vollenberg, Communication advisor – EU Projects, WATIFY – Brainport Development, on “WATIFY – Inspire, boost & connect” yangang xing program Yangang Xing, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, United Kingdom, on “Energy Efficient Vertical Farming”, More information
iris de hoogh program Iris de Hoogh, Scientist Innovator, TNO, The Netherlands, on “Personalized Nutrition & Health: from science to practice”, More information VK Kishore VK Kishore, Solanaceous Breeding Lead – Europe, Middle East and Africa & Science Fellow, Monsanto Company, on”The Role of Genetics in Driving Growth for the Vertical Farming Industry”, More information
17:15 18:30

Drinks and visit Expo

19:00 – 22:00 hours Networking dinner June 27 (registration is required)

Day 2, 28 June 2018

3d food printing conference program smart farming conference program
08:30 09:30

Welcome and Registration

3D Food Printing Session #1 Smart Farming Session #1
09:30 10:00 stephen homer program Stephen Homer, Materials Scientist, CSIRO, Australia, on “3D printing for personalised nutrition”, More information dennis van der wiel program Dennis van der Wiel, CEO, Polariks, The Netherlands, on “How space technology and robotics can help make better wine”, More information
10:00 10:30 martijn noort Martijn Noort, Scientist and Project Manager, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, on “Powderbased 3D food printing technologies”, More information michael utkin program Michael Utkin, co-Founder / CEO, eFarmer, on ‘professional tractor navigation and precision farming’
10:30 11:00

Coffee Break and visit Expo

3D Food Printing Session #2 Smart Farming Session #2
11:00 11:30 Mary Scerra Mary Scerra, Food Technologist, US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, USA, on “Exploration of 3D food printing and its application for tailored military rations”, More information Louis de Bruin Louis de Bruin, Blockchain Leader Europe, IBM Digital Operations, on “Blockchain: a powerful tool for creating trust in the food chain”, More information
11:30 12:00 Kjeld Van Bommel, Senior Consultant, TNO, The Netherlands, on “3D food printing @ TNO: latest developments”, More information jan vet program Jan Vet, CEO, Sensite Solutions, on “No Food To Waste”, More information
12:00 12:30 Eshchar Ben Shitrit conference program Eshchar Ben Shitrit, CEO & Co-Founder, Jet-Eat, Israel, on “The food Printing Manifesto”, More information; Read the interview Thijs Verploegen Thijs Verploegen, Productmanager Deepfield Connect, Robert Bosch Start-up GmbH, Germany, on “From Robotics to IoT Bosch’s activities in the Smart Agricultural field”, More information
12:30 14:00

Lunch Break and visit Expo
Attend Masterclass 3D Food Printing with byFlow & Jan Smink

(limited # of tickets available)

3D Food Printing Session #3 Smart Farming Session #3
14:00 14:30 Lu Zhang Lu Zhang, PhD Candidate, Wageningen University, on “3D printing of porous food structures contain Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1”, More information Arend Koekkoek Arend Koekkoek, Idea-x/ Campus Almkerk, on “Pixel Farming, farming in the digital era”, More information
14:30 15:00 Patricia Bulsing program Patricia Bulsing, Senior Lecturer, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Nutrition and Dietetics bachelor degree programme, on “The psychology around 3D food printing: acceptance and perception”, More information pieter hoenderken program Pieter Hoenderken, Het Internet Huis, on “IoT applications for farmers”, More information
15:00 15:30

Break and visit Expo

3D Food Printing Session #4 Smart Farming Session #4
15:30 16:00 Antien Zuidberg Antien Zuidberg, Lector, HAS Hogeschool, on “3D food printing @ HAS Hogeschool”, More information
geert hermans programn Geert Hermans, Project Leader / Business Developer, ZLTO, The Netherlands, on “ZLTO vision on Smart Farming and Big Data; What happens in the market and how and where are there opportunities for you!”, More information
16:00 16:30 Valerie Vancauwenberghe Valerie Vancauwenberghe, PhD, Post-Doc, KU Leuven, MeBioS division, Belgium, on “Coaxial extrusion-based printing for designing foods having personalized properties”, More information eva van rijsingen program Eva van Rijsingen, Natural Science Engineer, Blue Engineering BV, The Netherlands, on “Technology as a driver in biodiverse long-lasting productivity”, More information
16:30 17:00 frist hoff program Frits Hoff, Director, FabLab Maastricht ‘Internet of Food, Bockchain and 3D Food Printing” lenny van erp program Lenny van Erp-van der Kooij,  Professor (UAS) Precision Livstock Farming, HAS University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands, on “Precision Livestock Farming”, More information
17:00 18:00

Drinks and visit Expo

Additional Day – June 29, 2018 – 3D Food Printing Experience at Wageningen University & Research

Attendees at the conferences can download the presentations from the following links: Day 1, Day 2.