Foodtech Summit

Thursday, Sep 5
10:00 — 16:30

Foodtech Summit

Food, Sustain,

This summit is part of Techfestival: a 3-day festival in Copenhagen with 200+ events on humans and technology.
Interested? Great! Please register to join. Note that this summit has limited seats.

Establishing the Internet of Food – An open-source web of food technologies applicable worldwide.

Emerging food technologies hold immense potential. They have a significant impact on socioeconomics, healthcare, gastronomy and the climate. However, they also have a tendency to be available and restricted to only a few. What if we have an approach that enables any human to take part in the food tech revolution and ensures both a sustainable and a tasty food system in the future?

The internet was not built by one human alone, but through an open technology stack where sharing, learning and developing together was the only way forward.  At this summit, we will determine if we can apply the same open-method to the food domain.
We will come up with a tangible plan for the next steps where everyone involved commits to actually take action and move forward.

Together we can create the open food system of the future with the aid, and not in spite of, technology.

Key questions to explore

  • How do we make food technologies open and accessible worldwide?
  • How do we mobilise people from different backgrounds to create the future concepts of food and technology?
  • How do we implement new concepts and reshape our current food production system alongside industry?
  • How can different disciplines interact in a democratised system of food and technology
  • What issues, risks and challenges does an open-source approach pose within the food industry?

Desired Outcome
The main goal is to create a tangible and realistic plan with next steps and real commitments from people involved, to generate progression towards the goals defined on the day. Based on an open-source approach, we hope to develop a concrete foundation to mobilise ambassadors and democratise the future of food.

Speaker lineup

Throughout the day, you will hear inspiring pep-talks from:

Philip Hulgaard (DK); Founder and brewer at Åben. A small Danish brewery focusing on hoppy and fruity IPA’s. Philip and Åben, learned how to brew through other breweries opened their doors and shared their brewing techniques. At the summit, you will be able to taste the success of openness!

Karin Beukel (DK); CO-founder of Circular Food Technology. Karin holds a PhD in Economics and Management from CBS and been teaching at Universities like Harvard and Copenhagen University. Karin has extensive experience with IPR strategy, IPR Management and anti-counterfeiting.

Anders Hviid (DK): Co-founder of dare disrupt. Anders is represented in the Siri-commission headed by politician Ida Auken, and also contributing member of an expert panel advising the Minister of Education.

Martin Marko Hansen (DK): Marketing chef & Food missioner at Jalm&B – Foodpeople. Marko is a passionate baker himself and aims to raise the level of bread on the Danish market, through opening the door to production and education.

Agenda for the day

09.45: Doors open, welcome
10.00: Day starts, Program intro & facilitated networking
10.50: Pep talk
11.00: Workshop – Map current reality
11.50: Workshop – Map emerging future
12.30: Lunch
13.30: Workshop – Harvest & Prototype
14.40: Workshop – Action planning
15.40: Wrap up
16.00: Amazing (open-source) Beers

Apply here

Who are your hosts?

Frederik Lean Hansen (DK)

Apart from being Co-founder & CCO of Nordetect, a lab-on-a-chip biosensor for agriculture, Frederik is one of the core initiators of the food tech NGO, Foodstack Community,  where he has been leading the open-source vertical farming project Growstack. Being an economist, a nerd and a plant lover and working with food technology has led him to understand how communities of humans are the front and centre in the quest for a future-positive food system.

Louise Beck Brønnum (DK)

Louise is the Head of TASTELAB at Restaurant Alchemist in Copenhagen.
Working within the frames of holistic cuisine, Louise, a Food-Engineer and Gastro-Physicist, helps the kitchen to explore new techniques by using high-tech machines. Their aim is to be an open-source institution for other restaurants & food enthusiast.

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