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Towards 2050 by smart food production - Food Economy 4.0 Seminar

29.10.2019 9:30 - 29.10.2019 16:00 Tekniikantie 12, Espoo

Welcome to share thoughts about the steps towards the sustainable and healthy food system of 2050 - just 30 years ahead. We will be sharing our current steps and the road-map to the future. We’ll also take you through the transition already made during the last 30 years.

This “30+30” years seminar also landmarks the retirement of prof Kaisa Poutanen, appointed as a research professor in food technology in 1989, and the starting of a research professorship of Nesli Sözer, appointed in March this year.

Time: The event will be held on 29.10.2019 at 9:30-16:00
Place: Innopoli 1, Auditorium Leonardo in Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland

Programme of the day:
​09.30-10.00​Registration and coffee
Antti Vasara, CEO VTT​
​10.15-10.45​The science is clear: Healthy diets from sustainable food systems
Brent Loken, Director of Science Translation, EAT Forum, Sweden
​10.45-11.30​Changes in food system in 30 years - retrospect and prospect of technology
Kaisa Poutanen, Research professor emerita and
Nesli Sözer, Research professor, VTT
​11.30-11.45​Q&A with the speakers
​11.45-12.15 ​Break
​12.15-12.45 ​How is digital technology changing our food experience?
Charles Spence, Professor, University of Oxford, UK

​Showcase of start-up businesses paving the way (focus with EIT Food and Start-ups)
Susanna Moore, Project Manager, RISE
Mirva Lampinen, Co-Creation Manager, VTT
Pasi Vainikka, CEO, Solar Foods

​13.30-13:45​Pitches on VTT demo’s on personalized eating, cellular agriculture and hybrid foods
​13.45-15.00 ​Demo market & networking (with refreshments, snacks, including virtual lab tour)
​15.00-16.00​Paradigms changing the food system, panel discussion
(content structured based on the pre-event questionnaire,
please respond via this link)
​16.00​Launch of Finnish Food Ecosystem and closing of the event


You can also join the presentations on the live streaming. Please register here to get a link.

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