Workshop ‘Modern Technologies in Agriculture: Adoption on Farms and Problems of Data Sharing’ (November 12, 2019 / Hannover, Germany)

A workshop ‘Modern Technologies in Agriculture: Adoption on Farms and Problems of Data Sharing’, organized by the University of Hohenheim in cooperation with other partners, will take place on 12. November, 2019 in Hannover, Germany.

 

The workshop is based on two current projects: EIT-Food project ‘Focus on Farmers’ and ICT-AGRI Era Net project ‘iFAROS’ and will be focused on the challenges in the adoption of modern technologies on European farms and issues associated with agricultural data sharing.

 

Farmers, NGOs, governmental organizations, business representatives, researchers, and scientists are welcome.

 

Sessions:

10:00-13:00 – Adoption of modern technologies on farms (EIT Food project ‘Focus on Farmers’)

13:15-15:00 – Problems of agricultural data sharing (ICT AGRI Era Net project ‘iFAROS’)

 

The number of participants is limited to 50. Registration is required.

 

Please send your email to tetiana_pavlenko@uni-hohenheim.de by 10. October, 2019.

 

The participation is free of charge.

This event will be held at Agritechnica Fair and the building will be confirmed after registration.

The agenda will be circulated later.

 

Please note that we do not offer any cost reimbursement.

 



6th International ISEKI Food Conference (July 8-10, 2020 / Nicosia, Cyprus)

The ISEKI-Food Association (European Association for Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain) and the Cyprus University of Technology are organising the 6th International ISEKI-Food Conference (ISEKI-Food 2020) to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, 8 - 10 July 2020 and will explore the theme: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN FOOD SYSTEMS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE.

 

The general aim of the ISEKI-Food conference series (Porto 2008, Milano 2011, Athens 2014, Vienna 2016, Stuttgart 2018) is to contribute to the creation of an "open" international forum for researchers, education scientists, technologists and industry representatives as well as food consumers, to promote constructive dialogue and collaboration on topics relevant to Food Science and Technology, Industry and Education and to present and disseminate the results of the activities developed by the ISEKI-Food network projects.

The ISEKI-Food Association (European Association for Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain) and the Cyprus University of Technology are organising the 6th International ISEKI-Food Conference (ISEKI-Food 2020) to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, 8 - 10 July 2020 and will explore the theme: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN FOOD SYSTEMS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE.

 

The general aim of the ISEKI-Food conference series (Porto 2008, Milano 2011, Athens 2014, Vienna 2016, Stuttgart 2018) is to contribute to the creation of an "open" international forum for researchers, education scientists, technologists and industry representatives as well as food consumers, to promote constructive dialogue and collaboration on topics relevant to Food Science and Technology, Industry and Education and to present and disseminate the results of the activities developed by the ISEKI-Food network projects.


Please find more detailed information about the ISEKI-Food 2020 on the conference website. 

 



European Workshop on Bioeconomy (Oct 29-30, 2019 / Paris, France)

An European workshop on Bioeconomy is currently organising by INRA, IRSTEA, IFPEN, the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry for education, research and innovation and Ministry of Ecology, with participation of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

 

Date and venue:

The workshop will be held on 29th and 30th October, in Paris at Ministry for education, research and Innovation (25 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, 75005 Paris)

 

Aim of the workshop:

This workshop is the third one following those held in Paris in 2015 and 2017. The aim is to identify specific research needs in order to take into account the ecological boundaries of our planet and to develop a circular and sustainable bioeconomy that fulfils the SDG.


Three issues will be addressed:

 

1. What are the priority research needs to move towards a more sustainable bioeconomy?

2.Which tools for research and development are lacking today?

3. Which types of partnerships are necessary for the development of a circular bioeconomy?

 

Based on the workshop outcomes, a policy brief and a discovery report from young scientists will be published.

 

Registration:

The workshop is free of charge but you need to register.

 

The working language is English.

 

Further Information at Workshop website.

 

Contact:

Bioeconomy2019@inra.fr

 


EIT Food´s course: Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably (Sep 23, 2019 / online)

The course will focus on:

 

- What ‘sustainability’ means and how it applies to farming;

- How crops are grown in the EU - both arable and horticultural;

- How livestock is farmed in the EU to produce meat, dairy products and eggs;

- The challenges of feeding a rapidly expanding global population;

- The trade-offs involved in financially viable organic, environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable production methods;

- Which technologies are providing the most sustainable solutions.

 

Timeline

The course will have multiple runs in 2019 and 2020.

 

Learning objectives and Outcomes

Once completed, participants will be able to:

- Develop an informed and balanced understanding of the complexities of sustainable food production in the EU within the context of the global food supply chain;

- Investigate how food is produced by EU farmers and explore the trade-offs required when considering organic, environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable production methods;

- Reflect on the challenges faced by farmers and how innovative technologies help them to provide a secure and sustainable food supply for a growing population; and

- Evaluate the benefits of different farming methods and apply what you’ve learned to your food-buying choices and working priorities.

 

How to join the course

This course is available on FutureLearn

 


Invitation to the EIT Food´s first EU Conference on "The Future of Food" (Nov 20, 2019 / Brussels, Belgium)

Dear EIT Food partners and stakeholders,

 

I am delighted to invite you to take part in EIT Food’s first EU conference on “The Future of Food”, co-organized in partnership with Brussels based think tank Friends of Europe. This is a save-the-date invitation to place the conference in your agenda.

 

The event will be held on Wednesday 20 November, from 9:00 to 16:15 in Brussels. It is aimed at creating a platform to discuss the possible solutions and the key levers for transforming the food system and delivering impact. It will bring together EIT Food partners with EU policy-makers from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council, as well as other EU stakeholders from industry, academia and civil society. The format will allow participants to play an active role, by taking part in a series of interactive workshops, which will deliver a set of recommendations geared towards inspiring practical solutions in this time of EU leadership change. A new European Commission is expected to take office at the end of 2019.

 

>> See the full programme

A more updated version of the programme will be circulated soon.

 

>> Register for this event or decline the invitation here

Registrations and logistics will be handled by Friends of Europe. You will receive a confirmation of your registration with logistical details prior to the event.

 

We encourage to share this invitation also with your colleagues dealing with EU policy and regulatory issues, particularly those who are based in Brussels (if applicable).

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my colleague Giovanni Colombo (giovanni.colombo@eitfood.eu).

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

 

Kind regards,

 

Dr. A. M. (Andy) Zynga

 

Chief Executive Officer

European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food

 



14th International Scientific Conference FoodBioTech (Sep 16-18, 2019 / Nitra - Dolné Krškany, Slovak Republic)

The Faculty of Biotechnology & Food Sciences, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovak Republic is pleased to announce the 14th International Scientific Conference FoodBioTech (original title „Biotechnology and Quality of Raw Materials and Foodstuffs") which is going to be held during September 16 - 18, 2019 at Hotel Viliam Fraňo, Nitra, Dolné Krškany, Slovak Republic. 

 

Sessions:

Biotechnology & Biology

Food Technology & Quality

Food Hygiene & Safety

Health & Risk Factors

Innovation Trends in Food Industry

EIT Food Demo Day (workshop for start-ups with training and competition)

The Role of Bioeconomy in the Entire Food Value Chain (workshop)

The Young Scientist Award Session

 

For more detailed information and registration please visit https://fbtcon.fbp.uniag.sk/home


DISH High Level Summit  "NEW ISSUES AND EMERGING TRENDS IN FOOD SAFETY" (May 14-15, 2019 / Bologna, Italy)

DISH: Jointly founded by National Food Institute - Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (Unibo), Lund University (LU), and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), DISH Global Centre for Food Safety and Quality is a non-profit collaborative alliance set out to address challenges in global food safety, with the motto of “Powering Food Safety with Science and Technology.” It is a unique Europe-Hong Kong establishment by four economies – Denmark, Italy, Sweden, and Hong Kong, with the vision to become a global leading collaborative centre for food safety. Through this key representation of academic collaborative efforts in engaging the industry, government, NGOs and other stakeholders, DISH is designated to translate into a true global effort to advance food safety, building on each partner’s networks, experiences and skills, and to reach its final goal of creating impact on society in the long run.

 

For information and confirming your attendance please write to: lsb@unibo.it

 

The preliminary agenda can be downloaded here 



Circularity and Resource Efficiency of Food Systems Conference (May 22, 2019 / Bucharest, Romania)

Welcome to the Circularity and Resource Efficiency of Food Systems Conference under the Romanian Presidency of the European Council!

 

Institutul Național de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Bioresurse Alimentare-IBA București will organise the conference “Circularity and Resource Efficiency of Food Systems” which will be held on the 22nd of May 2019 at USAMV Bucharest.

 

The event will take place under the Romanian Presidency of the European Council auspices with the support of the Ministry of Research and Innovation, the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI), the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest and The Academy for Agriculture and Forestry Sciences “Gheorghe Ionescu-Șișești”.

 

At this conference, Minister of Ministry of Research and Innovation, President of the Romanian Academy for Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, high level reprezentatives of the Ministry of Agriculture will participate as well as high level researchers and other food chain stakeholders from Romania and other European Countries.

 

Our intention is to create a supportive environment for establishing new collaborations in the field of agri-food research that share the same ideas as the Food2030 Initiative. We would like to become a reference point in the development of agri-food research in Eastern Europe region and to strengthen collaboration at the level of this region and between this one and other European regions in order to build up an efficient and effective European food system.

 

The main aim of this event is to raise the awareness about sustainable production and consumption, to minimize the food waste and to transform agri-food by-products and rezidues into new raw materials for different purposes having an environmentally-friendly approach. This event would be an important landmark and would be part of the list of events with high visibility organized during the EU Presidency of Romania.

 

The Conference is accompanied by two international side events: Policy Lab workshop within Fit4Food2030 H2020 project on the 21st of May (event opened to the public) and the Governing Board Meeting of FACCE JPI on 23rd and 24th of May (event opened only for Governing Board members of FACCE JPI.

 

For more Information, please visit our website


Interreg CE I-CON Final Conference (May 22, 2019 / Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Dear project partners, SMEs, policy makers and other institutions,

 

3 years ago, we decided that we want to give food and agricultural SMEs something more. We knew that they produce quality and especially tasty foods, but we also knew that they are facing different challenges in the area of mechatronics, food design, food safety and labelling. This is why 5 regional partners and 4 knowledge partners, coordinated by Technology park of Pomurje, joined their forces and thus, the project I-CON was launched.

 

During these years, we tried to help as many SMEs as possible either with knowledge transfer and by sharing and using different tools, as well as with concrete solutions from mechatronics, design, food safety and labelling. Together with SMEs in different countries, we prove that even despite their smallness, SMEs should easily say “I-CAN” to any challenge that comes in their way.

 

As I-CON project is coming to the end, we kindly invite you to participate to our I-CON FINAL CONFERENCE where we will present and discuss about project experiences and achievements.

 

The conference will take place on 22 May 2019 in Ljubjana, at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

(Dimiceva 13, Ljubljana).

 

For more information about registration and program please follow our website:

https://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/I-CON.html

 


17th Euro Fed Lipid Congres and Expo: Oils, Fats and Lipids: Driving Science and Technology to New Horizons (October 20-23, 2019 / Sevilla, Spain)

The next edition of the EuroFedLipid Congress will take place in Seville on 20-23 October 2019. Seville is the perfect arena for hosting scientific and technological discussions on lipids, showing the latest and most innovative results, and setting the basis for a new horizon in research.

 

We expect to meet you and share knowledge and experiences. Don't miss it!

 

You can find more information on this website

 

Why would anyone want to come to Seville for a congress? You'll find the answer in our blog.

 



WUR Innovation Contest 2019: ReThink Protein

Wageningen University is organizing an Innovation Contest open for all students and student start-ups over the world. The theme of this contest is the protein transition and the students are challenged to submit a ground-breaking idea to meet the global protein needs in a sustainable way. During the contest the student(s) will be coached by the private, pubic and/or academic sector to develop their idea and to gain an once in a life time experience. The best three ideas and/or prototypes will receive a cash price. You can find more information on this website.

 

The WUR Innovation Contest: ReThink Protein is  an international competition for students and  student start-ups. They are challenged to come up with business ideas that help provide 9 billion people with enough protein in a way that is healthy, affordable and good for the planet.


In a 3-month period students submit and further develop their revolutionary idea related to one or more of following themes: - consumer behaviour; - new protein sources; - new protein foods; - processing efficiency (incl. conversion). Throughout the competition students intensively interact with coaches from the private and public sector as well as academia and follow a number of entrepreneurial-skills workshops. 


The WUR Innovation Contest takes place from March until June 2019. The best Wageningen teams will be invited to battle with the best students from the other Technical Universities in the Netherlands (4TU Contest) in October 2019.

 

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6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS) (November 7 – 9, 2018 / Esterházy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria)

Dynamic developments in organic research – strengthening partnerships across Europe and beyond

 

It is our honor to announce that Elisabeth Köstinger, Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, will open the Organic Policy Summit. Ms Köstinger invites participants to follow the lively discussions with high-level speakers on the ongoing developments of organic agriculture in Central and Eastern Europe.

 

ICOAS brings together scientists, advisors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, associations, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders to meet and discuss latest research results and developments in organic agriculture in Central and Eastern European countries. ICOAS fosters the strong partnership across stakeholders in Central and Eastern Europe. Knowledge dissemination and capacity building along the value chain in Central and Eastern European countries are the main focus of ICOAS. Therefore, ICOAS actively contributes to the promotion of research and innovation in the organic sector.

 

ICOAS will take place in two main parts – the two-day Scientific Conference, followed by the Organic Policy Summit.

 

Join us and discuss with fellow researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, associations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders about e.g.:

- innovations and organic production

- complex value chains and organic trade

- socio-economic challenges

- organic agriculture and rural development

- consumers’ perspectives and expectations

- sustainability assessment

- possibilities and limitations of organic markets

- and many more

 

Share your knowledge, contribute to the lively discussions and foster your partnerships across Europe and beyond!

 

The conference language is English.

 

Registration for the conference is open now – please click here!

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Preliminary Programme ICOAS´18
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#interpack2020 “WELCOME HOME”: the world’s leading trade fair for processing and packaging (May 7-13, 2020 / Düsseldorf, Germany)

interpack is the essential event for the food, beverages, confectionery, bakery, pharma, cosmetics, non-food and industry sectors.

 

The Next Round of interpack Kicks Off...

... and the next round of communication comes out!

 

“WELCOME HOME”: this is the motto of the world’s leading trade fair for processing and packaging, from 7 – 13th May, as it kicks off its 22nd edition. 

 

To warm up for the upcoming #interpack2020 in Düsseldorf the trade fair is announcing its presence online, for now, with an entertaining take on this theme... Our newsletter is as diverse, fun and charming as the exhibitors and visitors of interpack themselves, and attracts just as much attention.

 

 

Subscribe to the free newsletter here

 

More information at https://www.interpack.com/ 


"Hands-on training on baking technology" workshop (November 7-9, 2018 / Vienna, Austria)

After the successful workshop on "Hands-on training on baking technology" on 21-23 November 2017, the ISEKI-Food Association in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), and the STAMAG GmbH will organise the next Workshop in Vienna, Austria on 07-09 November 2018. This is an initiative of the FooD-STA centre to involve industry in teaching, especially to train the teachers.

 

The training will be conducted in English. The theoretical part will take place half day at the Department of Food Science and Technology at BOKU and the practical part the next two days at the bakery laboratories of STAMAG GmbH in Vienna/Austria. The aim of this 2½-day Workshop is to raise awareness of university lecturers on what is practically happening in the food industry, in order to provide students with the necessary knowledge and to involve industry in training the teachers.

 

The Workshop is certified by the ISEKI-Food Association according to the EQAS-Food Certification scheme as a European Qualifications Framework level 4 course and Certificates of Attendance/Completion will be provided to all the participants.

 

You will find more information about the Workshop on https://www.iseki-food.net/event/baking2018

 

There is a limited space for paticipants and latest by 15 October 2018 people who have registered will be informed if the workshop will take place.

 

Should you have any more questions, just contact us office@iseki-food.net


International Conference "Transformation of agrifood sector through novel forms of local delivery, digitalization and partnerships" (August 27, 2018 / Gornja Radgona, Slovenia)

Pomurje Technology Park and ITC cluster (DIH AGRIFOOD) are organizing on 27th of August 2018 in the framework of 56th International Agricultural-Food Fair AGRA an international conference with an interesting topic under the title Transformation of agrifood sector through novel forms of local delivery, digitalization and partnerships.

 

Together with eminent speakers from AGRIFOOD sector from South-East Europe region, we will highlight challenges, solutions and opportunities for the future of agrifood sector, with an emphasis on local delivery of quality food and new forms of cooperation, which shall speed up the process of digital and overall transformation of the sector.

 

The conference focuses on different stakeholders in agrifood sector, who are taking part in local food production and supply, as well as those looking for local food suppliers (public sector, tourism sector). On the other hand, the whole agrifood sector is heading towards new forms of cooperation in order to be able to respond to increasing demand for increasing production, quality and efficiency. Therefore, the conference is highly interesting for policy level, concrete solution providers, R&D organizations and business support organizations on one hand and farmers, farmer organizations and food processing industry on the other.

 

In order to attend the conference, you need to register online at https://bit.ly/2vpkeJ6.

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Sixth International Conference on Sustainable Postharvest and Food Technologie (INOPTEP 2019) and XXXI National Conference on Processing and Energy in Agriculture (PTEP 2019) (April 7 - 12, 2019 / Kladovo, Serbia)

National Society of Processing and Energy in Agriculture (PTEP) and Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad are delighted to invite you to participate in the 6th International conference SUSTAINABLE POSTHARVEST AND FOOD TECHNOLOGIES.

 

The Conference will be held April 7th – 12th 2019. The Conference will be held in Kladovo town (at the end of an attractive canyon on the Danube – Djerdap, near the border of Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria). The Conference is coorganized and supported by ISEKI - Food Association (European Association for Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge into the Food Chain). The conference is also supported by the following national institutions:

Institute of Food Technology, Novi Sad,

Maize Research Institute “Zemun Polje”, Belgrade,

Faculty of Technical Science, Novi Sad and

Faculty of Technology, Novi Sad.

 

The presentations cover the traditional following topics:

1. Advances in postharvesting technologies of agricultural products,

2. Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in agriculture and food technologies,

3. Advances in seed processing technologies,

4. Sustainable food and feed technologies (economy, quality, energy, social aspects, integral and

organic production...),

5. Technical and technological aspects of food and feed safety,

6. Advances in food technologies and aspects of food and feed chain quality,

7. Physical properties of biomaterials and food,

8. Education for postharvest and food technologies,

9. Trends of development in agriculture,

10. Management and process control and

11. Heating and air conditions.

More information can be found here


Food Tech Congress 2018 (October 23 - 25, 2018 / Master Center, Novi Sad, Serbia)

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 4th International Congress ‘’Food Quality, Technology and Safety and 18thInternational Symposium ‘’Feed Technology’’ to be held jointly within the framework of FoodTech 2018 event in October 2018, in Novi Sad, Serbia. Our biannual event traditionally combines great scientific content with stimulating lectures, networking opportunities and rich social programme, all sprinkled with smells and tastes of local food.

 

Nevertheless, food is our focal point - food which provides us enjoyment and balanced and tasty nutrition. In the socially responsible world, the creators of food and feed strive to design food and feed not only to provide good health and long life, but to protect the environment, decrease poverty and, above all, cause consumer satisfaction. Innovation and innovative trends in food and feed science and technology are helping us to fulfil all these demands, and make this world a better place to live.

 

More info at http://foodtech.uns.ac.rs/


IFT-EFFoST 2018 (September 25-27, 2018 / Sorrento-Salerno, Italy)

The workshop, which gathers scientists from academia and industry, promotes the exchange of ideas and the discussion of new developments and possible new solutions in the field of nonthermal technologies for food applications, including high pressure processing.

The topics of the workshop will be:

*Topic 1 – Nonthermal Processes for Better Foods*

 * Food safety and quality
 * Nutrition and health
 * Hurdle technologies
 * Predictive Modelling

*Topic 2 – Effect of Nonthermal Processing on Food Structure and Functionality*

 * Mass transfer improvement
 * Biological, chemical and structural modification of food components
 * Functional foods
 * Food texturization

*Topic 3 – Use of Nonthermal Processing for Sustainability*

 * Agri-food waste valorization
 * Energy, water and waste reduction
 * Nonthermal Technologies in Biorefinery
 * Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Nonthermal technologies in the food industry

*Topic 4 – Nonthermal Processing: Successful Applications and Trends*

 * Large-scale processing and treatment facilities
 * Nonthermal Processes for Regulatory Acceptance and Commercialization
 * Emerging applications and commercial development

On the last day of the event there is a short course with a Field trip planned.

*Deadline for Abstract submission:*

08-06-2018

*Deadline for registration:*

20-09-2018

 For more information, you can access http://nonthermal.prodalricerche.com/


5th International ISEKI_Food Conference (July 3 - 5, 2018 / University of Hohenheim, Germany)

The ISEKI-Food Association (European Association for Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain) and the University of Hohenheim are organising the 5th International ISEKI_Food Conference(ISEKI_Food 2018) to be held in Stuttgart, University of Hohenheim, Germany, 3 - 5 July 2018.

The general aim of the ISEKI_Food conference series (Porto 2008, Milano 2011, Athens 2014, Vienna 2016) is to contribute to the creation of an "open" international forum for researchers, education scientists, technologists and industry representatives as well as food consumers, to promote constructive dialogue and collaboration on topics relevant to Food Science and Technology, Industry and Education and to present and disseminate the results of the activities developed by the ISEKI_Food network projects.

We look forward to welcoming you in Stuttgart in July 2018!

The Organising Committee