Giving food waste a new life | Expo Floor
By converting food waste into usable materials, Kwaliflex is making food production more sustainable. The company repurposes a wide variety of unsaleable foods and beverages. Kwaliflex turns these products into cattle feed, material for anaerobic digestion, or a source of carbon for water treatment companies. Several premium brands have started using Kwaliflex’s services. Kwaliflex is at the Expo floor.
New cold press technology | Expo Floor
The Dutch company JFPT/foodlife has developed a new cold press technology. Cold pressing preserves both the nutrients as well as the fresh taste of fruit and vegetables. Cold pressed juices are healthy, tasteful and all natural. At Food Valley Expo ‘The Cold Press No. 1’ will be presented by JFTP/foodlife.
Find commercial, technological or research partners | 12 & 13 Oct
FoodMatch 2015 offers you a unique platform to share innovative technologies, initiate cross border co-operations and to find new business partners. The 5th edition brings together enterprises, R&D organisations and others active in the Dutch agro-food sector together to stimulate the innovative power of the Dutch agro-food sector.
Visit Wageningen Campus and innovative companies | 12 Oct
Take an evening’s tour through the world of Dutch food innovation. Sign up for the two-day Food Valley Expo to discover the latest developments on Wageningen Campus and at nearby innovative companies. Conclude Expo day one with our Excellence Tour and catch a glimpse of the cutting edge innovations at renowned Wageningen institutes and companies
Dutch AgriFood Week starts | 12-20 Oct
With the common goal of promoting innovation, sharing knowledge and naturally also enjoying healthy food, Agrifood Capital, Food Valley NL, Greenport Westland-Oostland and Brightlands Greenport Venlo are organising the Dutch AgriFood Week from 12 through 20 October, with support from the Agri & Food top sector.
The Exciting Program of Food Valley Expo 2015
City farming, innovative ingredients and high tech solutions in agro-food. Leading figures from across science and industry illustrating the latest developments. Dozens of entrepreneurs presenting their exciting food innovations. Expert speakers giving practical advice and real-life experiences.* A proud winner of the Food Valley Award 2015. This is Food Valley Expo 2015. Two days full of new business opportunities at Wageningen Campus. Don’t miss it and register now!
Demo Noldus FaceReader | Expo Floor
Noldus Information Technology will demonstrate FaceReader at Food Valley Expo. The toolset automatically analyzes facial expressions, head orientation, gaze direction, action units, and personal characteristics such as age and gender. FaceReader has proven very useful for optimizing food product launches.
Tips & Tricks to get investor ready | 13 Oct
The agro-food sector is one of the few bright spots in turbulent times. “The sector offers interesting investment opportunities,” argues Wilco Schoonderbeek, investment manager within PPM Oost NV, a government backed Venture Capitalist (VC). At the Food Valley Expo on 13 October he explains what entrepreneurs need to do to attract venture capital and get ‘investor ready’.
Chain achievements Rijk Zwaan awarded | Science2Business | 12 Oct
Rijk Zwaan received last week the Grüner Merkur award. The vegetable breeding company was honored with this prestigious accolade in recognition of its achievements in boosting the fresh produce category. At Science2Business Rijk Zwaan’s Jan Doldersum will highlight the company’s efforts to develop traits for flavour and nutritious vegetables.
Expat Center Food Valley @ Food Valley Expo
Expat Center Food Valley creates easy access for foreign professionals, and their family members, to the Food Valley region. The Expat Center is offering services to organizations located in this region (and beyond) hiring or hosting foreign professionals.
Looking for capital? Pitch at Money Meets Ideas | 13 Oct
KplusV and Rabobank organize a special meeting ‘Money Meets Ideas’ @ Food Valley Expo in Wageningen. This meeting focuses on agro-food. ‘Money Meets Ideas’ is seeking entrepreneurs with a capital need between € 100.000 – € 1.5 million.
High tech accelerates food production | Maarten Steinbuch | 12 Oct
With robots harvesting sweet pepper, drones inspecting potato fields and 3D printers making pasta, it is fair to say high tech is having an impact on the agro-food industry. Maarten Steinbuch, professor of Control Systems Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), sketches the latest developments at the Food Valley Expo on 12 October.
How innovation in Dutch dairy nutrition built a global business | Roelof Joosten | 13 Oct
Innovation in the dairy cooperative’s supply chain has always helped to strengthen market positions, B2B as well as B2C. One of the important challenges that Dutch dairy is facing now, is the circular valorization of manure and other waste streams in the supply chains. Roelof Joosten, CEO Royal FrieslandCampina, will illustrate how FrieslandCampina is dealing with this challenge.
Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau: “Dutch agro-food can do better” | 13 Oct
Is the Netherlands showing enough ambition? We may be displaying a clear focus on knowledge and research, but do we give startups a fighting chance? Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau, Vice President of StartUpDelta’s International Circle of Influencers will discuss the importance of rapid scaling power and smart solutions for startups at the Food Valley Expo on 13 October 2015.
Innovation for a tasty and nutritious future | Gerard Hardeman | 12 Oct
The Netherlands offers a vast array of food innovations: from enzymes that create sweet taste in dairy products, to sodium replacing yeast extracts, to feed additives that reduce methane emission from cows. Through science and innovation the food industry can meet the demands it faces, argues Gerard Hardeman, business unit director at DSM Food Specialties.
The Pluckr: one year after the Food Valley Award | 13 Oct
Since winning the Food Valley Award, the Pluckr has been further developed. After the introduction of the 4-head Pluckr, a 6-head variant has been developed for the convenience of larger processors: a large American fruit processor has ordered and taken delivery a whole series of 6-head Pluckrs. Pluckrs are also operational in the UK and Spain. And tomato and berry growers have also shown interest.
Qlip introduces the fresh grazed grass indicator | 13 Oct
At the 2015 Food Valley Expo, Qlip laboratory is going to introduce its new grazing indicator. This indicator uses big data to determine whether milk was produced by cows that graze on pasture. In an interactive workshop, Qlip will show how this technology can help the entire dairy chain, from grass to glass.
Bas Haring | Moderator ‘The tasty and nutritious future’ | 12 Oct
Bas Haring, known from television and his children books, is the moderator at The tasty and nutritious future, Science2Business. The program will highlight recent developments in the field of health and nutrition with the aim to bridge science to business.