Microbes, Fermentation and the Creation of Novel Foods
Add even more value to your time at Future Food-Tech, as you network and learn from industry leaders and innovators specializing in microbes, fermentation and the creation of novel foods.
This half-day workshop on March 18 will deep dive into new microbial technologies, changing regulatory processes for novel foods, communicating these technologies to the consumer and capital allocation. Our pre-summit workshop will then round off with attendees coming together to tackle a specific industry problem within the space.
The workshop will take place at 1 pm on March 18 at IndieBio, 479 Jessie St, San Francisco.
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Keynote Presentation: Feeding Our Growing World with Fewer Resources
Arvind Gupta, Founder, INDIEBIO
Crystal Ball Session: Microbial Technologies to Revolutionize our Food System
• What new microbial technologies do we see revolutionizing the way we produce food over the next decade?
• What gaps not being addressed in the spectrum of food could benefit from more innovation?
• What new ways of processing are proving successful in developing nutritional benefits of foods whilst delivering unique, rich taste?
• What platforms will be key in scaling products when success is experienced?
Arvind Gupta, Founder, INDIEBIO
Ilan Samish, Founder and CEO, AMAI PROTEINS
Harshal Kshirsagar, Vice President of Product, CLARA FOODS
Ajikumar Parayil, Founder and CEO, MANUS BIO
Kris Wadrop, Director of Biotechnology, CPI
Betting Big with Moonshot Technology
Two of the most exciting companies in the space showcase their ground-breaking solutions.
Matt Gibson, CEO & Co-Founder, NEW CULTURE
Bryan Tracy, CEO & Co-Founder, WHITE DOG LABS
Regulatory Processes to Compliment Innovation
• What challenges associated to designed microorganisms and food are regulators facing?
• How are regulators responding to these fast changes in the food system?
• What advice can regulators give to novel food innovators to speed up the approval process?
Dennis Keefe, Director of the Office of Food Additive Safety, FDA
Our Perspective: Communicating Value to the Consumer
• How do consumers get their information, and how is the industry creating transparency?
• How are companies approaching the communication, labeling and marketing of genetically modified processes and novel products?
• How is the industry verifying claims around sustainability to the consumer?
• What is the best way to approach managing expectations with new technology?
Rachel Konrad, Chief Communications Officer, IMPOSSIBLE FOODS
Dan Phillips, Managing Director, CULTIVIAN SANDBOX VENTURES
More Pharma Than Farmer: Providing Patient Capital to Scale Innovation
• How will biotech funding change in the next 10 years?
• What approaches differ when funding start-ups with long development times?
• From idea to delivering at scale – what role does investment play in helping to translate innovations from a pilot plant to large scale distribution?
Andrew Chung, Founder and Managing Partner, 1955 CAPITAL
Campfire Session: Collaborating Towards a Better Future
In this closing session, delegates will break out into groups and work together to discuss potential solutions to a pressing industry problem. Each group will then present their findings at the end.
Closing Remarks and End of Workshop