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Food4Future 2024

Tue, April 16, 2024
until Thu, April 18, 2024
BEC (Bilbao Exhibition Centre) (Bilbao Exhibition Centre, C. Rda. de Azkue, 1, 48903 Baracaldo, Vizcaya, Spain)

The traditional approach of the agrifood industry is going through a fundamental transformation. Therefore, EIT Food South will be attending once again the Food4Future event that gather professionals from the entire value chain at BEC in Bilbao to show how targeted nutrition will revolution the food industry.

Come and join us in learning more about the agrifood sector's latest innovation through inspiring talks and round tables where participants will come together and continue defining the future of food.

Checkout here the agenda in which EIT Food will take part:


  • 10.30 - 11.30 |  Acceleration of start-ups: Key to success to scale a project.

Moderator: Catalina Valencia- Head of Community- KM0


  • Amparo San José - Entrepreneurship Programme Manager - EIT Food South
  • Massimo Portincaso – Founder & CEO - Arsenale
  • Jesus Deusa – FoodTech Venture Analyst - Plug and Play Tech Center
  • Tunyawat Kasemsuwan - Group Director, Global Innovation - Thai Union



  • 10:30-11:30 | Scaling innovation in new materials: what are the opportunities and barriers of scaling new materiales for the food packaging industry?

Plastic used for minutes often ends up in the oceans, contributing to landfills. Scientists and startups are searching for viable replacements. So-called bioplastics - made from mushrooms, cereals, tomato skins, seaweed milk protein or other organic materials - have emerged as potentially winning alternatives, though they currently make up less than 1% of the global plastics market. Why have bioplastics made so little ground? How are bio-based plastics and compostable solutions for flexible packaging be achieved?

Venue: Pick & Pack 

Moderator: Juliet Bray - Regional Accelerator Manager, EIT Food South


  • Sofija Selkovnikov – CEO - Lukss Pack
  • Farayde Matta- Founder- Bio2Coat
  • Francoise de Valera Rose- Founder – Pack2Earth
  • Carmelo Heras – CEO - Feltwood


  • 10.30-11.30 | Advancing Healthy Aging: Tailored Nutritional Insights and Strategies for Action
    • keynote Klaus Grunert |  Tailored Nutritional Insights: EIT FOOD Consumer Observatory's Personalized Nutrition Report


  • Prof. Klaus Grunert- Professor at Department of Management |Food & Health - Aarhus University.  

In order to promote healthy ageing, we therefore need to understand how we can help consumers making choices that are aligned with healthy ageing. The EIT Food Consumer Observatory has been established to bring this kind of insights about. Using personalised nutrition tools as an example, it will be shown how consumer insights can help promote the uptake of innovations that have the potential to further healthy ageing. 

  • Round Table Discussion | Promoting Healthy Aging: Strategies for Action

In this round table, experts will convene to discuss the vital significance of promoting healthy and active aging. They will underscore the need to cultivate actionable solutions, focusing on preventing non-communicable diseases and implementing initiatives to delay age-related decline.


Yvonne McMeel - Key Partnership Manager- University of Reading


  • Fréderic Bouvier – Open Innovation Science & Technology - ROQUETTE
  • Suelen Souza - Head of Sustainability and Nutrition - Danone Research
  • Ricardo Ramos - Deputy Director - IMDEA Food
  • Kolbrún Sveinsdóttir - Project Manager - MATIS                                                                                              


  • 10.00 - 11.00 | Navigating Success and Failure in FoodTech: Insights from Corporate Venturing (IN SPANISH)

Moderator: Belén Moscoso - Corporate Venturing Manager- EIT Food South  


  • Javier Fernández – High Value Crops Production System Manager - John Deere Ibérica, S.A. 
  • José Antonio Risquez Salas- Innovation Director & Business Development - COVAP 
  • Mariano Oto – CEO & Managing Director – NUCAPS 
  • Luis Chimeno Moral - Co-Fundador- Oscillum
  • Nora Alonso - General Partner - Swanlaab Venture Factory


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