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Innovation Challenges and Industry 4.0 Solutions: Spotlight on the Food System

Wed, March 10, 2021
Online Event

About this Event

The InterTradeIreland All-island Innovation programme aims to promote and encourage innovation across the island of Ireland.

During the two sessions we will ask how technology is primed to provide radical solutions to innovation challenges faced by the Food System and how innovation training is helping de-risk the chances of failure.

Session 1 will be a live panel of innovation experts who will give us their in-depth perspective and explore why innovation matters. We will also hear how Global Research Institutes and technology based start-ups have used deep-tech as a vector to provide innovative solutions for transforming the food system; the effects of Industry 4.0 on the Agri-Tech landscape and showcase how the agri-food sector is the up and coming star of the growing start-up and venture capital ecosystem. The audience will have the chance to interact with our panel in a live Q&A session.

Session 2 will include pre-recorded contributions from Brian McCaul Director of Innovation at Queen's University and Professor Chris Elliott, founder of the Institute for Global Food Security. We will understand why market validation is so vital in technological commercialisation, in going from the lab to a commercial environment. We will also hear from innovation investors Yield Lab and Five Season Ventures landscape and hear how the agri-food sector is the up and coming star of the growing start-up and venture capital ecosystem. This session will finish with a spotlight on some of the best up and coming Agri-Tech Start-ups.

Our aim is to identify and support the future innovators set to make a lasting impact on the agriculture and food sector.

Session 1 - LIVE Panel and Q&A: Why Innovation matters? An industry and investor perspective.

  • Live panel discussion, with interactive audience Q&A
  • Hosted by Matt Eastland, Head of Brand & Content at EIT Food

Session 2 - Pre-recorded: Putting innovation into practice: Why market validation is an important step in technology commercialisation? 

 

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