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EIT Food North-West Community Event: The Pathway to a Net-Zero Food System

Tue, September 12, 2023 + 1 Other date
TBC (Birmingham, UK)

NEW DATE ANNOUNCED! This event has been rescheduled to the 12th-13th September 2023.


About this event

Let's explore how we can achieve net zero in primary food production and food manufacturing!

We are hosting an event in Birmingham, UK, for our regional community to connect in-person. There will be opportunities for networking and consortia-building on both days of the event.

The event is open to all partners, startups and alumni and it is also open for external participants and organisations to attend.

The main theme for the event will be "the pathway to net zero".

On Day 1 we will explore the challenges around achieving net zero across primary production and food manufacturing. This will include a spotlight on animal health, regenerative agriculture and food manufacturing from expert speakers in each field.

On Day 2 we will look at the solutions that already exist to help to achieve net zero ambitions, where we will hear from small businesses and other regional initiatives. We will discuss what solutions are still needed and how the overall theme of a pathway to net zero aligns with EIT Food as well as our regional remit.


• Day 1: 10am-5pm

- Please arrive by 9.45am to start at 10am

- Lunch and Dinner will be provided

• Day 2: 9am-3.30pm

- Please arrive by 8.45am to start at 9am

- Lunch will be provided


More information to follow:

• Full agenda and speakers to be announced


Would you like to present at our event?

If you would like to pitch an activity or idea on the theme of a net-zero food system during the event, please contact Laura Elphick at:



We will charge each attendee a £200 fee if they register for the event and do not attend without a legitimate reason. If you are unsure whether you can attend this event, please do not register.

We have a limited capacity for this event and we want to ensure people who would like to attend have the opportunity to do so. We also want to reduce food waste by only catering for people who will attend the event on the day.


Day 1: Draft Agenda

  • 09.30 am: Registration opens
  • 10.00 – 10.15 am: Welcome, introductions and agenda
  • 10.15 – 11.00 am: Pathway to net-zero: Food Manufacturing session. Speakers confirmed: Dr Ian Noble, VP R&D – Research, Analytical and Productivity at Mondelēz; Kaushal Shah, Founder and CEO of EnvoPAP
  • 11.00 – 11.45 am: Pathway to net-zero: Regenerative agriculture session
  • 11.45 – 12.00 pm: Break
  • 12.00 – 12.45 pm: Pathway to net-zero: Animal Health session
  • 12.45 – 1.45 pm: Lunch (provided by the venue)
  • 1.45 – 2.30 pm: The interactions between net zero and wider society session
  • 2.30 - 3.15 pm: Networking
  • 3.15 – 3.30 pm: Break
  • 3.30 – 4.30 pm: Food and Skills Session
  • 4.30 – 5pm: Wrap up
  • 7.00pm - Late: Dinner


Day 2: Draft Agenda

  • 08.45 am: Registration opens
  • 09.00 – 09.15 am: Welcome, introductions and agenda
  • 09.15 – 10.30 am: Pathway to net-zero solutions session. Speakers confirmed: Rebecca Geraghty, Chief Commercial Officer at Agrimetrics; Rebecca Lewis, Business & Proposals Manager at Agri-EPI Centre
  • 10.30 – 10.50 am: Break
  • 10.50 – 12.30 pm: Aligning the pathway to net zero to EIT Food and our region
  • 12.30 – 1.30 pm: Lunch (provided by the venue)
  • 1.30 – 2.15 pm: Planning session
  • 2.15 – 3.00 pm: Networking
  • 3.00 - 3.30 pm: Wrap up and event close


About us

EIT Food North-West is the regional office of EIT Food that is responsible for the UK, Ireland and Iceland. Follow us on LinkedIn!

We look forward to seeing you all in September for a great event!

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