Participate in a new major food conference at the University of Copenhagen in August
The University of Copenhagen has the country’s largest research environment for food and is now introducing a new annual food conference, Food Day. Food Day 2019 offers a number of speakers from Denmark and abroad under the theme “Sustainable and Healthy Foods for the Future”.
The conference, which is specifically aimed at the food and biotech industries, will be held on 28 August 2019 at the University of Copenhagen. Find more information, registration and the program for the day at science.ku.dk/foodday
The Danish food industry highlights in the report “World-Class Food Innovation towards 2030” a number of areas where there is a need for research and innovation. At Food Day 2019, 18 researchers from the University of Copenhagen will be presenting the latest research and developments, which will have an impact on the industries, in relation to three tracks related to the report:
- Food production through circular economy
- Food design – from molecular interaction to excellent eating
- Foods and diets contributing to health and well-being
In addition, a number of large companies and research institutions will present on sustainable food production for the future:
- Nicole Darmon from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) will speak about sustainability in a broad context
- Innovation Executive at IBM, Anders Quitza, will talk about how IBM will change 5 things in the food sector in 5 years (called 5in5 by the company)
- CSO at Chr. Hansen, Thomas Schaefer, will speak about how to be voted the world’s most sustainable company by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
- CEO Brian Thomsen from Dansk Akvakultur will speak about the possibilities of utilizing aquaculture and blue protein sources in food production.
Registration is open as long as space is available and no later than 21 August via this link (link to registration).
Food research at the University of Copenhagen
The following departments are researching food at the University of Copenhagen:
Department of Food Science (KU FOOD)
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN)
Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports (NEXS)
Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO)
In addition, several other departments are researching food and are also supporting Food Day:
Department of Computer Science (DIKU)
Niels Bohr Institute (NBI)
Department of Biology (BIO)
Department of Chemistry (KEM)