Since 2015, Seeds&Chips has brought the brightest minds in food and AgTech world to Milano for an annual gathering that features speakers, conference sessions, an exhibition hall, interactive events, and much more.
In Innovarum we didn’t want to miss this event and we were exhibitors on its fifth edition, which took place on May 6th to 9th in Milano, Italy.
The summit gathered speakers tasked with inspiring attendees to do more for a sustainable food future. Award-winning actor and activist Alec Baldwin talked about feeding the world and reducing environmental impacts in a keynote presentation. Innovators like Fabrice DeClerck, Science Director at EAT & Bioversity International, and Thomas King, founder and CEO of Food Frontier, discussed optimizing foodtech sector. Amongst many special guests, HRH Princess Viktória de Bourbon de Parme and Olusegum Obasanjo, Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, highlighted opportunities for sustainable development and agriculture around the world.
Seeds&Chips 2019 has brought together over 300 speakers, contributing their solutions to improve precision agriculture, traceability, artificial intelligence, investment, open innovation, and more.
One of its differential features is its support for young innovators. As part of its mission to create a better food system for future generations, the summit featured food innovators as young as 13 years old (Teenovators, from 13 to 19 years old) and Young Pioneers (kids between 20 and 25) on each of the over 30 sessionsInnovarum could not miss this opportunity to attend one of the most important international events dedicated to food innovation and to get to know the latest developments and trends.
We also took the opportunity to promote two BBI-JU () projects in which we are currently involved and which are very aligned with the Seeds&Chips push for agricultural innovation: Green Protein, “Revalorisation of vegetable processing industry remnants into high-value functional proteins and other food ingredients”, aims to reduce food waste by turning it into vegetable protein and other valuable food ingredients and Pro-Enrich, “Development of novel functional proteins and bioactive ingredients from rapeseed, olive, tomato and citrus fruit side streams for applications in food, cosmetics, pet food and adhesives” develops a flexible biorefinery approach to process food waste and produce new proteins and phenolic products.