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The Future of Food, organized by SONAE in collaboration with main partners such as Vision 2020,
Business France, ICEX Spain and the UK Science & Innovation Network is an event designed to promote
the engagement of different organizations around the key challenges and opportunities shaping the
future of food. It aims to be a catalyst in establishing new relationships among participants and
contribute to the design of future R&D and innovation collaborative projects and the building of project
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and share their knowledge in an event that will gather international food experts - from academia, R&D centres and other relevant organizations - to share their vision on what’s ahead for our food value chains.
The event will cover relevant topics such as food science & nutrition, circular economy, logistics and digital & emergent technologies.
The importance of innovation, cooperation and EU funding in Retail
Challenges for the future of food
Eatnomics: Key trends for the future of food
The role of science & technology in food quality
Food 2030 – the European Commission’s vision for the future of food
Key digital and emerging technologies trends in retail
The challenges and promise of sustainability in food
New business models for competitiveness
New products, new experiences, new processes: the future of food industries
Panellists reflect together on the key challenges and opportunities for food systems
Closing session for day 1
@ Sonae headquarters
Vision 2020: objectives, results and activities
Funding programmes & H2020 calls related to the future of food
Opportunities for R&D and innovation in food logistics: new logistics hubs & models, excess capacity brokerage, routes optimization and others
Opportunities for R&D and innovation in food science & nutrition: new ingredients & products, packaging & shelf-life extension, traceability, consumer research and others
Opportunities for R&D and innovation in sustainability in retail: circular economy models, fighting food waste, waste valorization, energy efficiency, carbon footprint mapping and others
Opportunities for R&D and innovation in IT & digital: digitally-enabled esses or customer-facing solutions, store technologies, the role of emerging technologies, analytics and others
SONAE’s approach to open innovation and key funded projects
@ Sonae headquarters
SONAE invites all speakers and participants to attend a
memorable social evening on the 28th June, at SONAE
headquarters, that will feature a special dinner designed by
Michelin Star Awarded Chef Rui Paula.
Chef Rui Paula is considered an indispensable reference in modern cuisine, using fresh and seasonal local ingredients to create ravishing dishes. Memories of childhood feelings about food are his source of inspiration.
Under the motto of food waste reduction, one of the key objectives of SONAE’s Transformar.te project, this unique dinner experience will include end-of-shelf-life products, proving that they can still make delicious meals!