Join the conference Healthy, Safe, and Sustainable Foods of the Future

Tuesday 20 Sep 22
The programme is now ready for the conference on Healthy, Safe and Sustainable foods of the future that DTU National Food Institute is organizing 13 October 2022. Join to gain insight into research and innovation activities that are helping to develop the foods of the future. Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn, will deliver the opening remarks and the conference is made possible with support from the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science and the Food & Bio Cluster Denmark.

Food consumption accounts for approximately one quarter of every human being’s climate footprint. At the same time, the global population is growing, which means we will need to produce 70% more food in 2050 than we do today.

These challenges have major implications for the food sector. The food industry will have to develop new and better foods, improve the use of side streams and residual products in food production and processing, and start using new production methods that emit less CO2.

These challenges demand that industry, the authorities and research intuitions work together to develop new sustainable technological solutions, new foods, and create new legislative frameworks. With a change in the eating habits of the public combined with new food production methods, this may mean that the green transition in the food sector could provide foods with lower nutrition levels and less food safety unless these issues are properly addressed upfront.

These issues will be centre stage at DTU National Food Institute’s conference held on 13 October 2022 titled: Healthy, Safe, and Sustainable Foods of the Future. Researchers from DTU National Food Institute will be contributing with their expertise, start-ups will participate in matchmaking sessions with students and researchers, and both the Minister and industrial stakeholder organizations will share their thoughts on this agenda, which is vital to Denmark, Danish exports, and the future of the planet as a whole.

Participation is free of charge thanks to the support of the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science and the Food & Bio Cluster Denmark. 

Thursday 13 October 2022, 9 a.m.-4.30 p.m. 

Coffee and registration from 8:30 a.m., with stands and coffee available until 4:30 p.m.

DTU Lyngby

8:30 a.m.-12 noon:
Oticon Hall  
Anker Engelunds Vej 1
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
12 noon-4:30 p.m.: 
Ground floor of Building 202, the Biosphere
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Be aware of construction work on Anker Engelunds Road due to light rail work
See a map overview with new entrances and bus stops (pdf)

The conference will take place in English over two halves. 

The first half will take place in Oticon Hall.
The day begins with a welcome from Christine Nellemann, Director of DTU National Food Institute, and DTU President Anders Bjarklev.

Keynote speakers are:

  • Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn
  • Leif Nielsen, Industry Director at the Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Lars Visbech Sørensen, CEO of Food & Bio Cluster Denmark

In addition, a number of DTU Food Institute researchers will contribute with presentations.

The second half of the event will take place in Building 202, the Biosphere 
This will begin with a healthy, safe, and sustainable lunch.

There will then be a talk from DTU honorary professor Claus Meyer, followed by a Future Food Fair. This will afford an opportunity to gain further insight into DTU National Food Institute’s research and innovation activities helping to develop the foods of the future. There will be plenty of opportunity to visit the various stands, talk and meet the researchers doing the research of the future and listen to presentations by the institute’s PhD students. 

Start-up food businesses are invited to have their own stands. The institute hopes to encourage match making between students, researchers, and other conference delegates that will foster future partnerships that may lead to new advances in the development of the healthy, safe, and sustainable foods of the future.

See the programme (pdf)

Participation in this conference is offered free of charge. Due to limits on the number of participants and catering requirements, registrations must be received by 7 October 2022. You can register here

Food start-up businesses can participate with a stand by contacting no later than 29 September. A member of staff from DTU National Food Institute will get in touch to confirm what options are available and other practical details.

The conference is particularly relevant to professionals in food businesses, industry organizations, research institutions, public authorities, and food science students.

Contact if you have any questions about the conference.