ARE YOU A STARTUP, RESEARCHER, OR INNOVATIVE COMPANY EAGER TO DELVE INTO THE LATEST TRENDS IN THE AGRI-FOOD AND NUTRITION SECTORS IN CHINA AND BRAZIL?
It’s your chance to gain a comprehensive understanding of the agri-food and smart nutrition industry in both countries, as well as the exciting prospects these markets have to offer.
This webinar, in collaboration with Cluster Food & Nutrition and Swissnex in China, will be an ideal opportunity to explore the opportunities and challenges in the agri-food industry in China and Brazil. Discover the challenges, opportunities, and insights that await Swiss companies, researchers, and startups.
Presentations by industry experts from each country, as well as question-and-answer sessions, will give you a comprehensive overview of this thriving industry and a better understanding of developments in this vital sector in two of the world’s most dynamic economies. Join us for this informative and interactive event, and get ready to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of agri-food and international innovation.
Register until 30 November HERE.
Brazil: In 2021, Brazil’s economy rebounded impressively by 4.6% post-pandemic, with a notable eightfold increase in investments compared to 2018. With over 25% of its GDP stemming from agribusiness, the demand for technologies supporting sustainable food systems is apparent. Notably, 67% of Brazilians reduced their meat consumption, yet 53% still need help finding alternatives in supermarkets. Recognizing the urgency of the Future of Food, our initiative fosters collaboration between Switzerland and Brazil, driving innovative solutions from farm to table, catering to the changing food landscape, and connecting the rich agricultural traditions of both nations to a more sustainable and diverse culinary future.
China: China announced its National Nutrition Plan for the period 2017-2030. With a population of 1.4 billion, China faces significant challenges related to food security, quality, and eco-friendly production. All these issues have led China to develop programs in recent years to encourage the development of the nutrition industry, both in terms of innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as at the academic level with leading universities in the field.
- 8:00am – Opening Speech by Cluster Food & Nutrition
- 8:05am – Introduction by Philippe Roesle, CEO of Swissnex in China
- 8:10am – General Overview - Challenges and Market Opportunities in China
- 8:25am – Wellness in Every Bite: The Power of Food Innovation, by Xiwen Qing, Director, Food & Agtech, Plug and Play China
- 8:40am – General Overview: Challenges and Market Opportunities in Brazil: Alfredo Romminger, Embrapa
- 8:55am – Mirelle Dogenski: Updairy Startup
- 9:10am – Q&A
Event start time
Boston and New York6:00AM
Meet Mirelle Dogenski
Mirelle is a food engineer and has a Ph.D. from UFSC. After her studies, she spent two years working on more than 30 innovation consulting projects for corporations and in startup acceleration programs. Seeking to combine her experiences, veganism, and the desire to do business with science, she co-founded Updairy in 2022, a Brazilian bio-food tech for precision fermentation. The startup uses advanced fermentation techniques to develop dairy proteins using fungi without involving animals. Updairy’s mission is to meet the demands of the B2B market for dairy ingredients that promote taste, nutrition, health, and functionality. It aims to make food production models more ethical and sustainable.
Meet the Cluster Food & Nutrition
The Cluster Food & Nutrition is an association that has been active in the agri-food sector since 2015. As a regional and national networking and facilitation platform, the Food & Nutrition Cluster’s mission is to strengthen collaboration between the various players in the agri-food ecosystem and to support them in their innovation efforts by combining knowledge of food processing with that of nutrition, health, and emerging technologies in a sustainable manner and accordance with the principles of the circular economy. More than 180 members and partners from the food, agriculture, packaging, and distribution sectors, as well as research and training institutions, the public sector, and trade associations, are currently part of the Cluster’s network.