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    INL Summit 2016

    October 18th & 19th

    Nanotechnology as a key driver for rethinking FOOD


    FOOD TECH cooking up the future with the periodic table on the table

    International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
    Braga, Portugal



Obtain access to unique expertise and take away new solutions and concepts to your day-to-day business and societal challenges.


A cutting edge summit on Nanotechnology as a key driver for societal development. The objective is to set the stage for concrete collaborations.

Formal and informal networking: network, discuss and debate strategies with your counterparts and experts and promote new business relationships.

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New technology has the power to rethink what food or beverage can be or do. What path do we want to take? INL invites stakeholders to food for thought with the periodic table on the table. How do we go from idea to prototype to industrial production?


What do we mean when we say food or beverage? In essence it is only words.

How can we design the user or sensory experience: Shape, taste, smell, etc.

How can nanotechnology add value to the food and beverage industry?

New process monitoring tools supporting producers.

Flavors of data – Nanotechnology can extract and embed data. But what data do we need? What can we make sense of?

Can we turn agricultural waste or byproducts into products of greater value?

Traceability, authenticity, – how do we fight counterfeit?

Food on demand

How can nations support innovation in the food sectors?

Empowering the consumer: How do we know what it is we eat or drink? What we see is what we get? WYSIWYG for food.

New value chains: How do we set up collaboration between science, design and industry?

Terroir – the taste and value of a site/place. What is the value of a certain place or site?

How is health and food connected?

Who Should Attend

  • Food Industry/Business Representatives
  • Academics & Researchers
  • Regional, Governmental and Global Institutions
  • Consumer Representatives
  • Food Entreprenuers
  • Chefs & Restaurants & Hotels
  • Experience designers


Moderator: Paula Jauregi, University of Reading and Johan Jörgensen, Stockholm Food Tech Week/Internet of Food

  • 10.00 - 11.00 Registration

  • 11.00 - 12.30 INTRO AND THE BIG PICTURE

  • Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga, Portugal

  • Ms. Carmen Vela Olmo , Secretary of State of Investigation, Development and Innovation in Spain - A National Perspective on Innovation and Food

  • Ester Silva, Vice President of CCDR-N

  • Lars Montelius, Director General INL - INL an innovation ecosystem for food and nanotechnology

    Nano Value Chain: Concept – Prototype – Fabrication

  • A Consumer and Investment Perspective

  • Nicola Temple, writer - Are we eating what we think we're eating? Empowering the Consumer.

  • Adam de Sola Pool, Partner - Clean Energy Venture Group, CEO-Environmental Investment Partners:An Investor's Perspective on Emerging Technologies

  • Interactive Session

  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

  • 13.30 - 15.30 PERSONALIZED FOOD

  • Lorenzo Pastrana, Head of Health, Food and Environment Department INL - Introduction Nanotechnology and Food: Challenges and Opportunities.

  • Stefan Åkesson, Manager Food Safety & Equipment Safety at Tetra Pak Processing Solutions

  • JM Cobo, Managing Director Reimagine Food - Personalized Nutrition

  • Nuno Lopes Gama, Head of Innovation Sonae - a Retail Perspective on Food Innovation

  • Rogerio Silva, Executive Board Member Frulact - Frulact value chain - vision 4.0

  • Inger Björck, Director Food for Health Science Centre Lund University - Design of novel food and meal concepts to combat the metabolic syndrome.

  • Interactive Session

  • 15:30 - 16:00 COFFEE BREAK

  • 16.00 - 17.30 Data and the Food System.

    Extracting Data from Food – Traceability and Origin. More effective use of resources.

  • Carla Teixeira, Portugal Foods - Introduction Future Trends in the Food Market

  • Jose Maria Lagaron Senior Research Scientist at Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) - Advances in Food Packaging.

  • Joaquin Lacambra Calvet SW & BPO Director IBM Portugal - Real-time Monitoring

  • Jordan French, Founding CMO Beehex Inc - 3D Food Printing

  • Kristjan Leosson, Managing Director - Department of Materials, Biotechnology and Energy Innovation Center Iceland, Light and Food - Optical Biosensing

  • Interactive Session

  • 17.30 - 18.30 RECIPES FOR THE FUTURE - An Open Discussion What We Can and Should Do Together

    A dialog on stage between:
    1. Researchers
    2. Industry/Entrepreneurs
    3. Chef
    The audience is also invited to participate. 

  • Invited: Basque culinary center + Antonio Américo da Rocha Graça, Research and Development Sogrape + Flavio Morganti, Chef Restaurant Galileo + Speakers

    Antonio Américo da Rocha Graça, Research and Development Sogrape
    Leticia Coello,  Nutritionist at University of Navarra in Spain
    Maria Mora, Researcher in the R&D Department at Basque Culinary Center
    Flavio Morganti, Chef Restaurant Galileo

  • 19.00 MINGLE and OPENING of EXHIBITION SCALE TRAVELS at GNration, Braga City Center

  • 10:00 – 13:00 Future Collaborations by Invitation

  • 09:00 – 13:00 Startup Nano at INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory


Rogerio MirandaIT, Quality and Safety Food, Supply Chain Management
Paulo Jauregi
Paula JauregiAssociate Professor in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, The University of Reading
Inger Björck
Inger BjörckHead of the Food for Health Science Centre, Lund University
Antonio Graca
António GraçaHead Research & Development, Sogrape Vinhos
Lorenzo PastranaHead of Life Sciences Department, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Manuel HeitorMinister of Science, Technology and Higher Education
Foto Nuno Gama
Nuno Lopes GamaHead of Innovation & Future Tech SONAE
Kristján LeóssonManaging Director of the Department of Materials, Biotechnology and Energy at Innovation Center Iceland
Stefan ÅkessonManager, Food Safety & Equipment Safety Tetra Pak Processing Systems AB
Adam de Sola Pool
Adam de Sola PoolAngel Investor
Jordan French
Jordan FrenchCMO of BeeHex, Inc.
Ricardo RioMayor, Braga City Council
Lars MonteliusDirector General, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
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INL- International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Email: summit@inl.int
Tel. (351) 253 140 112

Avenida Mestre José Veiga s/n
4715-330 Braga