Fast-forward plant-based food symposium


Hindsgavl slot, Hindsgavl Alle 7, 5500 Middelfart, Danmark
Gratis / Free
23. maj 2024 kl. 09:00
23. maj 2024 kl. 17:00


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22. maj 2024

Plant2Food, AgriFoodTure, Plant-based Food Grant and GUDP join forces. Don’t miss out on the partnership’s first ever symposium on plant-based foods.

Fast-forward plant-based food is the first of three symposia. The symposia series is hosted by a new partnership between Plant2Food, AgriFoodTure, Plant-based Food Grant and GUDP. The aim is to raise awareness about funding opportunities and create synergy between stakeholders in the plant-based value chain as well as identifying knowledge gaps, key challenges, research needs and future workstreams to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable agrifood system.


09.00 - 09.30Registration and refreshments
09.30 - 09.35Welcome by the moderator, Ida Ebbensgaard, journalist,
09.35 - 10.00Keynote speaker, Frank D Haagensen, PhD, Head of Global Applications, Plant Based Dairy, Novonesis
10.00 - 10.10Introducing the purpose of the series of symposia, Thomas de Bang, Senior Scientific Lead at Novo Nordisk Foundation
10.10 - 10.30

Overview of funding opportunities for supporting research and innovation in plant-based food, v. Plant2Food, ArgiFoodTure and the Danish Plant-Based Food Grant

  • Plant2Food
  • AgriFoodTure
  • Plant-Based Food Grant
  • GUDP
10.30 - 11.30Pitches from newly funded projects within all the platforms 
11.30 - 12.30Meet & Greet / 1:1 Matchmaking session
12.30- 13.30Lunch
13.30 - 14.15Panel debate; How can academia and industry collaborate on accelerating innovation and sustainable development of a more plant-based diet – what R&D activities are needed?
  • Christian Bugge Henriksen, Associate professor at UCPH
  • Randi Wahlsten, CEO at Matr Foods
  • Anna Hagemann Rise, Head of Communications at Nestlé
  • Benjamin MacleanChief Commercial Officer at Cano-ela
  • Milena Corredig, Professor at Aarhus University
14.15 - 15.15Workshop session I: Identifying knowledge gaps and corresponding key challenges
15.15 - 15.45Short bio break and refreshments
15.45 - 16.45Workshop session II: Outline research needs and future workstreams
16.45 - 17.00Closing remarks from moderator



Lina Nilsson


Fast-forward plant-based food symposium