Vertical Farming Conference and 3D Food Printing Conference

Event date: June 28, 201713:08u
End date: June 28, 2017

'Growing a large crop yield in a small footprint'

Location: Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

The continually-growing world population, the global trend to urbanisation, climate change and pressure on natural resources are key drivers for policies on global food security. Vertical farming is an innovative methodology for vertical cultivation of agricultural products, which can also realize true zero-mile city food supply. Vertical farms can be built in new or existing buildings and provide significant benefits in environmental sustainability and human health, minimizing the need for water and nutrients, and eliminating pesticides and fungicides, which are no longer needed. Vertical farming and urban agriculture, if designed and implemented appropriately, could offer sustainable and innovative solutions for improving food security.

An answer to important questions
What new business models will be successful, and will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How can we feed more people on limited agricultural land, with limited resources? How can we best use space, light and logistics for an increasingly urban population? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production? The conference will answer this kind of questions.

'The future of 3D Food Printing for professionals and consumers'

Location: Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

As with all 3D printing applications and aspects, 3D Food Printing is a huge hype. The 3D printing technology will be fundamental to the way people interact with food in the future. Supermarkets are already testing to 3D print customized cakes, restaurants are offering printed desserts. Some even claim that there will be a 3D food printer in every home in just two years.

Changing hype into reality
However, much research is required to change the hype into reality. Which industries will be influenced by technology? Which food components can be printed in the near future? And which aspects should be taken into account to ensure safety and maintainability of 3D printed food? The 3D Food Printing Conference will answer this kind of questions.

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