Innovation is strategic in the food processing industries as it makes it possible to increase productivity, stand out from competitors, or recover added value in moving toward less commoditized products.
Technological innovation is very dependent on regulatory constraints, and often enters the food industry through processes, ingredients, equipment and services developed upstream by suppliers.
A unique forum for exchanges to find out about the latest technological advancements in Process Engineering
The Innovation Research Forum offers a European conference cycle freely open to all visitors: a unique opportunity to keep updated with the latest R&D work and innovation dedicated to the food processing industries.
The last edition was attended by more than 600 auditors, and the Innovation Research Forum 2012 will cover topics addressing tomorrow's concerns. You will learn about new technologies and innovations through the presentations of renowned partners, trade associations and leading research & development institutes.
The Forum on Innovation and Research will present the latest work in the fields of process innovation, packaging, energy efficiency and food safety.
The following themes will be addressed, among others:
• Public research to boost innovation in companies
• The new environmental challenges facing the food industry
• Reducing water and energy consumption in the food industry: competitiveness factors
- Energy management and efficiency
- Cold chain management
- Water and effluent management
• Innovative solutions for food wrapping and packaging