The Infant Formula Testing Market is expected grow at a CAGR of 6.9% to reach revenue of $20.26billion by 2023.

Infant formula is one of the emerging markets in food and beverage industry. It is basically used for the infants whose age is below 12 months (preferably).

Call for Nominations: 2019 Africa Food Prize

The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.
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Accelerating geothermal heat adoption in the agri-food sector: Key lessons and recommendations

Several geothermal applications in food processing and agriculture require low temperatures and can therefore be deployed in areas where the geothermal resources would not be suitable for power generation. These applications could increase the number of countries and regions that could benefit from such indigenous and renewable energy source. Despite its promising potential and increasing interest from policy makers and key stakeholders, direct use of geothermal heat in food-related applications across the world is still rather limited.

Call for Applications: 2019 Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards

Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges our world will face in feeding 9 billion people and beyond.
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Pocket-size food scanner

According to a study by the environmental organization WWF Germany, ten million metric tons of food are thrown in the garbage every year in Germany despite still being edible. A mobile food scanner will allow consumers and supermarket operators in the future to test whether food items have gone bad. The pocket-size device uses infrared measurements to determine the ripeness and shelf life of produce and display the results via an app. Fraunhofer researchers developed the system, which exists in demonstrator form, together with partners in a project commissioned by the Bavarian Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry.

Soft Drink Supply Chain Sustainability: A Case Based Approach to Identify and Explain Best Practices and Key Performance Indicators

Environmental regulations and sustainable developments are forcing industries to assess, optimize and improve their processes to minimize costs and increase the efficiency of industrial sustainability dimension. This effect is more evident in the food industries due to the high impact that this sector has on environmental and economical sustainability, considering the primary role of packaging systems, the huge water consumption both for the production and the cleaning processes or the energy utilization related to the treatment plant or to the raw material production.

PRIMA Call for Proposals: Agro-food Value Chain 2019

Although several initiatives aiming at collecting molecular information about farming plants and livestock, and the derived foods, are currently going on, a comprehensive shared repository of digital information about the Mediterranean foods is still lacking. The creation of reference databases would foster the necessary harmonisation of the analytical methods and data validation among different laboratories, two stringent requirements for the creation of a trans-national authenticity and traceability system that specifically address the identification of animal breeds, plant varieties, geographical origin and production protocols characterizing the traditional Mediterranean foods.
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3D Food Printers Market Driven by Growing Demand for Customized Food

The 3D food printers market is expected to grow at a robust CAGR from 2017 to 2028. This market growth is expected to be driven by factors such as the growing demand for customised food and the development of the industrial sector in this region.

Call for applications: The Expo 2020 Dubai - Innovation impact grant program

Expo Live’s flagship Innovation Impact Grant Programme will award injection funds up to USD 100,000 to support the growth of social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world whose solutions generate social value and are in line with Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Applications are closed

Omniaz is Bringing Blockchain & IoT Experience for Wine Consumers

Through this app, users will be able to access detailed information of their purchase for all wine, beer, and spirits, which will be authenticated on the blockchain.

Call for applications: International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

FAO and the Government of Switzerland are calling on individuals, private companies or institutions to submit a nomination.
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Call for applications: Concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund

Applicants are invited to submit concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund that offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve five Sustainable Development Goals.
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Thailand announced incentives to Boost Investment in Food Innovations

The incentives range from 5-10 years of corporate income tax exemption depending on the type of business and the level of technological advancement. To make this industry more attractive, BOI has offered addition incentives to top up from normal package. The additional incentives such as 50% corporate income tax holiday for five years or an additional two more years of income tax holiday will also be available.

TestEat pilot project to create future solutions in a real restaurant environment with the help of artificial intelligence

The crEATe ecosystem invites various operators, such as start-ups, to network, study and develop solutions involving future food and food production in a genuine consumption environment.

IBM Food Trust Expands Blockchain Network to Foster a Safer, More Transparent and Efficient Global Food System

IBM announced growing adoption of its food supply chain network, IBM Food Trust. The blockchain-based cloud network offers participating retailers, suppliers, growers and food industry providers with data from across the food ecosystem to enable greater traceability, transparency and efficiency.

Radicle Growth to Infuse $450k into Agtech/Foodtech Companies through the Radicle Global Pre-Seed Challenge

The GPS Challenge is a competition to identify and invest in the most promising pre-seed Agtech and Foodtech companies in the world and provide access to the Radicle platform.
Applications are closed

EU Call for Proposals: Integrated approaches to food safety controls across the food chain

Proposals should look at the development of an integrated approach for detecting, assessing and mitigating food safety risks from biological and chemical hazards (whether emerging or not) through the entire food chain/s (from primary production to consumers) and include common risks such as environmental contamination, process contamination, contamination through packaging and misuse or adulteration.
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«Think big» to make global food trade work for nutrition

Global trade in food is essential for all countries, but the world's trade and regulation rulebook needs to be rebooted with an eye to bolstering trade in food that is healthy and nutritious rather than simply cheap, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
8 months ago

Growing demand in Gum arabic means new opportunities for African producers

The transformation of gum arabic production into more income-generating activities has the potential to not only promote economic development through higher incomes, but also to secure rural livelihoods, empower vulnerable groups, including women, and promote synergies with natural resource management and climate change mitigation.
9 months ago

3-D printed food could change how we eat

For the new study, the researchers used a prototype 3-D printer to create food with microstructures that replicated the physical properties and nanoscale texture they observed in actual food samples.
9 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Large-scale production of proteins for food and feed applications from alternative, sustainable sources

Proposals should include the whole value chain from the feedstock supply to processing and production steps for the targeted high added-value products. All relevant technologies in the different steps are applicable, provided they have been already proven at a significant scale.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

IT System in the Food Supply Chain Safety: Application in SMEs Sector

Food supply chain is one of the most complex supply chain networks due to its perishable nature and customer oriented products, and food safety is the major concern for this industry. IT system could help to minimize the production and consumption of unsafe food by controlling and monitoring the entire system.
9 months ago

IBM Launches Watson Data Kits to Help Accelerate Enterprise AI Adoption

IBM announced the launch of IBM Watson Data Kits, which are designed to accelerate the development of AI applications to help support faster, more informed decision making for business leaders. Watson Data Kits will provide companies across industries with pre-enriched, machine readable, industry-specific data that can enable them to scale AI across their business.
10 months ago

Call For Innovations Addressing Africa’s Challenges

The Call for Application has been launched across Africa for Innovations Addressing Africa’s Challenges and we are seeking innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Finnish startup Solar Foods raises two-million euros to start commercial production of protein using only air and electricity

The Finnish company Solar Foods Oy produces an entirely new kind of nutrient-rich protein using only air and electricity. The goal of the company is to start commercial production of the environmentally revolutionary protein in 2020.
10 months ago

Tasty superfood from plant cell cultures

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a new and promising method of producing healthy and tasty plant-based food through plant cell culture (PCC) technology rather than field cultivation.
10 months ago

MIT-developed system could harvest drinking water from desert air

The new device, based on a concept the team first proposed last year, has now been field-tested in the very dry air of Tempe, Arizona, confirming the potential of the new method, though much work remains to scale up the process, the researchers say.
10 months ago

FFAR Call for Proposals: Urban Food Systems Challenge

This Challenge Area targets innovative research that includes, but is not limited to, production methods, extended growing seasons, adoption/adaptation of nutritious and resilient crops, food system constraints that increase the access and affordability of foods.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

India's Mega Food Park to give a major boost to the food processing sector

Mega Food Parks create modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from farm to market with strong forward and backward linkages through a cluster based approach.
10 months ago

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Call for Proposals on Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting applicants for the 21st round of the Grand Challenges Exploration on the topic “Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition”. They desire to advance innovative technologies to enhance the availability and accessibility of affordable, nutritious foods for low-income consumers, working within the key constraint that these innovations must be relevant to market-based food systems in low and middle-income countries.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Europe Call for Applications: EIT Food Accelerator Network 2018

Once you have applied for the EIT Food Accelerator Network, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including successful entrepreneurs and experts from the agriculture and food industries.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Convergent Innovation in Food through Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Societal-Scale Inclusive Growth

This article discusses the structure, methods, and development of an artificial intelligence platform to support convergent innovation. Insights are gathered on consumer sentiment and behavioural drivers through the analysis of user-generated content on social media platforms. Empirical results show that user discussions related to marketing, consequences, and occasions are positive.
a year ago

SparkLabs Cultiv8 Launches Its 1st Batch with AgTech, FoodTech and Sustainability Startups from Across the Globe

SparkLabs Group, a global venture and accelerator group, recently launched SparkLabs Cultiv8, a new $10M food and agtech accelerator based in Australia. This has been a catalyst for agtech companies from the U.S., and other parts of the world, to come to Australia to enhance their businesses benefiting from Australia’s farming expertise, research institutions and access to Asian markets.
a year ago

Call for Proposals: 2018 BCFN YES Research Grant - Sustainable Agri-Food system

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation is seeking young researchers from all over the world for its 2018 BCFN Young Earth Solutions (YES) Research Grant Competition with an aim to improve the sustainability of the food system.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Design of fresh food sensory perceptual system for cold chain logistics

This system highly integrated applied many technologies such as the Internet of things technology, forecasting technology for fruits and vegetables preservation period, RFID and Planar bar code technology, big data and cloud computing technology and so on.
a year ago

Nutritionally-speaking, soy milk is best plant-based milk

A new study from McGill University looks at the four most-commonly consumed types of milk beverages from plant sources around the world – almond milk, soy milk, rice milk and coconut milk - and compares their nutritional values with those of cow’s milk. After cow’s milk, which is still the most nutritious, soy milk comes out a clear winner.
a year ago

Purdue research hub to transform freeze-drying process used to make lifesaving drugs, preserve food

Although replacing lyophilization is the ultimate goal, LyoHub also is working to improve each step in the lyophilization process in the meantime. Researchers are working to develop sensors that are less bulky and to advance process analytical technology.
a year ago

Walmart, JD.com, IBM and Tsinghua University Launch a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance in China

The four companies will work together to create a standards-based method of collecting data about the origin, safety and authenticity of food, using blockchain technology to provide real-time traceability throughout the supply chain. This will encourage accountability and give suppliers, regulators and consumers greater insight and transparency into how food is handled, from the farm to consumers.
a year ago

Call for Applications for Cutting-edge food, food tech and agtech startups in Canada

FoodBytes! was created as part of Rabobank's Banking for Food (B4F) vision to produce more food sustainably to feed a growing global population by 2050. The two-day event begins with a mentoring boot camp for the selected startups led by experts on branding, PR, legal, funding, consumer trends and supply chains on Tuesday, May 15.
Applications are closed
a year ago

North American and European Food and Beverage Trends Propelled by Healthy Nutrition, Clean and Clear Labels, and Convenience

Healthy nutrition, clean and clear labels, sustainability, convenience, Big Data, and evolving social trends such as eating at home are the key factors driving the North American and European food and beverage markets.
a year ago