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The food industry transformation

KTH Transformation Day 2022

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At least a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions come from the food sector. Therefore, a thorough adjustment of production, processing and consumption of the food we eat is needed. Food companies and the public sector have a great need for knowledge and innovation to cope with the transition. KTH Transformation Day 2022 will highlight the research at KTH that is already underway on the food industry's transformation, inspire more researchers to apply their own research to the food industry and highlight examples from the sector.

Time: Tue 2022-10-11 09.00 - 15.30

Location: KTH Campus, Teknikringen 1, Arenan och Torget

Language: Swedish and English

Lecturer: Several

With a focus on climate benefits and competitiveness, we look forward to an educational and inspiring day with researchers, the industry and decision-makers.

Program 

The program will be held in Swedish for the most part, but some presentations and discussions will be held in English.

8:30 – 9:00  Registration and coffee

9:00 – 9:05  Welcome

Platform directors Monica Bellgran, Kerstin Forsberg, Martin Grimheden

9:05 – 9:20  The food sector, what is it, what needs to be transformed and how do we keep within 1.5 degrees global warming goal?

KTH researchers Rebecka Milestad and Francisco Vilaplana

9:20 – 10:15  Session 1. Transformations happening in the food industry, part one

Short talks and panel discussion with representatives from the food industry and public sector.

  • Orkla Foods Sverige – Anders Högberg, Research & Strategic Partnership Manager
  • Södertälje Municipality & MatLust Development Node – Helena Nordlund, Project Leader
  • Grönska Stadsodling– Natalie de Brun, Co-founder & CFO
  • Arla Foods – Victoria Olsson, Senior Sustainability Manager

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 – 11:25  Session 2. Transformations happening in the food industry, part two

Short talks and panel discussion with representatives from the food industry.

  • Volta Greentech – Angelo Demeter, Co-Founder and Chief Product Office 
  • Mycorena – Ramkumar Nair, Founder & CEO
  • ICA Sverige – Sofia Steinwall, Head of Innovation & Concept Development 

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch based on the One Planet Plate concept

12:30 - 13:10  Session 3. Academic approaches and contribution to the transformation, part one

Short talks and panel discussion with KTH researchers.

  • Fredrik Gröndahl, SEED, ABE, Blue Food
  • Karin Larsdotter, Climate Action Centre
  • Amparo Jimenez-Quero, CBH
  • Michael Martin, IVL/SEED, ABE
  • Björn Hedin, ITM

13:10 – 13:50 Session 4. Academic approaches and contribution to the transformation, part two

Short talks and panel discussion with KTH researchers.

  • Paul Hudson, CBH
  • Stefania Giacomello, SciLifeLab/KTH 
  • Ricardo Vinuesa, SCI
  • Mikael Hedenqvist, CBH

13:50 – 14:20 Coffee with a twist

14:20 – 15:00 Session 5. What’s next? How to we take transformation forward?

Short talks and panel discussion.

  • Sweden Food Arena – Marie Gidlund, Director of Operations 
  • National Research Program for Food – Inger Andersson, Chairperson
  • Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) – Camilla Eriksson, Researcher Civil Defence & Crisis preparedness 
  • Livsmedel i fokus – Ingela Stenson, Editor-in-Chief, Business Intelligence Analyst, Strategist, Transformer

15:00 – 15:30 What’s next at KTH?

Rebecka Milestad and Francisco Vilaplana about KTH FOOD – a multidisciplinary research environment for sustainable and healthy food systems.

Questions? Please contact industrialtransformation@kth.se