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Food Futures II

Networking event with industry for University of Cambridge PhD students and Postdocs interested in collaborating with the food industry
When Jun 07, 2018
from 12:45 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge
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Networking event for University of Cambridge PhD students and Postdocs interested in collaborating with the food industry 

Participants will have the opportunity to meet and hear from agri-tech and food industry representatives, and discuss possibilities for:

- research collaborations

- internships

- future careers.

**Confirmed** companies attending include:






Hummingbird Technologies


Map of Agriculture




AMT Fruit

See company descriptions and links in the grey column on the right.


Draft programme:

12:45 Registration and industry exhibitions

13:00 Welcome - Dr Shima Barakat (Entrepreneurship Education Advisor, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs)

13:15 Keynote talk (tbc)

13:45 Short talks by industry representatives

14:45 Tea break and networking with industry representatives 

15:15 Funding opportunities for working with industry - Vibhuti Patel (Translational Research Manager, BioScience Impact Team)

15:30 Flash presentations by Cambridge early career researchers

16:30 Networking, drinks reception and prize presentation for best flash talk


Please check this page for programme updates! 


Click here to register.




This event is free to attend because of generous funding we've received from the Isaac Newton Trust and the BBSRC.

If you register but can no longer attend you must give us at least 3 days' prior notice, so your place can be offered to someone else. If you fail to do this you will be charged a fee of £50.

More information about this event…

Industry partners


Innovative solutions for positive nutrition (fibre, alternative protein sources), less saturated fat, less sodium and of course less sugar, sustainable packaging solutions and water use. Key commodities that the company uses are potatoes, oats, citrus fruit.


Sustainable cultivation solutions for food crops and ornamental plants. Some of their core disciplines are: biological pest control, natural pollination, application techniques & monitoring, seed treatment.


Process technology solutions for grains and food and for technical materials. Buhler’s technology covers the entire processing chain from grain to bread, from chocolate bean to bar. Strategic fields are: food losses, food safety, food structure design for healthy food and feed.


Solutions for the development of healthier recipes, efficient methods of production, side stream management, customised packaging, advanced consumer research. Products include: juices, instant products, pasta, jams, sauces, ready meals, vitamins and supplements.


Innovations on food processing technologies, new products and product applications, food safety, food law and sensory and consumer science, market intelligence and trend monitoring. Natural flavours, extracts and colours, plant based dairy and fermented ingredients among others.

Map of Agriculture

Pioneer of predictive marketing in agriculture. Their innovative technology enables any business within the food supply chain – from farmer to retailer – to make sound decisions based on accurate, real-time information, employing state of the art data modelling.


UK’s largest independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy, rural development services, research and development, and policy advice. Areas of expertise: agriculture & horticulture, energy, food & drink, planning & land development, chemicals, engineering, environment, soils & water.

Hummingbird Technologies

Artificial intelligence business using drone and satellite technology, along with algorithms to provide farmers and agronomists with a suite of maps to help them make informed farm management decisions. R&D work with businesses and institutes such as Velcourt, NIAB, Beeswax Dyson Farming, Spearhead, BASF. Services across a range of crops in cereals and vegetables, such as crop stress detection, detection of diseases, weed grass mapping, nutrient management mapping, yield prediction, plant counting in row crops.

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDupont

Improving sustainable crop productivity for example through increased seed performance and productivity (including rice, wheat, cereals, corn, etc.) and controlling weeds, disease, insects and nematodes. Key focus areas: breeding, biotech, crop protection, seed applied technology, digital solutions, agronomic solutions.