Across two days, an exceptional mix of innovation managers, top academia, business leaders, entrepreneurs, food scientists, technology experts and societal opinion makers met at Reading’s Madejski Stadium to discuss the development of new projects in the areas of education, innovation, business creation and consumer outreach, setting milestones together in order to prepare for the future of our European food sector.

The Innovation Marketplace was run by EIT Food, in collaboration with the University of Reading. Relive the event by watching the video compilation

The University of Reading hosted a third day of partner networking and discussions at our Whiteknights campus, offering tours of our research centres and facilities.

Professor Steve Mithen, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Reading, said:

“It is an honour to host Europe’s most distinguished food professionals at the University of Reading. Our food system is increasingly connected across borders and requires close collaboration between researchers and industry to solve problems linked to poor diet and health”.  Read more