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Visionary seminar 'Artificial nutrition - the future on your plate' - 2 December 2014

Food is at the center of major social changes. Thus, the focus on health and well-being leads to new insights into the important role of dietary patterns. More and more it becomes clear that each individual has different nutritional needs and preferences, and it is for the task of the food industry to make the dream of personalized nutrition come true. A new way of thinking regarding production and quality analysis of food is on the agenda.

The technology has not stood still and offers promising solutions, from cultured meat to 3D printing to continuous monitoring and analysis in intelligent packaging using lab-on-chip technology. In other words, we can make it. But will it taste good?


Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 (16u30-20u30)
Location: imec, CAF 1A, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee) 

Programme :

16h30: Welcome coffee
17h00: Welcome by Leuven.Inc
17.15: Nutrition in the middle of a social tension - new trends and opportunities - Jo Goossens, Partner, ShiftN
17h30: Health through personalized nutrition: response to the dilemma of the right food choice? - Jo Goossens, Partner, ShiftN
18h00: Structuring food: Meet the new meat - Mark Post, Professor and Chair of Physiology, Maastricht University
18u40: Coffee Break
19h00: Digital lab-on-chip technology: functional board to high-tech analysis platform for the food industry - Steven Vermeir, Dr., Technology Advisor Sensors for Food, KU Leuven
19h30: Multifunctional and biodegradable photonic lab-on-chips: personalized analysis for integration into packaging - Heidi Ottevaere, Professor, VUB / Brussels Photonics Team (B-PHOT)
20h00: Case: Engilico - Innovative packaging technology for the food industry - Jos Deschagt, COO, Engilico
20u20: Q & A
20h30: Refreshments 

Abstracts of the presentations you can click on the LeuvenInc website

• 135 euros (excluding VAT).: Members Leuven.Inc / Flanders' Food
• 175 euros (excluding VAT).: All others
• Special registration fee for Master / PhD students and billable affiliated to academic institutions. Please send us this email contact

Language: Dutch
Organization: Leuven.Inc, imec, Flanders' Food
Price: 175 EUR