Foodtech — A catalyst for change
The concept behind the Foodtech Innovation Network originated from a regional need for growth. Skåne has long been a stronghold in food production due to the extensive agricultural opportunities resulting from its fertile soil along with the presence of three universities specializing in food-related studies in the region. In addition, Skåne has a strong start up environment with a diverse food culture. Hence, it was only natural for the initiative to be directed towards the food sector, aiming to develop and contribute to a more innovative and healthier food system — the food system of the future.
As we confront the challenges of a growing global population, limited resources, and environmental degradation, foodtech emerges as a catalyst for positive change in the food system. From transforming agricultural practices to reimagining food production and ensuring food safety, the importance of foodtech cannot be overstated. By embracing technology, innovation, and collaboration, we can unlock the full potential of foodtech to create a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive food system that nourish both people and the planet. Foodtech has the potential to revolutionize the way we produce, consume, and interact with food. By embracing new products, innovative technologies and changing our eating habits, we can promote health, sustainability, and food security for ourselves and future generations. That is why we created Foodtech Innovation Network.
Foodtech Innovation Network represents a community of members aspiring to create a healthy, tasty and sustainable food system. Standing side by side with entrepreneurs, the food industry, the innovation system and the public sector we increase innovation power and unite pioneers in the field of foodtech. We are here to reinforce innovative solutions and accelerate the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME:s).
Foodtech Innovation Network is a joint collaboration between Innovation Skåne, Almi Företagspartner Skåne, Lund Tekniska Högskola (LTH) and Malmö Stad, and Invest In Skåne as associated partner. The project is partially financed by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund for Skåne and Blekinge.
We are proud to contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals:
12. Responsible consumption and production
8.2. Diversify, innovate and upgrade for economic productivity
9.4. Upgrade all industries and infrastructures for sustainability
17.16. Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development.