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FOODnext Germany happens once every two years.

WEDNESDAY, NOV 15th 2017

1:15pm - 1:45pm

1:45pm - 1:55pm

1:55pm - 2:15pm

2:15pm - 2:35pm

2:35pm - 2:50pm

2:50pm - 3:10pm

3:10pm - 3:40pm

3:40pm - 4:25pm

4:25pm - 4:45pm

4:45pm - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 6:10pm

6:10pm - 8:00pm

Registration, Meet & Mingle

Welcome, Introduction & Goal of FOODnext

Borris Förster, Partner & Co-Founder @ FOODnext, Mentor @ BayWa/RWA Agro Innovation Lab

Keynote 1: The Future of Digital Farming

Tobias Menne, Global Head of Digital Farming @ Bayer Crop Science

Keynote 2: A Global Investor Perspective

Andy Ziolkowski, Managing Director @ Cultivian Sandbox and co-founder and Managing Partner @ Cultivian Ventures

Corporate Startup Cooperation: A Case in Point

Fabio Ziemssen, Head of FoodTech and Innovation @ Metro Group

On The Potential and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture (Tbc)

Dr. Christoph Peylo, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence @ Bosch

Coffe Break

Technology Pitch From 4 selected AgTech Startups

Jury: Christoph Grimme (Grimme Landmaschinen), Dr. Markus Pfeiffer (Bloom Partners), Maarten Goossens (Anterra Capital), Tobias Menne (Bayer AG), Andy Ziolkowski (Cultivian Ventures)

Blockchain in Agriculture (tbd)

Sebastian Epple, Blockchain Leader DACH @ IBM

A Digital Cure Against Pesticide Resistance

Dirk Vandenhirtz, Group CEO @ Zasso Group

Future Panel: Development, Chances and Issues of AgTech

Interactive Panel engaging the audience to drive the discussion.

Moderator: Philip Vospeter (Head of Digital Transformation @ CLAAS KGaA mbH)

Members: Tobias Menne (Global Head of Digital Farming @ Bayer), Alexander Langer (CEO @ Schmiede.One), Prof. Dr. Amos Albert (CEO @ Deepfield Robotics and Bosch Startup Platform)

Investor Panel: The EU AgTech Market

Key Questions:

- Is Europe to be taken seriously?

- Where will the funds move in the future (industry/location)?

- How can smaller players play a more active role and why should they?

Moderator: Benedikt Bösel (Chair @ Federal Startup Assoc. Germany, AgTech Group and Investment Advisor to Bioenterprise Ventures

Members: Andy Zolkowski (Managing Director @ Cultivian Sandbox), Maarten Goossens (Co-founder and Principal @ Anterra Capital),
Dr. Lorelei Davis (Head of Digital Innovation Accelerator @ KWS)

The Outlook of FOODnext

Borris Förster and Fabio Ziemssen, Founding Partners of FOODnext

Announcing the Winning Startup & Networking Drinks

Join us for the announcement of the winning startup chosen by the high-calibre jury and some tasty networking drinks!


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