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Preliminary Programme

MONDAY, NOV 11th 2019

9:30am - 10:15am

10:15am - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:45pm

3:45pm - 4:25pm

4:25pm - 4:50pm

4:50pm - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 5:40pm

5:40pm - 5:50pm

5:50pm - 8:00pm

Registration, Meet & Mingle

Welcome and Opening

Borris Förster & Fabio Ziemssen, Founding Partners @ FOODnext

The Story Behind the Growth of Indigo Ag

Georg Goeres, Head of Europe @ Indigo Ag

Digitization of Agriculture:  Creating New Orders with Technology Monitoring and Assuring Food Safety and Sustainability Data

Genevieve Leveille, Principal Founder & CEO @ Agriledger

Fireside Chat: Getting Serious - A Vision to Create The European Home for AgTech

Jan-Michael Dierkes, Head of Acceleration Cluster SI, K+S Kali

Lunch Break

The Future Impact of Alternative Proteins & Cultured Meat on Traditional Farm Production

Dr. Carsten Gerhard, Partner @ A.T. Kearney (presenting the results of the new study of cultured meat impact on farming)

A Multipurpose Robotic Platform & A Path to Autonomous Field Operations

Josef Franko, Board Member @ MASKOR (Mobile Autonomous Systems and Cognitive Robotics)

Startup Pitches - Selected startups will present their technologies

Augmenta, HAIP Solutions, Agranimo, EXA Computing, GeoPart Agriculture, AGRO BI by HOROS.TECH

Coffe Break

Discussion: Corporate Innovation - Theater vs. Results

Niels Dietzsch (Head of Techbridge @ Fraunhofer Ventures), Tobias Menne (Head Global Digital Farming Unit, Member of the Executive Leadership Team BASF Agricultural Solutions), Alexander Langer (CEO @ Schmiede.One)

CO2 Farming in Europe beyond Glyphosate - Creating New Opportunities

Dirk Vandenhirtz, CEO @ stealth startup and serial entrepreneur (prev. founder and Group CEO Zasso Group)

AgTech Collaboration – Building A Global Support Network For Founders

Cynthia Carillo (VP Innovation @ Greater Sacramento Economic Council and Mentor @ Terra), Paola Giavedoni (Innovation Director @ EIT Food), Dominik Ewald (CTO @ Monitorfish and Executive Board @ German AgriFood Society)

Presenting the 2019 FOODnext & Agritechnica Startup of The Year

Closing Remarks and Outlook

Borris Förster and Fabio Ziemssen, Founding Partners of FOODnext

Networking & Drinks

Join us for some tasty networking incl. drinks and finger food!

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