The conference will focus on new and innovative products and technologies that enable better food for everyone. The company sai the goal is to develop food, which is healthier, more affordable, better tasting, with less waste, without compromising safety and quality.
This is the fourth conference on this subject, hosted by DSM. Previous conferences have led to successful financing and partnership deals between DSM and attendees, according to the company.
DSM is looking to both finance and partner with entities that want to take their products and solutions to the next level. This conference represents a rare opportunity to present a product or technology to an organization uniquely positioned to realize their full commercial potential. The conference shall be by invitation only. Invitation requests, together with supporting documentation, are due on or before Friday, Sept. 16. Finalists will be announced by Monday, Sept. 26 and invited to the conference.
DSM is seeking entries for innovative technologies and products with both near term (< 3 years to commercialization) and longer term (>3 years to commercialization) applications in the following areas of interest:
- Sugar reduction and natural alternative sweeteners
- Bio-preservation solutions for food and beverages
- Salt reduction and other natural taste modulation solutions
- Fermentation and enzymatic technologies for new ingredients
- Human nutrition applications containing alternate protein sources
Presenting companies will be assigned mentors from Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) and DSM to help develop their presentation prior to the conference. Post-event mentoring from a DSM executive will be available on a case by case basis and all selected candidates will be considered for an investment by DSM Venturing or for another type of collaboration with DSM.
A selection committee of DSM and NCN executives will evaluate and interact with applicants to select the invited companies.
The application process is free and due by Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. All travel arrangements and related costs will be the sole responsibility of the conference attendees.
For more information and to apply online please visit: http://www.nutritioncapital.com/DSM_Partnering_Innovation_Series