The FAIRCHAIN project will chair a special session dedicated to innovation for small and medium food producers and enterprises at the 36 edition of the  EFFoST International Conference. The presentations will focus on technical and technological innovations specifically geared at SMEs developed and demonstrated by different EU-funded projects as well as deployment challenges and supporting factors. The session will take place on 9 November from 11h05 to 12h50 GMT.


Introduction & objectives – Geneviève Gésan-Guiziou (FAIRCHAIN coordinator), National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE)

Agrifood Innovation: New Needs in the FOOD 2030 Scenario – Jonas Lazaro-Mojica, Food Drink Europe

Innovative upgrades to value and packaging of small quantities of liquid food products – Imca Sampers (Ghent University), Geneviève Gésan-Guiziou (INRAE)

Biotechnology tools for clean label plant-based new foods – Inés Echeverría, Centro Nacional de Tecnología y Seguridad Alimentaria (CNTA)

Supporting a frozen fruit value chain of small farmers for optimising production, reducing environmental footprint and re-using data for certification and subsidies – Marianna Gkavrou, NEUROPUBLIC SA

A second chance for food surplus: a digital marketplace to promote circular economy and avoid food waste – Elisa Carloni, University of Bologna

Collaborative Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Manufacturing in the Food Industry – Juan S. Angarita-Zapata, University of Deusto

Round table discussion – Katherine Flynn, ISEKI-Food Association (moderator)