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The general aims of the ISEKI_Food conference series are to contribute to the creation of an "open" international forum for researchers, education scientists, technologists and industry representatives as well as food consumers, to promote constructive dialogue and collaboration on topics relevant to Food Science and Technology, Industry and Education and to present and disseminate the results of the activities developed by the ISEKI_Food network projects.
This conference will be focused on Food Science and Technology for a Bioeconomy 2020. Among a wide number of conference topics, the re-thinking of education in terms of strategies and methods for higher education and continual professional development, the most recent research innovations and emergent requirements, and developments and needs for an industry sustainable food supply, will be top of the agenda. Several pre-conference events are also included and organized: the final session of the pilot "Summer School" for teachers in Food Science & Technology, and two workshops on European PhD research and involvement and role of industry.


The conference includes three main sessions:

> Session 1: Re-thinking education: enhancing Food Science & Technology competences for Bioeconomy 2020.
This session is open to contributions on new strategies and methods in Food Science & Technology higher education and continual professional development, and particularly the requirements towards building the workforce for a Bioeconomy in 2020.

> Session 2: Knowledge and Innovation in research towards a bioeconomy perspective.
Essential topics, such as sustainability of production chains, use of by-products, new products design, management of energy and water resources, and others, with be analysed in terms of recent innovations and emergent requirements

> Session 3: Food Industry for a sustainable planet food supply.
This session will analyse recent developments and needs by the food industry towards a sustainable bioeconomy. Best practices will be shared, namely in terms of technology transfer..

More detailed information, together with the list of invited speakers, will be soon available.
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