Agenda released for the Photonics4Food Event

Posted on: 08/08/2019

Are you interested in how photonics can be used in the food and drink industry? Speakers announced for the Photonics4Food Event, 24 Sep.

The Photonics4Food symposium, part of the Photonics21 Photonics4 series, will showcase the latest photonics R&D as applied to the food and drink industry. Photonics can be used to address many of the current challenges in the food and drink industry, from judging the ripeness of fruit, to novel packaging and colour defect detection.


During the event, speakers from industry and the research base will highlight the latest R&D and sector challenges, and there will be the opportunity to get “hands on” with photonics equipment. Funding opportunities for photonics-based innovation will also be presented.



09:00 Registration

09:30 Introduction & Welcome

09:40 Fibre Sensors for In-line Monitoring for Food Processing

Kaiming Zhou, Aston University

10:10 Photonics in Food Manufacturing

John Bows, PepsiCo

10:40 Hyperspectral Imaging for Industrial Food Applications

John Gilchrist, Camlin Photonics

11:10 Break & Networking

11:40 Developing Optical Sensors for Monitoring Food Quality with Innovate UK Funding

Cathy Rushworth, Liquid Vision & Simon Baty, Knowledge Transfer Network

12:10 Understanding the Food Market and Helping Photonics Companies to Enter This Sector

Tom Harvey, CPI

12:40 Support for Innovation & Internationalisation

Alex Mauser, Enterprise Europe Network

13:10 Lunch

14:10 Photonics: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Solving the Demand for Food Quality & Security

Aytun Erdentug, Branscan

14:40 Imaging Methods for Food Characterisation

Martin Whitworth, Campden BRI

15:10 Funding Opportunities for Photonics Based Innovation

Tom Carr, University of Southampton

15:40 Close


This event takes place within thestudio…, 7 Cannon St, Birmingham, on Tuesday 24th September. Register now here.


For more information, please contact Matthew Wasley, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Photonics.



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