Breakthrough technologies disrupting the food and drink industry

Posted on: 26/09/2017

KTN’s Prof. Bryan Hanley will examine innovation outside the food space in a seminar on disruptive technologies at Food Matters Live 2017.

Food Matters Live, taking place on 21-23 November 2017 at ExCeL in London, is a business-to-business, cross-sector event for the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition and health.

The programme includes a series of seminars, or themes, which will showcase innovation, provide insights and provoke discussion:

  • Future of food retail
  • Food futures
  • Tackling obesity
  • Free-from, allergy and intolerance
  • Nutrition for health and wellbeing
  • Packaging: innovating through design
  • Marketing matters

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As part of the Food Futures session, Professor Bryan Hanley, Specialist in Agri-food at KTN, will speak on the topic of “Jumping the S curve: examining innovation outside the food space.”

Prior to joining KTN, Bryan held the post of Director, Scientific Discovery with Mars Inc. based in Chicago and was Research Director at Leatherhead Food Research. He has previously worked both in the commercial and public sectors and his research interests include natural products/phytochemicals, biomarkers, the commercialisation of science and the relationship between health and homeostasis.

You can hear Bryan speak in the seminar on Breakthrough technologies disrupting the food and drink industry, on Wednesday 22 November, 14:15 – 15:45.

Bryan will also be part of the expert panel of industry professionals judging the Food Matters Live Awards – winners will be revealed at Food Matters Live on 22 November.

Food Matters Live expects to welcome thousands of visitors, and will feature 800 leading organisations in the exhibition, 400 speakers, 100 free to attend conference and seminar sessions, plus unique networking and business opportunities. Special events will include Match (offering exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to pre-arrange meetings), Meet the Buyer, the Food Matters Live Awards ceremony and the Free From Eating Out Awards.

You can find out more and register here.


If you would like to discuss collaboration or business support opportunities for your food and drink supply chain innovations, please contact a member of KTN’s Agri-Food Team.

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