Food technologies play an increasingly important role in Europe’s commercial and healthcare systems, as population demographics change and political focus shifts to disease prevention and healthy lifestyle. 

Organised by Europe Unlimited, the European Food Venture Forum took place on September 5-6 2013 in Aarhus, Denmark. 

The role of entrepreneurs, industry and investors is essential to successful creation of a knowledge driven economy within the European food sector. The European Food Venture Forum offered a unique platform for food high-growth companies, technology corporations, and international investors to exchange knowledge and build lasting business co-operations.

Some 20 early stage companies from across Europe were selected to present  at the Forum by members of the Selection Committee who have assesed them on the basis of their business potential, technology merit, competitive position, investment interest and team experience. In particular,  the companies active in the following sectors:

  • Eco-Innovation
  • Food Processing
  • Food Safety
  • Health Targeted Food
  • Ingredients
  • Functional Food
  • Nutrition
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Self Sufficiency
  • Saturation Technology
  • Sustainability
  • Waste Management

Only these innovative companies had the opportunity to present in front of an international audience at the upcoming European Food Venture Forum. During the European Food Venture Forum they had the chance to meet active international investors and corporations seeking investment.