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The AgriFood Innovation Webinar aims to bring ecosystem from Norway, Israel and Singapore to share trends in agrifood innovation, and discuss challenges and opportunities to develop a sustainable approach to address food security, improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture in Singapore and the regions. The online event hopes to exchange ideas, practices and foster co-innovation and collaboration opportunities in the spirit of open innovation


Day 1 | Plenary - The Search for Golden Crops for Urban Farming

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020 15:00 - 16:00 (GMT+8)

1. Introduction to AgriFood Innovation Webinar

Dr SZE Tiam Lin
Head, Intermediary
IPI (Singapore)

2. Opening Remarks by Republic Polytechnic

FONG Yew Chan
Chief Technology Officer
Republic Polytechnic (Singapore)

3. Trends and Investment Opportunities in the Global Agribusiness

Anuj Maheshwari
Managing Director - Agribusiness
Temasek International Pte Ltd (Singapore)

4. The Future of Food and Farming

Melin LIM
Senior Director, Urban Food Solutions Division
Singapore Food Agency (Singapore)

5. Urban Farming: Power to Perfect Crop Produce

Assoc Prof CHEW Fook Tim
Vice Dean, Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Day 1 | Track 1 - Better Plant Quality

This track will present opportunities and discuss issues around crops that are suitable for indoor and vertical farming; and address the role of nutrients, nitrogen cycle and strategies to improve seeds and plant quality and phytonutrient content in plants.

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020 16:00 - 17:30 (GMT+8)

1. Strategies for Enhancing Phytonutrient Content in Plants

Dr GAN Eng Seng
Republic Polytechnic (Singapore)

2. Non-traumatized Dense Seeds and Complex Plant Nutrition for the Highest Yields

Dr Anastasiia FADIEIEVA
Fadeev Agro Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore)

3. Crops Suitable for Indoor Farming

Conexus Senior Manager
Republic Polytechnic (Singapore)

4. An Innovative Approach to Improve Soil Condition for Quality Plants

Dr TAN Wee Kee
NuSoil Pte Ltd (Singapore)

Day 1 | Track 2 - Higher Plant Yield and Resource Efficiency

In this track, the speakers will introduce new approaches to achieve higher plant yield by examining plant microbe interactions and photobiology, and discuss ways to adapt indoor farming to achieve resource efficiency and higher plant yield.

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020 16:00 - 17:30 (GMT+8)

1. Plant Microbe Interactions - A Resource for Higher Yielding Plants

Dr GU Keyu
Republic Polytechnic (Singapore)

2. Modern Farming - High PQR (Productivity, Quality, Reliability)

Karthik RAJAN
CEO & Co-founder
Livfresh Pte Ltd (Singapore)

3. Indoor Farm Factories Adaptations for Improving Plant Quality

Alfred THAM
Indoor Farm Factory Innovations Pte Ltd (Singapore)

4. Photobiology - Increasing the Yield in Hydroponics Farming

Per Aage LYSAA
Intravison Group AS (Norway)

Day 1 | Track 3 - Disease Prevention and Productivity Using Sensors & Data Analytics

With the emergence of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and data analytics, this track will present opportunities how the fusion of sensors, machine vision and data science can prevent plant diseases, improve productivity and achieve smart farming.

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020 16:00 - 17:30 (GMT+8)

1. Computer Vision to Detect Plant Disease

TAN Wee Siong
Conexus Senior Manager (Internet of Things)
Republic Polytechnic (Singapore)

2. Ensuring Food Quality through Temperature Sensors

Rebecca LEE
Sales Manager
TAG Sensors AS (Norway)

3. Non-invasive Integrated Optical Sensor and Imaging Technologies for Plant Phenotyping

Dr Dinish U. S
Group Leader
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) - Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (Singapore)

4. Adaptive Agriculture - Deliver Insight Where Conventional Data Sources Cannot

CEO & Founder
Sensonomic AS (Norway)

Day 2 | Plenary - New Food Frontier: Alternative Protein

Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020 15:00 - 16:00 (GMT+8)

1. Introduction to Day 2 of Agrifood Innovation Webinar

Dr SZE Tiam Lin
Head, Intermediary
IPI (Singapore)

2. Opening Remarks by Trendlines Agrifood

Trendlines Agrifood Fund Pte Ltd (Singapore)

3. Trends and Investment Opportunities in Alternative Protein

Elaine SIU
Managing Director
The Good Food Institute, APAC (Hong Kong)

4. The Challenges and Opportunities in Alternative Protein

SECK Yee Kwang
Director, Food & Consumer, Industry Development Group
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) (Singapore)

Day 2 | Track 1 - Plant-based Protein

With growing interest in plant-based protein to supplement tradition diet, this track will focus on opportunities to develop and introduce various types of plant-based protein products in the market. It will also address issues around textual, taste and sensory challenges relating to plant-based protein options.

Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020 16:00 - 17:30 (GMT+8)

1. Overcoming Technical and Sensory Challenges in Plant-based Protein

Singapore Polytechnic (Food Innovation & Resource Centre) (Singapore)

2. Sustainable Production of Mycelium-based Alternate Protein

Dr Khaleda Ali MITA
Senior Lecturer
Republic Polytechnic (Singapore)

3. Super Seaweed Land-based Tech

Dr Yossi TAL
Seakura - Sea Of Life (Israel)

4. Plant-based Meat from Jackfruit

Karana (Singapore)

Day 2 | Track 2 - Alternative Ingredients

This track introduces new concepts and alternative ingredients to support the food industry. Our nature abounds with rich sources where alternative ingredients can be extracted.

Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020 16:00 - 17:30 (GMT+8)

1. In Search of Natural Substitutions to Artificial Colorings for Food

Phytolon (Israel)

2. Blue and Green: Novel Feeds Based on Wood and Seaweed

Prof Margareth OVERLAND
Center Director, Foods of Norway
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway)

3. AgriCHOS: Non-toxic Fungicide Made from Chitin

Dr Berit Bjugan AAM
BioCHOS AS (Norway)

4. Transforming Food Waste to Value - What can we Learn from the Black Soldier Fly?

CHUA Kai Ning
Chief Marketing Officer
Insectta Pte Ltd (Singapore)

Day 2 | Track 3 - Future Food

The future of food is here. Discover in this track how food will look like in the future and how they are produced with technologies.

Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020 16:00 - 17:30 (GMT+8)

1. A Protein Treat from the Land of Locust & Honey

CEO & Co-Founder
Hargol FoodTech (Israel)

2. Growing Microalgae for a Sustainable Future

Eugene WANG
Co-Founder & CEO
Sophie's BioNutrients (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Singapore)

3. A New Generation of Plant-based Products using 3D Printing

Racheli VIZMAN
CEO & Co-Founder
SavorEat (Israel)

4. Sustainable Low-trophic Aquaculture: Supplying Food from the Ocean

Dr Philip JAMES
Senior Researcher
Nofima AS (Norway)

Day 3 | Plenary - Modern Agriculture

Thursday, 24 Sep 2020 15:00 - 16:00 (GMT+8)

1. Introduction to Day 3 of Agrifood Innovation Webinar

Dr SZE Tiam Lin
Head, Intermediary
IPI (Singapore)

2. Opening Remarks by Innovation Norway

Head of Biobased Industries
Innovation Norway (Norway)

3. Bringing Agriculture R,D&T to Market - Bridging the Valley of Death

Nofima AS (Norway)

4. Revolutionize Digital Agriculture

Ruan Boezaart
Vice President, Digital Farming - Global Emerging Markets
Yara Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore)

5. Digital Transformation in Olam: From Technology to Impact

Siddharth SATPUTE
Senior Vice President and Head, Digital
Olam International (Singapore)

Day 3 | Track 1 - Transforming Agriculture in Southeast Asia

Industrial automation has brought significant change into the manufacturing world. There is much to leverage on the advances of automation to transform the agricultural sector. This track presents opportunities to leverage on smart machinery, robotics and drones to accelerate agriculture automation.

Thursday, 24 Sep 2020 16:00 - 17:30 (GMT+8)

1. Building Trust and Transparency through Digitizing Agricultural Value Chains

Dr Anne Jorun AAS
Farmforce AS (Norway)

2. Balancing Global Agriculture through Technology

Agrimax Ventures Pte Ltd (Singapore)

3. From Waste to Worth: Turning Manure into Gold

Kare Gunnar FLOYSTAD
Business Developer, Agronomy
N2 Applied AS (Norway)

4. Non-chemical Soil Treatment

Hans Kristian WESTRUM
Soil Steam International AS (Norway)

Day 3 | Track 2 - Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency

The agricultural sector is well-placed to contribute significantly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set out by the UN Environment Program. This track presents opportunities to reduce waste, improve resource efficiency and achieve the SDG goals.

Thursday, 24 Sep 2020 16:00 - 17:30 (GMT+8)

1. Waste to Value Technologies - Dole's Journey Towards a Sustainable Future

Head, Dole Ventures
Dole Packaged Foods LLC (Israel)

2. Investing in Technology as a Key Driver for Systemic Change

Founding Partner
Future Foodways (United Kingdom)

3. Resource-efficient, Circular Economy in the Food Manufacturing Industry

Jonathan NG
SinFooTech Pte Ltd (Singapore)

4. Food Waste Valorisation for Hydroponic Farming

Dr GOH Chee Keong
Conexus Senior Manager
Republic Polytechnic (Singapore)

Day 3 | Track 3 - Agriculture Automation

Technology especially, digitalisation is fast transforming the agricultural sector in Asia. This track examines how technology improves cultivation and digitalisation brings trust in the agricultural value chains and accelerates the economic recovery brought by the pandemic.

Thursday, 24 Sep 2020 16:00 - 17:30 (GMT+8)

1. Can Digitalization of Food Systems Accelerate Economic Recovery after Pandemic?

Senior Advisor, Sustainable Agriculture
UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development (Singapore)

2. Frontiers in Agriculture Machinery

Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Kverneland Group (Norway)

Area Director, Asia
Kverneland Group (Norway)

3. Drone for High Resolution Early Disease Detection

Simcha SHORE
CEO & Founder
AgroScout Ltd (Israel)

4. Robotised Weed Detection and Removal

Technical Director
Adigo AS (Norway)

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