The conference will focus on new and innovative products and technologies that enable better food for everyone. Food, which is healthier, more affordable, better tasting, with less waste, without compromising safety and quality.
DSM is a science-based, innovation-driven company. Innovation is what turns DSM's Bright Science into Brighter Living, it is about discovery and integrating the best, most sustainable and commercially viable solutions to meet market needs, drive profitable growth and help towards feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050 in a healthy, tasty and sustainable way. Apply to attend this dynamic conference and learn more about how DSM can help you bring your innovative products and solutions to a world that needs them. We recognize and embrace that there are an abundance of great opportunities outside DSM. We want to meet you and learn about them.
This is the fourth conference on this subject, hosted by DSM. Previous conferences have led to successful financing and partnership deals between DSM and attendees.
DSM is looking to both finance and partner with entities that want to take their products and solutions to the next level. This conference represents a rare opportunity to present your product or technology to an organization uniquely positioned to realize their full commercial potential. Given the anticipated high demand to attend and exclusive nature of the event, the conference shall be by invitation only. Invitation requests, together with supporting documentation, are due on or before 16 September 2016. Finalists will be announced by 26 September 2016 and invited to the conference.
DSM is seeking entries for innovative technologies and products with both near term (<3 years to commercialization) and longer term (>3 years to commercialization) applications in the following areas of interest:
- Sugar reduction and natural alternative sweeteners
- Bio-preservation solutions for food and beverages
- Salt reduction and other natural taste modulation solutions
- Fermentation and enzymatic technologies for new ingredients
- Human nutrition applications containing alternate protein sources
The Conference will include engaging presentations from senior DSM executives on how DSM collaborates with entrepreneurs at all stages of the supply chain, works to co-develop products and invests in startups with innovative human health and nutrition solutions. Each invitee will be asked to present a 15 minute overview followed by 30 minutes of discussion with senior DSM personnel, including DSM executives from R&D, Innovation, Sales & Marketing, Regulatory and Venturing.
Presenting companies will be assigned mentors from Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) and DSM to help develop their presentation prior to the conference. Post-event mentoring from a DSM executive will be available on a case by case basis and all selected candidates will be considered for an investment by DSM Venturing or for another type of collaboration with DSM.
A selection committee of DSM and NCN executives will evaluate and interact with applicants to select the invited companies.
The application process is free and due by September 16, 2016. All travel arrangements and related costs will be the sole responsibility of the conference attendees.
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DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM's 24,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around €10 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found at www.dsm.com
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