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University of Bayreuth, Press Release No 140/2023 - 29 September 2023 

Top international FoodTech & AI conference in Kulmbach

The first major international conference on nutrition will take place in Kulmbach from 9 to 11 October 2023: "Guaranteeing Food-Security Through AI" is the theme of the conference, which will have participants from Israel, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and all over Germany.

In a globalised world with a multitude of actors, guaranteeing our food security has become a difficult issue, especially in the Global South. The solution to this challenge may lie in the revolutionary developments in Artificial Intelligence that our world is currently experiencing. Artificial intelligence does not stop at the food industry. But how can we improve food security effectively and efficiently through Artificial Intelligence?

This is the focus of the conference "Guaranteeing Food-Security Through AI", which will take place at the Plassenburg and especially in the rooms of the Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health at the University of Bayreuth in Kulmbach. Together with the Fraunhofer Centre for Safe Intelligent Systems, the University of Bayreuth, the Food Cluster and the Bavarian Research Alliance, the Ministry of Economic Affairs is organising this three-day conference, which will also include visits to local food technology and food safety companies and a workshop day to develop new cooperation ideas.

With world-leading academic institutions, high investments in research and development and world-class start-ups, Israel, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and Germany are investing significant resources in promoting advanced technologies for food security. Therefore, these countries are partners of the conference in October.

The event is aimed in particular at SMEs, industrial partners and scientific institutions from the fields of food and agricultural technology, food safety and artificial intelligence from Israel, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and Bavaria/Germany. Media representatives are welcome to attend and report on the event. We are happy to arrange interview partners! More information and registration here: https://www.lz-sis.de/en/food-security-through-ai.html  


09.10.2023 / 19:00 Networking Dinner

10.10.2023 / 10:00 Company visit to IREKS & RAPS

16:30 Networking Event: Opening and Welcoming Speeches of Representatives of the Bavarian Ministry of Economy and conference partners

followed by company pitches

19:00 Panel discussion: "Solutions from Research & Development" Dr. Buket Sahin, Head of Business Development of the Fraunhofer Agriculture and Food Industry Alliance, Dr. Loai Basheer, Tel Hai College; Prof. Dr. Christian Fikar (UBT), Dr. Andreas Hofmann (MRI-NRZ Authent), Prof. Noureddine Al Aouad (Univ. Tanger)

20:00 Resumee Prof. Dr. Stefan Leible (President of the University of Bayreuth)

followed by dinner & networking

11.10.2023 / 09:00 Registration & Opening

10:00 Keynote Prof. Dr. Stephan Schwarzinger (University of Bayreuth) "Setting the stage: AI and food security - challenges and opportunities".

10:30 Funding and Cooperation Opportunities 2024: An Overview Dr. Anna Abelmann-Brockmann, BayFor

11:00 World Café: Matchmaking

The event will take place at various locations. Media representatives are cordially invited, and we will be happy to find interview partners for you. However, prior registration at pressestelle@uni-bayreuth.de is necessary. We ask for your understanding!

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Anja-Maria Meister

PR Spokesperson University of Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0) 921  55 - 5300
E-mail: anja.meister@uni-bayreuth.de