Innovator Summit
Innovator Summit
Innovator Summit
University of California
Innovator Summit



MAY 16, 8:30 AM Registration-6:00PM Reception

An analysis of energy usage in the food system: expert panels, presentations and demonstrations from projects, and the opportunity to consult with research expertise, industry professionals, commodities processors, and investment specialists.

  • Systems – Technologies and approaches to evaluate and optimize system-level inefficiencies in food production and processing.
  • Financing– Funding and facilitating innovation in fields with low margins and long time horizons in the 21st century.
  • Production – How do agricultural producers balance rising energy costs with the need for safe, sustainable, and affordable products?
  • Processing – A review of current bottlenecks and costs associated with energy usage in food processing.
  • Consumption – Nutritional and consumer preferences for fresh vs. packaged foods, as well as energy usage in markets and restaurants for providing safe and nutritious products.

  A detailed agenda will be available on-site.


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