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Open Innovation Forum Food & FMCG Pitching Event 2017
Thu 16th November
Heineken Experience, 78 Stadhouderskade, 1072 AE, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Open Innovation Forum brings together major global players in the Food, Drink and FMCG sectors from across the whole value chain: from ingredients and materials (Cargill and Treatt); through Packaging (Crown and RPC) and Process ( Domino, Cambridge Consultants and Siemens); to Brand Owners (Mars, PepsiCo, Heineken, P&G, Pladis Global, General Mills, Moy Park, LucozadeRibena, Fresca and Samworth) and Retail (Boots-Wallgreens).

The Forum has three major purposes: Sharing best practice in Innovation; Exploring major trends and disruptors in the value chain; and Scouting for external solutions to shared Innovation Needs.
Innovation Pitching Contest: The Forum membership have identified numerous business opportunities and challenges where they are looking outside of their own organisations to bring in external innovation. These needs range from new ingredients and materials; to novel products and services; new business models and ways of interacting with consumers; and means of improving manufacturing quality, efficiency and safety.

Whether you are a start-up, university researcher, SME or a major business, the group are Open to hearing your ideas and innovations. This is your opportunity to pitch your innovative technology, product, process or business idea to senior leaders from the Forum membership. Getting ten minutes with just one of these major players would be a great opportunity, so imagine the potential impact of presenting your ideas to twenty of them! Each pitcher will receive feedback from this group of experienced “dragons” and a potential route into the innovation pipelines of these global leaders.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: 20th October 2017

For more information on how to apply please click here
Event timings

13:30 Innovation Pitching Event
13:45 Welcome & introductions
14:00 Round 1 (8 x 7 min ‘pitches’)
14:55 Break
15:10 Round 2 (7 x 7 min ‘pitches’)
16:00 Networking drinks
16:30 Winners announced
17:00 Close (networking opportunity extended to 18:00 depending on onwards travel schedules of individuals)


Pitch your innovation by following this link: Register for Innovation Pitching Event.
Or enter via the Heineken Innovators Brewhouse

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