Ole Linnet Juul
Food for thought
Future priorities in food reseach
Perspectives from the food
industry
Director General
Ole Linnet Juul
Danish Food and Drink
Federation
29.
aug.
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Ole Linnet Juul
Food for thought
29.
aug.
11
Overall framework
Danish food industry at a crossroad/burning platform:
• High costs
• Slow productivity rates
• Outsourcing of production
• Slow domestic and international growth
That calls for:
• Urgent need to restore competition
• Embracing new possibilities (markets, products and technologies)
• Collaboration between industry and research recognizing
interdependence between these two
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Ole Linnet Juul
Food for thought
29.
aug.
11
Global trends and food industry
Global population
growth
Diversity
Sustainable
productivity
• Food production needs to
increase (security)
• Differentiated food products to
differentiated needs
• Increasing production in an
efficient and sustainable way
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Ole Linnet Juul
Food for thought
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aug.
11
Future research priorities
Production
•Production Technology
•ICT
•Automation Technology
•Biotechnology
Global
population
growth
Diversity
Sustainable
productivity
Research
and
innovation
Processes
•Process Analytical
Technology
•Sensor technology
Products
•Nutrition
•Genomics
•Healthy food
•New recepies
•Obesity
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Ole Linnet Juul
Food for thought
29.
aug.
11
Key messages
• Restore competition
• Explore strongholds in Danish food research
• Strengthen international collaboration in food research
• Focusing on growth opportunities and collaboration with industry
• Research at "eye-level" relevance to and in collaboration with
industry (inSPIRe)
• Increase PhD-programmes with industry
• Common challenges to funding food research
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