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Lunes 16


BioHub (La Marina de Valencia)

Think Tank, Workshops & Future Dinner

15:00 – 19:00 Think Tank (By invitation only)   

We will bring together a group of international experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities in these 5 areas:   

· Health and Nutrition   

· Food Access & Livelihoods  

· Resilient Supply Chain   

· Climate   

· Talent & Entrepreneurship  

15:15 Inauguración Think Tank  // Thin Tank Opening

· Paula Llobet. Concejala Turismo, Innovación e Inversiones Ayuntamiento de Valencia

· Raúl Martín. CEO KM ZERO Food Innovation Hub  


16:15 – 18:30 Workshops (Pre-registration required)  

Biomaterial cooking (Future Market Area)  

Food as medicine (First floor – Artemis Room)   


19:00 - 20:30 Networking & Drinks   


19:00 – 20:30 KM ZERO Venturing Zero Footprint Session (By invitation only)  


21:00 Experiential Dinner   


23:00 Closing 

Martes 17


BioHub (La Marina de Valencia) 

The Food Changemakers Summit

8:45 Registration 


9:15 Institutional Welcome  


9:30 Fooduristic24': The 100 Startups Creating the Future of Food   

  • Beatriz Jacoste. Directora KM ZERO Food Innovation Hub  


9:45 Food Security: Ending hunger & access to healthy nutrition  

  • Martin Bloem. Professor Environmental Health Johns Hopkins 


10:00 Good food for all & Geopolitics of food  

  • Paul Newham. Executive Director SDG2 Advocacy Hub 

  • Martin Bloem. Professor Environmental Health Johns Hopkins 

Moderator: Beatriz Romanos. Venture Partner PeakBridge VC  


10:30 Open Innovation as a key for transformation  

  • Pedro Ballester. CEO Logifruit   

  • Mary Carmen Vidal. Group R&D Product Development Manager Dacsa Group  

  • Guillermo Berlanga. Innovation Director Grupo Gimeno

  • Raúl Martín. CEO KM ZERO & Corporate General Director Familia Martínez   

Moderator: José Miguel Herrero, Director General de Industria Alimentaria MAPA  

11:00 What is a healthy diet?  

Niklas Gustafson. Chairman Natruly 


11:15 Regenerative & Precision Agriculture 

  • Adrián Ferrero. Cofounder & CEO Biome Makers  

  • Jerónimo Romero. Head of Business Development Regeneration Academy 

  • Jota Peleteiro. Founder & CEO GROINN  

Moderator: Sharon Cittone. Founder & CEO Edible Planet Ventures 


11:45 – 12:30 Break  


12:30 AI’s Impact on F&B 

  • Jacques Botbol. Chief Marketing Officer Tastewise  


12:40 Smart & Sustainable Supply Chain with Data  

  • Andrew Shakman. CEO & Co-founder Leanpath  

  • Jacques Botbol. Chief Marketing Officer Tastewise  

  • José Peláez. Head of Digital Innovation Basque Culinary Center Innovation  

Moderator: Malwine Steinbock. Director Food Republik 


13:10 From discarded to delicious  

  • Daniel Rejzner. CEO & Co-founder Day 8 

  • Juan Aguiriano. Group Head of Sustainability Kerry Group 

  • Claire Schlemme. Founder Renewal Mill 

Moderator: Elvira Domingo. Impact Portfolio Manager EIT Food 


13:40 ftalks Startup Award

  • Alba Martínez Roberto. Cofundadora Sirope Lab   

  • Entrega de premios por: VICKY FOODS & SOLULIM


14:00 – 15:15 Lunch break  


15:20 Cultivating Future Leaders  

  • Stephen Ritz. Founder Green Bronx Machine  


15:30  Towards new water sources: a best practice “Water positive”  

  • Paula Pérez. Area Manager DITEC ACCIONA  

  • Antonella Maggioni. CEO Agrow Analytics 

  • Elena de Carandini. President Fundación Comunitaria Raimat Lleida  

Moderator: Laia Mas. Business Partner & Founder Mas Salmones 


16:00 Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet & Prosperity  

  • Juan Carlos Garavito.  Co-founder & Managing Director Moxē Foods 

  • Laia Mas. Business Partner & Founder Mas Salmones  

  • Felipe Turell. CEO Mo de Movimiento 

  • Alexandra Montañés. Innovation & Sustainability Director DANONE 

Moderator: Gabriela Aguilar. B Corp Impact Programs Lead 


16:30 Wellbeing & Food as Medicine  

  • Daniel Ramón. Distinguished Research Fellow Microbiome ADM Nutrition   


16:45 Reimagine Protein  

  • Alex Holst. Senior Policy Manager Good Food Institute Europe 

  • Eva Esparza. Global Product Marketing Leader Roquette 

  • Andrés Pascual. Innovation Director AINIA  

Moderator: Katarzyna Gil. Principal, Sustainable Food Systems ICOS Capital Management 


17:15 The Next Frontier of Protein Diversification 

  • Marc Coloma. Co-founder & CEO Heura 

  • Joseph Puglisi. Jauch Professor Department of Structural Biology Stanford University School of Medicine 

  • Sonia Hurtado. CEO & Cofounder POSEIDONA 

Moderator: Beatriz Romanos. Venture Partner PeakBridge VC  


17:45 The human side of farming: people, tech & livelihoods 

  • Carlotta Ridolfi. Climate & Biodiversity Policy Consultant PFO  

  • Gabriela Chang. CSO & Co-founder EthicHub 

  • Marcelo Montilla. VP Strategy Atlántica Agrícola 

Moderator: Elvira Domingo. Impact Portfolio Manager EIT Food 


18:15 – 19:30 Drinks & Closing 

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10:00 Welcome 


10:05 KM ZERO Venturing: How startups and Food corporates can work together?    

  • Rubén Hidalgo. Open Innovation Director CAPSA FOOD  

  • Iván Pérez.  I+D+i Responsible  VICKY FOODS  

  • Ramón Lacomba. Corporative Director I+D+i Familia Martínez  

  • Marta Bertomeu. Innovation & Sustainability Responsible Helados Estiu
    Moderator: Nora Romero. Head of Open Innovation KM ZERO   



10:35 FOODTECH 500 - The Fortune 500 of AgriFoodTech  

  • Alessio D’antino. Founder & CEO Forward Fooding 





  • Juan Francisco Carrillo. CEO Impact Foods  

  • Martín Concha. Chief Financial & Innovation officer AinWater 

  • Ricardo García. CEO & Co-founder FlipFlow 

  • Diego Rueda. CEO & Co-founder Relash 

  • Nacho Doménech. CEO & I+D+ i Director OhGreens! 

  • Patryk Kusiak. CEO Petit-ons 

  • Gemma Rial. Founder & CEO RealKids 

  • Michael Gordon. CEO BlueTree 



11:30 Break 


12:00 Investing in the Future of Food  

  • Alexandre Bastos. Head of Open Innovation, Ventures and Startups Givaudan  

  • Marta Laorden. VC Director McWin Capital Partners 

  • Sejal Ravji.  Partner Agrifood Tech Cardumen Capital 

  • Claudia Jiménez. General Partner Swanlaab Venture Factory 

Moderator: Juan Requena. Venture Analyst KM ZERO Venturing  


12:25 ICEX DESAFIA FOODTECH Presentation 

  • María Jesús Abellán. Food Innovation Chief Department ICEX  



  • Bosco Emparanza. CEO Moa Foodtech 

  • Jorge Oses. CEO LetItV 

  • Mauricio Kremer. CEO & Co-founderKigui 

  • Nicolas Lavalliere. CEO LovFerments 

  • Alejandro González. Chief Digital Officer Quevana 

  • Alejandro Vergara. CEO & Co-founder Carbon Harvesters 

  • Juan Pablo De Giacomi. CEO Innomy 



13:10 Promoting entrepreneurship: financing and opportunities 

  • Carmen Cuesta. Coordination Director ENISA 

  • Carlos Franco. Technical Adviser Agrifood Sector CDTI 

  • Marta Chillarón. Director Las Naves  

  • Kilian Zaragozá. CEO NARIA 

Moderator: Carlos Mateo. Spanish Startups Association President

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