Plant Food Symposia 2024

The series of the three Fast-forward plant-based food symposia. On 23 May the first of three symposia is held. The aim of the symposia series is to accelerate the transition to more plant-based food consumption by maximizing the impact of: Plant2Food, AgriFoodTure, the Plant-based Food Grant and GUDP through aligning our efforts in supporting research and innovation in a new partnership.

Info about event


Thursday 23 May 2024,  at 09:00 - 17:00


Hindsgavl Slot

Hindsgavl Allé 7

5500 Middelfart


Plant2Food, AgriFoodTure, GUDP & Plant-based Food Grant

Symposium I (2024)

The partnership’s goal for the first symposium is to uncover knowledge gaps, address key challenges, define research needs, and map out future workstreams. The comprehensive program, featuring workshop sessions, engaging talks, and insightful panel debates, will actively involve all relevant stakeholders across the entire plant-based food value chain. This includes researchers in natural science, social science, and humanities, companies, international experts in food and agriculture, farmers, innovators, and entrepreneurs from start-ups, scale-ups, and corporates, business accelerators, future leaders, and other change makers. Our aim is to engage all stakeholders in a coordinated collaboration to accelerate research, innovation, and development for a sustainable agri-food system.

Expected impacts of the symposium series

The expected impacts of the symposia is the formation of new partnerships, facilitate and ensure connectivity across funded projects in the plant-based food value chain, promote mission-oriented investment thinking for short and long-term financing, and, of course, accelerate the impact of plant-based food consumption.

We hope you will join us and actively take part in the existing symposia series and join the future of plant-based food.

The symposium is supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.


Plant2Food is an open innovation in science platform who supports pre-competitive research and development activities between academia and industry and aims to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable plant-based food system.


AgriFoodTure is a mission-based partnership that aims to accelerate the green transition of the Danish agri-food system and position Denmark as the leader for innovative, green solutions.

Plant-based Food Grant (Plantefonden)

Plant-based food grant supports initiatives that contribute to a more plant-based diet, both on early development level and by increasing knowledge and education about plant-based diets.

Grønt Udviklings- & DemonstrationsProgram (GUDP)

GUDP supports development projects within the entire food sector in Denmark across the value chain. The aim is to promote a green and economically sustainable development in the entire sector, from primary production in agriculture, fishing and aquaculture through processing to market.


09.00 - 09.30 Registration and refreshments
09.30 - 09.35 Welcome by the moderator, Ida Ebbensgaard, journalist,
09.35 - 10.00 Keynote speaker, tba.
10.00 - 10.10 Introducing the purpose of the series of symposia
10.10 - 10.30

Overview of funding opportunities for supporting research and innovation in plant-based food, v. Plant2Food, ArgiFoodTure and the Danish Plant-Based Food Grant

  • Plant2Food
  • AgriFoodTure
  • Plant-Based Food Grant
  • GUDP
10.30 - 11.15 Pitches from ongoing projects within all the platforms 
11.15 - 12.15 Workshop session I: Identifying knowledge gaps and corresponding key challenges
12.15 - 13.15 Lunch
13.15 - 14.00 Panel debate, What does it take to collaborate on accelerating the transition to a more sustainable plant-based food system?
  • Christian Bugge Henriksen
  • Randi Wahlsten, 
  • Anna Hagemann Rise
  • Tba.
  • Tba.
14.00 - 14.15 Short bio break and refreshments
14.15 - 15.45 Workshop session II: Outline research needs and future workstreams
15.45 - 16.00 Closing remarks from moderator
16.00 - 17.00 Meet & Greet / 1:1 Matchmaking session