Other Organisations' Events

Batch/Bio Process Modeling, Cost of Goods Analysis Production, Planning, Scheduling and Debottlenecking
Mannheim University of Applied Science, Germany, 21-22 Sept 2017

These workshops are intended for scientists and engineers in the Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Fine Chemical, Food, and Consumer Product industries that are interested in:

* Modeling and Optimization of Batch and Continuous Processes
* Cost of Goods Analysis
* Cycle Time Reduction and Debottlenecking
* Production Planning and Scheduling
* Capacity Analysis
* Lean Manufacturing
* Pollution Prevention and Control

The workshops include theory and hands-on sessions with SuperPro Designer and SchedulePro. SuperPro is a comprehensive process simulator that facilitates modeling and optimization of batch and continuous processes, cost of goods analysis, cycle time reduction, environmental impact assessment, and other tasks. SchedulePro is a production scheduling and resource management tool specifically developed for the needs of the batch process industries. It handles planning, scheduling, capacity analysis, and debottlenecking of multi-product and multi-purpose facilities. It features advanced conflict resolution, rescheduling, and production tracking capabilities.

Total Food 2017
30 Oct-2 November 2017, Norwich Research Park, Norwich

This will be the 5th in a series of international conferences which focus on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass, thereby helping to minimise waste.
Under the auspices of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Food Group), this three day event provides an open forum to highlight recent developments and to facilitate knowledge transfer between representatives of the agri-food industries, scientific research community, legal experts on food related legislation and waste management, and consumer organisations.
Themes explored ranged from the adding of value to co-products through to the recovery of energy from waste streams.
Total Food 2017 is organised by staff from the Biorefinery Centre at the Institute of Food Research.

Saving Waste in Horticulture: Optimising Resources, 10 Nov 2017

Free and open to all, access independent advice and research on reducing crop and food waste and improving resource use efficiency in the horticultural and fresh produce supply chains with a mix of seminars and exhibits at one of Cambridge’s premier event locations.
Food waste research is central to the work of the Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub – a unique facility based in the Cambridgeshire Fens for fresh produce and field vegetable farmers and growers, food businesses and trade organisations working within the food supply chain. Managed by NIAB the event will also showcase the work of the EU Interreg2Seas BioBoost project.

Part of Agri-Tech Week, celebrating innovation across the eastern region, and located at NIAB’s Sophi Taylor Building on the outskirts of Cambridge, this event is aimed at all those working in the horticultural and agricultural industry.

How to pitch to win a client contract, 28 Nov 2017, Wisbech PO13 3BH

These courses are aimed at small businesses that are concerned with fresh produce and field vegetables generally. We welcome SMES in, food businesses, food logistics, small engineering, farming, manufacture, waste use and valorization and related companies others wishing to engage in and build up their business. Though the main focus is very broadly waste in the food supply chain and resource use efficiency in its production, we welcome businesses that are in this space very broadly. The cost of each event is £30 to cover lunch and refreshment and a contribution to costs; registration will cost £90, of which £60 is refunded via 'Eventbrite' when participants formally enroll on the day. The object of these events is to improve communication of focus and ability to appeal to investors and partners. The event will be useful in terms of not only training, but will facilitate networking with those working in a similar space. There is space for 6 businesses in each event.

More information available

KTN Chemistry & Industrial Biotechnology Showcase, 20 September 2017, York

Showcasing how UK chemistry and industrial biotechnology sectors are helping to enable growth in key UK supply chains through innovation. This two day conference and exhibition hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network is a major event to bring together industry, researchers, investors and government agencies to showcase how the UK chemistry and industrial biotechnology sectors are helping to enable growth in key UK supply chains through innovation. More information available.

How to talk about what you do with investors and potential clients when networking
12 Sep 2017, Cambridge CB24 9NZ

These courses are aimed at small businesses that are concerned with fresh produce and field vegetables generally. We welcome SMES in, food businesses, food logistics, small engineering, farming, manufacture, waste use and valorization and related companies others wishing to engage in and build up their business. Though the main focus is very broadly waste in the food supply chain and resource use efficiency in its production, we welcome businesses that are in this space very broadly. The cost of each event is £30 to cover lunch and refreshment and a contribution to costs; registration will cost £90, of which £60 is refunded via 'Eventbrite' when participants formally enroll on the day. The object of these events is to improve communication of focus and ability to appeal to investors and partners. The event will be useful in terms of not only training, but will facilitate networking with those working in a similar space. There is space for 6 businesses in each event.

More information available

Innovation Biocamp, 23 -28 July, Hawkhills Yorkshire

The BioBase4SME project, co-financed by Europe’s Interreg NWE programme, is now providing start-up companies working in the bioeconomy with €7,000 worth of specialist training, fully funded by the project. An intensive, week-long Innovation Biocamp will give these companies the tools they need to commercialise their idea and grow their company. Includes follow on coaching for a year after the workshop. The training culminates in a live pitch to investors.

Food in Innovation Engagement Workshop, 26 July, RSSL, Reading

This event provides an opportunity to meet the Food Innovation Network (FIN) team and access free information targeted to help you develop your business.

FIN’s primary objective is to tackle the issues which are currently impeding innovation, productivity and growth in UK’s agri-food and drink businesses by joining-up and improving access to the right information, research, skills, expertise and business support mechanisms. Ultimately it is intended that the FIN will help the sector to increase its competitiveness and profitability, thereby contributing to the government’s long term plan for food and farming – i.e. to make the UK one of the world’s leading food nations.

This FIN event, hosted by Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), will provide delegates with information on product development, how to tackle challenges with allergen management, and tools for identification and prevention of physical and chemical contamination. There will also be presentations on Innovate UK funding opportunities, and a tour of the RSSL laboratory facilities.

The Bio Based Innovations Expo 2017, The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK

The Bio Based Innovations Expo aims to scale up the Bio-economy, focused on increasing market demand, improving product quality & performance and collaborating with governments to grow bio-based and biodegradable industries. Showcasing the most innovative technologies and products, featuring over 1,200 innovation, procurement, materials and sustainability professionals, this is one opportunity that you can’t miss.

How to talk about what you do with investors and potential clients when networking
21 Jun 2017, Cambridgeshire

These courses are aimed at small businesses that are concerned with fresh produce and field vegetables generally. We welcome SMES in, food businesses, food logistics, small engineering, farming, manufacture, waste use and valorization and related companies others wishing to engage in and build up their business. Though the main focus is very broadly waste in the food supply chain and resource use efficiency in its production, we welcome businesses that are in this space very broadly. The cost of each event is £30 to cover lunch and refreshment and a contribution to costs; registration will cost £90, of which £60 is refunded via 'Eventbrite' when participants formally enroll on the day. The object of these events is to improve communication of focus and ability to appeal to investors and partners. The event will be useful in terms of not only training, but will facilitate networking with those working in a similar space. There is space for 6 businesses in each event.

More information available

Waste and Resources Management Conference
20 June 2017, Open University, Milton Keynes

The conference will provide an opportunity for Early Career Researchers to present their work on any topic related to waste management. Participants are encouraged from academic institutions and industry.
The day will include keynote addresses from Margaret Bates CIWM President and Linda Crichton WRAP Head of Resource Management. For more information or to submit a 500 word abstract please email warm2017@open.ac.uk
More information available.

Manufacturing Food Futures 2017
30-31 March 2017, University of Birmingham

Join us as we celebrate our fourth year of ground-breaking food manufacturing research with our academic and industry community. Stay up-to-date with the latest materials upgrading and valorisation techniques, novel processing technologies and developments in distributed manufacture, and new approaches to sustainability and waste reduction.

The following are the three highlighted areas of the conference:

  • Food structure

  • Food waste

  • Distributed Manufacture

This free* 2 -day event will bring together industry and academic experts to discuss challenges and showcase the latest innovations in the sector. Tickets will grant you access to the full conference programme, poster show and exhibitor area.

*On Thursday 30th March 2017 there will be a Conference Dinner for an additional fee of £30 per delegate. All delegates are asked to arrange their own accommodation.

Registration available here.

Optimising your AD Plant
14 March, 9.30am-1.30pm, Stockbridge Technology Centre, Yorkshire

How can you get the best from your AD plant, maximising your performance and minimising your problems? This meeting will look at the latest ideas and technologies from the Yorkshire and Humber region and beyond. Followed by optional tour of Amur’s AD plant.

More information available here.

Biomethane as transport fuel
24 November, 9:30am–1:30pm, 2016 The Lodge, Leeming Bar, Yorkshire

This workshop considers the opportunities, risks and practicalities around the use of biomethane for transport in the light of possible changes to the Renewable Fuel Transport Obligations (RTFO). For more details and to register for this free event, go to the eventbrite page

Bioplastics and bio-based chemicals: An industrial perspective
8 November 2016, SCI London

Join SCI's Biotechnology Group for a lecture by Paul Mines which will explore the market for bioplastics and bio-based chemicals in the UK and from an international perspective. There will be a focus on “Industrial Biotechnology” and how the next generation of platform chemicals and materials will be derived from bio-based inputs and will rest on the industrialisation of biology through the use of synthetic biology coupled with traditional chemical approaches.  The speaker will examine the UK’s position on these technologies and will discuss the technical and commercial drivers for success in the market drawing on 10 years of experience of running a bioplastics technology business.

Further information and booking available.

Using and reducing waste from fresh produce
7 November 2016, NIAB, Eastern AgriGate Research Hub, Cambridge

How to create value from materials that would otherwise be wasted is the theme of the ‘Talking Shop’ event to be hosted by NIAB at the Eastern AgriGate Research Hub. A number of businesses that are successfully tackling this issue will be talking about their experiences and the discussion will extend to include waste reduction at all stages of field production starting from inputs through to harvest and storage. Companies presenting include ValueForm, which is using post-harvest straw as a more environmentally friendly alternative to paper or plastic for creating single-use disposable medical products.

Further information and booking available.