EU-Japan Region-to-Region Innovation Cooperation

Webinar Series No.5

Food Tech in the EU and Japan


Date: 24 May 2023

Time : 9:00-10:30 CEST; 16:00-17:30 JST

Venu: Online

It is not only in industrial manufacturing but also in the food sector that vigorous changes towards green transition are taking place. There is a growing focus on ‘food innovation’, or food tech, which encompasses the entire food value chains including agriculture, food production, distribution, food service, food preparation, retail and delivery, restaurants, and among others, people’s dietary habits and values. Food is deeply rooted in local traditions and cultures, and food innovation is expected to promote local economies and tourism through the creation of new value in the region. Increasing the attractiveness of food using local ingredients will contribute to local employment through the promotion of tourism and local agriculture and preservation of local ecosystem. From this perspective, case studies of ‘food’ innovations in regions in Europe and Japan will be presented and discussed in this seminar.