Save the date: International FoodTech & AI Conference

Guaranteeing Food Security through AI

9th - 11th of October 2023, Kulmbach, Germany

In a globalized world with numerous number of players, guaranteeing our food-security has become a challenging topic, in particularly in the Global South. The remedy to such challenge may reside in the revolutionary artificial intelligent developments that our world is currently witnessing.

With world leading academic institutions, high investment in R&D and top-notch startups, Israel, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and Bavaria/Germany are investing substantial resources in promoting advanced food-security technologies.

The Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology, together with the Fraunhofer Center of Secure Intelligent Systems, the University of Bayreuth, the Food Cluster and the Bavarian Research Alliance, invite you to a three-day event in Kulmbach, which includes a day of visits to local companies from the area food tech and food safety and a workshop day to develop new cooperation ideas.

Partner Countries:

  • Israel
  • Morocco
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Bavaria / Germany

Target audience: 

The event is particularly aimed at SMEs, industrial partners and scientific institutions from the fields of food tech, food safety and artificial intelligence from Israel, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and Bavaria/Germany.

Location: Plassenburg and University of Bayreuth Campus Kulmbach


Here's what awaits you during our 3-day-program. The number of participants is limitied for the company visits and the workshop.

(The participation in the event is free of charge. Travelling and accommodation expenses are covered by the participants.)

 9th October 19:00

Get-together Dinner



MUPÄZ (Hofer Str. 20, 95326 Kulmbach)


 10th October   09:00 - 14:00

Visiting tour to Foodtech companies in Franconia (IREKS & RAPS )



IREKS (Lichtenfelser Str. 20, 95326 Kulmbach)

RAPS (Adalbert-Raps-Straße 1, 95326 Kulmbach)


Networking Event 


  • Opening & Welcome Remarks
  • Pitches from international companies



Plassenburg (Festungsberg 27 95326 Kulmbach)



Panel Discussion >>R&D solutions to food security threats: Changes and challenges from different perspectives<<



Dinner & Networking



11th October

Registration & Opening



Campus Kulmbach (Address: Fritz-Hornschuch-Straße 13, 95326 Kulmbach)


Key Note >>Setting the stage: AI and Food Security - Challenges and Opportunities<<



Funding and Collaboration Opportunities 2024: An Overview



World Café: Finding ideas & Matchmaking Partners



Sum-up and Closing-Remarks 


Insights into our Panel Discussion

Research and Development solutions to food security threats: >>Changes and Challenges from different perspectives<< starting at 7pm on October 10th @Plassenburg.

We are happy to announce our panelists for the panel disucssion:

Dr. Loai Basheer (Tel Hai College, Israel)

Prof. Dr. Christian Fikar (Chair for Food Supply Chain Management at the University of Bayreuth)

Dr. Andreas Hofmann (Deputy head of the German National Reference Center for Food Authenticity)

Dr. Buket Sahin, (Head of Business Development of the Fraunhofer Agriculture and Food Industry Alliance)

Pr. Noureddine El Aouad, NCP Cluster Health- Horizon Europe Program 
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Abdelmalek Esaaadi, Tangier- Morocco (requested)

We are looking forward to meet you!