The New England Food Technology Forum 2017

The New England Food Technology Forum
Research, Innovation and Emerging Companies

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May 2, 2017 11:30am-7:00pm

The University of Massachusetts Club
One Beacon Street
32nd Floor
Boston MA, 02108

New England is well known for its cod, lobster, clam chowder and Fluff… but the labs of the universities and hospitals of New England have always undertaken significant research into the creation of new foods, as well as food processing, storage and safety technologies.  This Forum will showcase research discoveries and newly formed companies that are working on food and food related technologies.

The event program will include a keynote, experts on industry trends and needs, presentations by emerging companies, a poster session and networking reception.

Food technology areas of interest include:

  • New ingredients
  • Food and health
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Food safety
  • New packaging
  • Food production technologies

Emerging Company Presentations and Research Showcase Poster Session

There are no additional fees for presenting and exhibiting but Presenters and Exhibitors must register for the conference at the discounted price of $130.

A large part of the conference will be taken up by presentations by emerging companies that are in food technology and that are seeking funding and partnerships. There will also be a limited number of poster presentation slots available for researchers to showcase their latest inventions and discoveries at the New England Food Forum.

Presenters will be able to give 10-minute presentations on their business opportunity to an audience of angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate investors. In addition presenters will be given a poster board to exhibit during the conference.

In order to present (either as a full presenter or as a poster presenter), you must complete the Food Forum Application Form 2017 and submit it to the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center to by March 31, 2017.


Supporting the Forum

Supporter benefits

Supporter – $500
•    2 attendees at the conference
•    Listed as a supporter on all event materials
•    Listed on website with a hotlink to the supporters website
•    Listed in conference PowerPoint and thanked from the podium
If you are interested in becoming a Supporter please fill out the  Food Forum_2017_Supporter contract  and send it to


11:30am-12:00pm Registration
12:00-1:00pm Lunch Panel
1:00-2:15 pm Pitch Presenters Session 1
2:15-2:45 Break and Poster Session
2:45-4:00pm Pitch Presenters Session 2
4:00-5:00 Closing Panel
5:00-7:00pm Reception and Poster Session

Feedback from 2016:
“Thanks for the great job in organizing it.  It was a lot of fun and I am glad that I got to connect with so many technology entrepreneurs.”

“Thank you for inviting me to participate in the panel at the New England Food Technology Forum.  I have already spoken with my scientific staff about some of the very interesting technologies at the Forum that we potentially could integrate into our product development in the future!”

“It was an enjoyable afternoon and I made several contacts for potential collaborative research.”

“..excellent program and … excellent preparation of faculty and start-ups – the talks/posters were crisp and interesting.”

“I’d like to thank you for putting this excellent food conference together. I think it was a great success! It demonstrated that people are not only interested in food to eat but also in food for thought.  It was an excellent mix of start-ups!”