The 2019 Innovation Showcase opens at 1pm on Friday, and is open all day Saturday (concurrently with the panels and talks). Meet the companies doing their bit for the Future of Food
Alchemy Foodtech has created a powdery blend of plant fibres called Diabetec. Diabetec can be shaped to resemble starchy foods such as rice, noodles or our. A Diabetec-grain can be added to white rice to reduce the rice’s glycemic index without changing its taste or texture, making it an alternative to coarse whole grains. According to founders Alan Phua and Verleen Goh, a 9% fibrous mix can reduce a food’s GI from 80 to 68.
EATLAB is a deep tech spin-out that provides AI analytic services for food services to improve service quality, automate menu engineering, and optimize pricing and promotions.
They use proprietary Artificial Intelligence and smart sensor technology. Based on large volume of behavioral data, EATLAB delivers suggestions that yield substantive increase in revenue, cash flow and customer retention rate in our clients’ restaurants.
IXON’s advanced sous-vide aseptic packaging is a patent pending processing/packaging technology that allow foods, such as meet, fish, eggs, vegetables and fruit to be sterilized at 60 to 80 degree celcuis. Through sterilization at such low temperatures, food manufacturers can turn perishable foods, such as medium-rare steak and poached eggs, into shelf-stable products.
Avant Meats is a food tech company based in Hong Kong whose motto is, “Gratify without sacrifice.”
As a food ingredient production company, it is producing cell-based fish maw, and are concurrently researching muscle cells with a view to evolve their products to sea cucumber and eventually fish fillet.
Green Monday is a multi-faceted social venture group that aims to tackle climate change, global food insecurity, public health and animal welfare issues. Founded on April 22nd, 2012 in Hong Kong, GM has targeted to champion a sustainable food system by advocating a once-a-week plant-based meal philosophy.
Right Treat by Green Monday is a food-tech company that launched the pork alternative Omnipork.
Farm66 uses innovative technologies to produce safe and healthy agricultural products to sustain humanities while protecting our environment for future generations.
They are a Hong Kong based agri-tech start-up, and for the two day summit they will be showcasing samples of their produce, grown in their 20,000 sq ft aquaponics facility and sharing their insight.
PUR Projet works with companies to regenerate the ecosystems they depend upon.
We empower local communities to operate long-term socio-environmental projects, we help companies strengthen their supply chains through agroforestry, land restoration and sustainable agricultural practices.
This approach, called "Insetting", encourages our Partners to integrate social and environmental innovation at the heart of their operations.
URBAN GROW cultivates edible flowers and micro-greens.
4 hotel management graduates went crazy washing veggies in the food lab, wondering why it needs to be washed in a cleaning agent - and this question kickstarted their journey for a sustainable food ecosystem. With a small space from a restaurant owner they are determined to bring own-grown, fresh, soilless and additive-free food to everyone’s table.
ReHealthier health prediction models and correlation algorithms analyse and monitor users’ subtle change of health so as to intervene and prescribe the instant and most effective personalised healthy eating advice for the avoidance of various chronic and pre-chronic conditions, such as diabetes & hypertension.
ReHealthier is now an Analytic-as-a-Service Cloud platform. API and sample code are available for paid healthcare partners.
Ceco International is a company that creating food products with microalgae and compounds found in microalgae using Geb Impact technology. Their mission is to create and promote solutions that help maintain a healthier life with a better way to eat more nutritionally dense versions of food. Some of the microalgae and compounds they use includes euglena for its high nutritional values and astaxanthin for its antioxidant properties.
MANA! is a movement of restaurants & cafes operating at zero-food-waste & free water for all.
Using only compostable & biodegradable packaging, they are pioneers in serving organic wholesome plant-based food & drink - complete with motivational messages inspiring proactive change. Truly “ Food that doesn’t cost the Earth.”
Food Made Good
“Our mission is to help businesses operate more sustainably and our vision is that by doing so at scale we can help create a more sustainable food system.”
Food Made Good is a membership program for businesses that wanted to confront the sustainability challenge and for diners that want to use the power of their appetites for good.
Paper Planet is founded with an aim to help rehabilitate the planet by offering a range of sustainable and disposable solutions from cardboard furniture and event props to compostable eatware and food packing. By providing affordable & eco-friendly alternatives to large corporations, event organisers, along with the collaboration of the local business owners, we hope to minimise the amount of plastics and other toxic materials consumed and discarded into the our beloved planet Earth.
Spidfier is a DNA analyser for fish identification. This lab-in-a-box can sequence fish DNA from meat sample in under 30 minutes with no technician required. From the DNA you can identify fish species, fish origin, detect any pathogen or tampering from water injection. This machine arms regulators and consumers with information allowing them to combat the rising problem of fish fraud through intentional mislabeling of fish, as well as promote seafood sustainability by quickly allowing multiple tests to be conducted in spot checks of fisheries, suppliers and retailers. It also benefits food safety.
foodpanda Hong Kong is a brand of Berlin-based, Delivery Hero group – the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace.
Since its inception in 2014 as Hong Kong’s first online food delivery platform, foodpanda today is Hong Kong’s most used delivery application with 5,000 partner restaurants across the city. foodpanda is always committed to investing in new technologies and initiatives to improve what and how we eat. Dedicated to innovation and growth, foodpanda has launched features like Pick-Up services and its Marketplace platform.
Brinc is a ultra hands-on global venture accelerator with programs in Connected Hardware, Robotics & Drones and FoodTech. Brinc has offices in Hong Kong, China, Middle East & Europe from where it runs programs, provides supportive services and capital to help founders move as quickly as they possibly can to launch their businesses. Brinc's portfolio of 79 companies has global founders from over 20 countries who have joined its programs since inception 3 years ago. Brinc's lofty goal to invest in over 100 companies in its first 5 years enabling founders that are transforming the way we live, what we eat, how we move & how we feel.
Stay sharp with GOOD IDEA!
GOOD IDEA is a Swedish functional sparkling water with a blood sugar balancing effect. Its proprietary blend of five amino acids and chromium is clinically proven to reduce the blood sugar response after a meal by, on average, 25%. The direct benefits of a more balanced blood sugar curve include avoiding post-meal slumps and sugar cravings. In the longer perspective it can significantly reduce risk factors for lifestyle-related conditions such as obesity, type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and dementia. GOOD IDEA has its best blood sugar balancing effect when consumed before, and with a meal. Its natural Lingonberry flavour pairs perfectly with any food.
GOOD IDEA will be launched in Hongkong early 2020. As a participant in the Food´s Future Summit you will be among the first in Asia to try it.
HARi was founded in Hong Kong in late 2016 with one mission: Provide the Hospitality industry with a unique all-in-one solution to boost their traffic, revenues and profits.
The solution includes: POS, Table Management, Online real-time booking, Inventory, Loyalty, Apps, Social Listening and Real time analytics. At HARI, we help over 100 venues around the world to turn their guests into lifetime customers. Write The Future !
Cyberport is an innovative digital community with about 1,400 technology companies. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. With a vision to be the hub for digital technology thereby creating a new economic driver for Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to nurturing a vibrant tech ecosystem by cultivating talent, promoting entrepreneurship among youth, supporting start-ups on their growth journey, fostering industry development by promoting strategic collaboration with local and international partners, and integrating new and traditional economies by accelerating digital adoption in the public and private sectors.
Lify is the world’s first smart wellness-tech platform with a vision to provide a personalised wellness tea experience. Equipped with an AI wellness evaluation tool and a smart herbal brewer, Lify is reinventing traditional herbal wisdom by providing the busy urban dweller with insights into their physical condition and recommending herbal tea drinks as natural remedies and health boosters. Our solution is holistic, from the machine, standardised tea discs to a data-driven App.
Lify has been recognised by international awards including GOOD DESIGN, A’Design Awards, IDA Awards, A&D Trophy Awards, European Product Design Award and German Design Award 2020.