FIRST, Food Improved by Research, Science, and Technology is a brand-new digital experience powered by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in the US, designed to improve the quality, ingenuity, and sustainability of food for the world
The Institute of Food Technologists is proud to launch FIRST, Food Improved by Research, Science, and Technology, a three-day, AI-enabled digital experience that will take place July 19-21, 2021. FIRST will provide an interactive, solutions-oriented experience that brings together global communities to solve food-centric challenges and spark innovation to benefit the global population.
As an AI-enabled experience, FIRST will offer a personalized forum to solve problems, share knowledge, and expand strategic, global connections. New this year, FIRST will feature:
- Solutions Exchange - Discover a robust matchmaking platform that will identify the providers and resources research and development professionals need to solve their unique challenges through curated one-on-one meetings and interactive showrooms.
- Business Showcase – Participants will gain insights into emerging trends and leading indicators, access valuable business resources, and make strategic connections through interactive sessions, presentations, startup pitches, and showcases all designed to further career and business opportunities.
- Scientific Programming - Join IFT as we explore: Zero Hunger: Will we get there? Hear and discuss the latest science, insights, research, and industry solutions addressing this important question and inspiring future food innovation.