1 December 2017 / Sint-Joost-ten-Node, Belgium

Agenda

The event agenda's time zone is CEST.

Fri
1 Dec 2017
08:30 – 09:00
In front of Inspire (floor -1)
Pre-registration (applicable if you registered for an early bird session)

Pre-registration for people that join the early bird session is possible from 8.30 - 9.00

08:45 – 09:45
Inspire (floor -1)
Early bird programme: The role of JPI HDHL in the challenge to ease the road from research to innovation

This plenary session is the kick off of a series of workshops that will be organised by JPI HDHL.

Dr. Veerle Rijckaert (Flanders' Food), Dr. Silvia Miret-Catalan (Unilever), Dr. Peter Eisner (Fraunhofer Institute) and Dr. Tobin Robinson (EFSA) will provide a talk during this session that will be chaired by Dr. Pamela Byrne (chair of JPI HDHL).

This session focuses on the identification of current practices on collaboration between research and industry & innovation hurdles. Within the scope of JPI HDHL these aspect should be further discussed. The plenary session will set the scene with speakers from SMEs, industry & researchers involved in a public-private partnership as well as representatives of the regulatory framework at the public and private level. The afternoon workshop will elaborate on the issues raised at the plenary and the role that JPI HDHL could play in improving the innovation landscape in the area of food, nutrition and health.

The aim of the series of workshop will be to develop a guideline with recommendations how academia and industry can collaborate within the scope of JPI HDHL and which kind of funding measures or other activities are suitable to meet the needs of both, academia and industry, and to overcome the identified innovation hurdles. The ambition is to implement this guideline in at least one of the JPI HDHL funding activities.

Matchmaking
09:00 – 09:50
Into the Box (floor -1)
Early bird programme: speed dating

An ideal opportunity to initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings. Between 9:00 and 9:50 you can manage up to 5 speed dates of 10 min as part of the early bird programme.

09:30 – 10:00
In front of Inspire (floor -1)
Registration
10:00 – 10:15
Inspire
Opening

Dr. John Bell, director Bioeconomy of the EC, opens the 4th international JPI HDHL conference.

10:15 – 11:05
Inspire
Plenary talks

Prof. Dr. Wolgang Ahrens, will present the new JPI HDHL Joint Action: Policy Evaluation Network (PEN), as coordinator of this network.

Dr. Lucyna Wozniak, will explain the recommendations of the "Lamy report" as member of the Lamy group.

11:05 – 12:05
Inspire
Audience debate

During the professional led audience debate, mentions will be discussed that are all related to the theme of the conference. The best "debater" will be chosen by a jury panel.

12:05 – 13:00
Restaurant
Lunch break
13:00 – 13:30
Inspire
Elevator pitches young scientists about JPI HDHL projects

About 20-25 young scientist, all from different countries, involved in one the JPI HDHL funded projects will provide a short pitch about the relevance of their project for the societal challenge of diet related chronic diseases.

13:30 – 15:45
Meeting room 5
Parallel workshop Results of ENPADASI - MaNuEL - DEDIPAC

During this workshop, the three (almost) finished JPI HDHL Knowledge Hubs will present and discuss their promising results. This concerns:
- ENPADASI (European Nutritional Phenotype Assessment Data Sharing Initiative)

- MaNuEL (Malnutrition in the Elderly Knowledge Hub)

- DEDIPAC (Knowledge Hub on the Determinants of DIet and Physical Activity Choice)

13:30 – 15:45
Meeting room 4
Parallel workshop Speech Like Obama (on invitation only)
13:30 – 15:45
Meeting room 3
Parallel workshop: Industry

Note: This workshop is suitable for senior scientists and representatives from food industry already involved in public private partnerships.

This plenary session will be the kick off of a series of workshops that will be organised by JPI HDHL and will focus on the identification of current practices on collaboration between research and industry & innovation hurdles. Within the scope of JPI HDHL these aspect should be further discussed.
The afternoon workshop will elaborate on the issues raised at the plenary and the role that JPI HDHL could play in improving the innovation landscape in the area of food, nutrition and health.
The aim of the series of workshop will be to develop a guideline with recommendations how academia and industry can collaborate within the scope of JPI HDHL and which kind of funding measures or other activities are suitable to meet the needs of both, academia and industry, and to overcome the identified innovation hurdles. The ambition is to implement this guideline in at least one of the JPI HDHL funding activities.

13:30 – 15:45
Inspire
Parallel workshop: Multi-stakeholder dialogues (by fit4food2030)

The R&I system on Food and Nutrition Security is predominantly a fragmented landscape of separate disciplines and sectors both regarding its policy and scientific dimension. A more holistic approach is research programming and implementation is required. This workshop focusses on existing methodologies for multi-stakeholder dialogues and how to implement these in the setting of Food Systems and related societal challenges for example to identifying available evidence and strategic intelligence on trends and future visions in food systems and food systems R&I in Europe. Participants will learn more about methodologies available and will practice with components of these methodologies.

13:30 – 15:45
Into the Box
Parallel workshop: Nutrition in Transition

Nutrition in Transition is a think-tank of nutrition scientists, medical doctors and philosophers and sociologists supported by the Netherlands Nutrition Science Academy. The think-tank facilitates discussions on how to improve the capability and credibility of nutrition science. The goal is to reflect on the field of nutrition sciences in the broadest sense, on e.g. the methods, the quality, the funding, and the communication to the public. A first discussion paper (Penders et al, Eur J Nutr 2017 in press) has been published. The discussion will continue in this workshop.

13:30 – 15:45
Meeting room 2
Parallel workshop: Update JPI HDHL Strategic Research Agenda

Member States of the JPI HDHL developed a common Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) to address the major societal challenge of the growing social and economic burden of diet- and lifestyle-related diseases, malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. To address this societal challenge, the JPI HDHL SRA defined three research pillars that cover the determinants of diet and physical activity, diet and food production and finally diet in the context of diet-related chronic diseases. In each of these three pillars the JPI has defined research priorities thereby providing a roadmap for harmonized, coordinated and structured research efforts. For 2018 a profound update of the SRA is planned.
During this workshop, input for the SRA update will be gathered through a method that is called: “Group Decision Room”. This is an online brainstorm method that is led by a chair. Several questions will be discussed in small groups where after a plenary discussion takes place.

15:45 – 16:15
Inspire
Elevator pitches young scientists about JPI HDHL projects

About 20-25 young scientist, all from different countries, involved in one the JPI HDHL funded projects will provide a short pitch about the relevance of their project for the societal challenge of diet related chronic diseases.

16:15 – 16:30
Inspire
Award Ceremony & Closure speech
16:30 – 17:30
Out of the box
Goodbye drinks