The future will not wait. Neither will our environment. Our goal is to identify solutions for a sustainable future to contribute to a world without hunger. Since 2017, we have placed novel food technologies at the centre of our work.


Inside India – India, the third largest biotech cluster in the world, will be our guest at the Global Food Summit in Munich in 2025. Scientific advancement through genome-edited plant varieties, which are allowed to be cultivated in India from 2022, vertical farming or precision farming – this is what awaits you in Munich. India is a powerhouse with one of the largest agricultural research systems in the world to specifically promote innovations in agriculture: the National Agricultural Research System (NARS), which includes the institutes of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and the State Agricultural Universities (SAU). So far, 818 agricultural technology start-ups have been supported. The additional five centres of excellence and 24 agribusiness incubators have generated a further 779 start-ups in the fields of agriculture and agricultural technology.



Berlin Science Week 2023 – The Global Food Summit was once again at the heart of Science Week 2023, with a SCI session at the Natural History Museum. Our partners were the Technical University of Berlin (TU), with the topic: “Water, a neglected resource” from the Department of Economic and Infrastructure Policy (WIP) and the speakers Greta Sundermann, Gero Scheck and Christian von Hirschhausen. As well as the joint research project between the University of Bonn and African partners on the topic: “The future lies in Africa”. The speakers were Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, Vincent Moseti, Juliet Wanjiku Kamau, Gabin Kouévi Ananou and Detlef Müller-Mahn.


Brazil – Munich – The economic powerhouse Brazil was a partner of the Global Food Summit 2022 in Munich. A large delegation of Brazilian scientists, start-ups and government representatives travelled to Munich to experience the Global Food Summit 2022 live. The reception given to the Brazilian delegation by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy at the Villa Wagner was overwhelming. The agricultural attaché of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Chief Economist of the FAO, the UN Food Program and representatives of the embassies of Peru and Israel were also present. The discussion was characterised by the foreseeable consequences of the war of aggression in Ukraine.



First Digital Global Food Summit Munich – Using Corona as an opportunity. Even though the Global Food Summit as a major event had to be cancelled at short notice due to coronavirus, we immediately digitalised the Global Food Summit completely. We held the first global and fully digital GFS2020. The partner country was Singapore, which presented its “30 by 30” strategy. Singapore wants to produce around 30 per cent of its food in the city itself by 2023 and is relying on novel food technologies to achieve this.


Munich Residenz – At the invitation of the Bavarian state government, we moved the Global Food Summit to Munich and held the first Munich event in the magnificent Munich Residenz. A congress environment that could not have been more beautiful. The partner countries were Canada, Abu Dhabi and the Netherlands. The Minister for Climate Change flew in from Abu Dhabi, Mjram Al-Mehiri was received at the Global Food Summit by the Bavarian Minister for Agriculture.


University of Berkeley – We were guests with the Global Food Summit at the University of Berkeley. An important milestone in our history. And we were a guest speaker at the FAO in Rome to present Future Food.


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