Technology • Food • Sustainability Conference 2023

19 Jul 2023

The Technology•Food•Sustainability (TFoodS) Conference 2023, organised by TUMCREATE and Technical University of Munich, in partnership with A*STAR - Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, and Singapore Institute of Technology, spanned two insightful days.

Staff and students from the Diploma in Food Science & Technology (DFST) course had an opportunity to learn from start-ups who showcased their products and solutions to support Singapore’s 30 by 30 goal, such as KosmodeHealth Singapore's W0W Noodles, Mycosortia's FibProt tuna and FibProt mayo, and Altimate Nutrition's cricket protein bars.

The conference placed a strong emphasis on alternative proteins, featuring research presentations and panel discussions led by experts covering diverse topics such as food innovation, tissue engineering, nutrition, consumer insights, and agritech. Key takeaways highlighted the importance of a circular economy to reduce food waste and the translation of upstream research into practical applications.

DFST-TFoodS Conference

"The 2-day conference gave me insight into the latest research in the food innovation space and how it can be translated into real-life applications to solve food security."

Don Lee Jun Xiong
DFST Year 3 student

"The various talks gave me a deeper understanding of alternative proteins in the food science industry, which made me feel a greater purpose in pursuing this field."

Lim Jin Rong
DFST Year 3 student

SP Sustainability Matters