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Agenda released for the Photonics4Food Event

Posted on 08/08/2019

Are you interested in how photonics can be used in the food and drink industry? Speakers announced for the Photonics4Food Event

The Photonics4Food symposium, part of the Photonics21 Photonics4 series, will showcase the latest photonics R&D as applied to the food and drink industry. Photonics can be used to address many of the current challenges in the food and drink industry, from judging the ripeness of fruit, to novel packaging and colour defect detection.

During the event, speakers from industry and the research base will highlight the latest R&D and sector challenges, and there will be the opportunity to get “hands on” with photonics equipment. Funding opportunities for photonics-based innovation will also be presented.

Confirmed speakers include Dr. Kaiming Zhou (Aston University) presenting Fibre sensors for in-line monitoring for food processing and John Bows (PepsiCo) presenting Photonics in Food Manufacturing. Hyperspectral Imaging for industrial food applications will be covered by John Gilchrist (Camplin Photonics), and will talk about developing optical sensors for monitoring food quality with Innovate UK funding. Tom Harvey (Healthcare Photonics, CPI) will provide an understanding the Food market and insights to help photonics companies to enter this sector. Support for Innovation and internationalisation will be presented by Alex Mouser (Enterprise Europe Network) and Aytun Erdentug (Branscan) will cover the importance of Photonics in solving the demand for food quality and security. Martin Whitworth (Campden BRI) will present imaging methods for food characterisation, followed by Tom Carr (University of Southampton) who will discuss exciting opportunities for photonics-based innovation.

This event takes place within the Studio Birmingham. Register now here.

For more information, please contact Matthew Wasley, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Photonics.