NCN Europe Investor Meeting 2017
DSM Partnering Innovation Series
2016 DSM PARTNERING INNOVATION CONFERENCE
DSM INVITES ENTREPRENEURS TO APPLY TO PRESENT THEIR COMPANY OR INNOVATION AT DSM's 2016 PARTNERING INNOVATION CONFERENCE
DSM invites entrepreneurs to connect with key executives to explore business collaborations and investment opportunities. Entrepreneurs and technology developers in food ingredients, nutrition, biotechnology and other innovations are invited to apply to be selected to present to DSM from applications submitted through September 16, 2016.
DSM's Partnering Innovation Conference is focused on inviting collaborations with DSM and innovative
companies providing products and technologies that address human health issues. The event will be held at DSM’s North American headquarters in Parsippany, NJ on November
1-3, 2016. Finalists will be announced by September 26, 2016 and invited to the
DSM's 2016 Partnering Innovation Conference is the fourth in a series of innovation events focused on human health and nutrition. Previous events in New Jersey, Switzerland and Japan have led to successful collaborations between DSM and attendees, and equity investments by DSM Venturing.
The focus areas for this conference include innovative technologies and products with near-term (<3 years to commercialization) and long-term (>3 years to commercialization) applications in the following areas:
- Sugar reduction and natural alternative sweeteners
- Bio-preservation technologies for food and beverages
- Salt reduction and natural taste modulation technologies
- Fermentation and enzymatic technologies for new ingredients
- Human nutrition applications containing alternate protein sources
DSM's Partnering Innovation Conference will include presentations
from senior DSM executives on how DSM
collaborates with entrepreneurs at all stages of the supply chain, works to
co-develop products and invests in startups with innovative human health and
Each presenting company that completes the application and screening process and is invited will present a 15 minute overview followed by 30 minutes of discussion with senior DSM personnel, including DSM executives from R&D, Innovation, Sales & Marketing, Regulatory and DSM Venturing.
Presenting companies will be assigned mentors from Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) and DSM to help develop their presentation prior to the conference. Post-event mentoring from a DSM executive will be available on a case by case basis and all selected candidates will be considered for an investment by DSM Venturing or for another type of collaboration with DSM.
A selection committee of DSM and NCN executives will evaluate and interact with applicants to select and prepare the 12-20 invited companies.
process and participation is free.
Applications are due by September 16, 2016.
All travel arrangements will be the responsibility of the conference attendees.
NCN is partnering with DSM to support the selection process and production of this meeting. For questions or assistance on the application process and potential outcomes, please contact email@example.com