The EC organizes a high level event in Brussels “Food 2030: Research & Innovation for Tomorrow's Nutrition & Food Systems” on the 12 th (preconference) and 13 th of October in Brussels. The FOOD 2030 high level event will provide a platform for dialogue that seeks to build on the political momentum for a coherent research and innovation policy framework for Food and Nutrition Security. Pamela Byrne, chair of JPI HDHL will provide one of the key note speeches on this high level event.

 The conference is an important step towards boosting future investment in research and innovation in support of impactful nutrition and food systems research breakthroughs, market-creating and open innovation, open science and multi-actor engagement, building of capacities and skills; and strengthening global collaboration for improved research policy alignment.

FOOD 2030 will explore what is needed to transform and future-proof our food systems to be sustainable, resilient, competitive, diverse, responsible and performant in their provision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food and diets for all. Furthermore, FOOD 2030 will investigate how research and innovation systems can be scaled-up to better contribute to the above Food and Nutrition Security priorities.

The official conference of FOOD 2030 will take place on 13 October with the participation of high level officials, industry, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, and civil society organisations. The European Commission will present its FOOD 2030 research and innovation policy stocktaking exercise to be followed by four prospective discussion panels,each exploring how R&I policy should contribute to shaping tomorrow's sustainable food systems, with respect to healthy and sustainable diets, climate resilience and circularity of food systems, user-centric innovation, new business models and investment. Pamela Byrne, chair of JPI HDHL, will provide a key note speech as part of the first Panel Discussion – Food 2030: Nutrition, Sustainable Diets & Healthy Lives. This panel will focus on the future of food, nutrition and diets that are safe, healthy and sustainable, by exploring, for example, alternative sources of protein, and market creating smart and innovative technologies and approaches to nudge food production and consumption towards more healthy and sustainable choices.

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