We accelerate innovation for the
future of
Food

We Are A World Leading Think-Tank For The Future Of Food.
Our purpose is to drive the transformation of a next generation food system for our next generation. Insights, co-creation and activations are our tools.

About us

We come from tech, Big Food, Michelin gastronomy and activism. We provide strategic insights, connections and experiences with the purpose of transforming food for the good of future generations.

We say food systems because the effects of food stretch far outside today’s food value chain.

Foodtech is the term we use to describe how tech, data, innovation and new models promise a massive value and power transfer for the planet’s largest sector.

Since we introduced foodtech in the Nordics a little more than a decade ago we’ve seen a huge development, but nothing compared to what’s coming.

Our current food system is broken and we help identify the massive opportunities to achieve a sustainable and healthy transformation of the food system.

We do this by:

  • Providing fact and science-based insights on today’s situation and the forces shaping the future (food system)
  • Co-creating opportunities and solutions with our vast international network of change-makers; entrepreneurs, scientists, chefs, policymakers, NGOs, innovators and other thought-leaders
  • Implementing activations and experiences – unless you can experience the future it is very hard to change your mental images of what food is and what it can do for you.

Meet the team

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JOHAN JORGENSEN

CO-FOUNDER
Johan Jorgensen has done Internet since it began and food-tech is his specialty. No, let’s call it passion. Or, rather, obsession. The food system must change and tech is the way forward. Don’t ask him about food-tech – he won’t stop talking…

johan@swedenfoodtech.com

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ANDERS SEWERIN

CO-FOUNDER
Anders has a resume the length of a river. Ex Unilever, Country Manager of Coca-Cola in Sweden, Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, founder of Cruyff Institute in Sweden, founder of The Power of Sport Foundation, and co-founder of the Smaka på Stockholm food festival.

anders@swedenfoodtech.com

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DANIELLA ILLERBRAND

DIRECTOR OF CONTENT AND PROJECTS
Daniella has been collaborating with chefs all over the world, starting as a sommelier for Marcus Samuelsson in NYC and later working as GM at Mathias Dahlgren. Today she is a published children books author, writes for a few magazines and our general expert in anything related to food, sustainable content and large projects. She also handles all of our general requests so get in touch!

daniella@swedenfoodtech.com

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ANTONIA ESCANILLA

COMMUNITY MANAGER
Antonia has a strong passion for all related to food and sustainability. With a background in the restaurant industry and a masters degree in gastronomy and sustainability, she is now managing our foodtech-hub: The Good Food House together with other innovation projects.

antonia@swedenfoodtech.com

The Story

Sweden Foodtech was formally founded in 2016 when several long-timers within food and food tech decided to join forces and build Sweden into one of the world’s leading hubs for food tech. Our sister company is Smaka Good Food Festival, one of the world’s largest food festivals and the prime yearly event for the Nordic food scene for the past 30 years. Since its inception, the founders and co-workers of Sweden Foodtech have taken it upon themselves to lead the discussion and development of the next gen food system in Sweden and beyond.

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What is FoodTech?

The current food system does not enable consumers to understand what it is they are eating, and how it affects their health and our planet. A couple of generations back we lost the connection between people and food, we moved into cities and we stopped being as engaged in food production anymore as we used to be. Moreover, the world population is exponentially growing, climate is changing and we need solutions to properly feed the next generations. That’s where foodtech comes in

 

Foodtech is the intersection of food and technology; the application and use of technology to improve agriculture and food production, supply chains, the distribution channels and ultimately consumption. Food innovation also involves the design and development of new products, the improvement or combination of existing food products, research into food trends and food management. These broad definitions cover a very wide field, from companies using science to improve the yields or composition of produce, to businesses working on reducing time to market and simplifying the supply chain, through to the online marketplaces, delivery services and in-house gadgets in the hands of the consumers.