3D Food Printing Experience at Wageningen University & Research – Part of 3D Food Printing Conference & Agri-Food Innovation Event2018

3D Food Printing Experience at Wageningen University & Research – Part of 3D Food Printing Conference and Agri-Food Innovation Event 2018

Date: June 29
Venue: Wisdom and Wonder Pavilion @ Wageningen University & Research Campus
(Droevendaalsesteeg 4, 6708 PB Wageningen)
Time: 9.00 AM – 1 PM
Free admission – Registration required
Lunch and transportation from Brightlands to the venue are provided*. Hotel costs and dinner are on your own account

Innovation in food and agriculture has come a long way in the past century, resulting in the production of more food than ever before. However, the food industry is facing new challenges due to rapid societal changes: in 2040 there will be 9 billion people to feed; there is an increasing demand for personalized, nutritious, and healthy food; and food production should be done in an affordable way without harming the environment. Radical innovations are required to meet the demands of the near future. 3D printing provides the food industry the opportunity to adapt and change their production processes.

In order to accelerate and facilitate the application of 3D food printing, three Dutch research organizations, TNO, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Eindhoven University of Technology, have joined forces to develop a comprehensive 3D food printing research program.

As part of the 3D Food Printing Conference, Wageningen University & Research together with TNO organize the 3D Food Printing Experience. On the 29th of June they invite you into their newly built facility in Wageningen and provide you with in-depth talks and lessons learned on the various 3D printing technologies and also share demonstrations using their state-of-the-art 3D printing equipment.


09:00     Registration opens
09:30     Welcome by Dr. Ronald Visschers, Managing Director TIFN ( www.tifn.nl )
09:45     Dr. Kjeld van Bommel, senior scientist TNO: 3D Food Printing – equipment developments
10:15     Dr. Jerome Diaz, senior scientist Wageningen Food & Biobased Research: 3D Food Printing – formulation developments
10:45     Coffee break and networking
11:00     Dr. Alexandra Schröter, Global Innovation Manager, Bosh Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH – Innovation & Alliances on 3D Food Printing
11:30     Q&A session with all speakers
11:40     Prof. Dr. Ir. Arthur Mol, Rector Magnificus / vice-president Executive Board WUR to kick off the Digital Food Processing Initiative (DFPI)
12:00     Move to 3D Food Printing demonstration area
12:15     Various 3D Food Printing demonstrations using our state-of-the-art equipment. Poster area from WUR and AMSYSTEMS with fundamental research  lines in 3D Food Printing.
13:00      Lunch and networking
13:30     End

Networking dinner June 28

On June 28, 2018 we will organise a networking dinner at the Restaurant De Wageningsche Berg, Generaal Foulkesweg 96, 6703 DS Wageningen at 19.00 hours.
Join us and register as soon as possible as a limited number of seats is available.
Price is 35,- euro VAT excluded for a three courses menu, excl. coffee and drinks.

Generaal Foulkesweg 96
6703 DS
The Netherlands
0317 – 495 911

For the route description go to the website of Restaurant De Wageningsche Berg.


*On the 28th of June a bus will depart from Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo to the hotel in Wageningen. In the morning of the 29th the bus will depart from the hotel to the Wageningen Campus. After the event, the bus will drive from the event to the train station Wageningen.

Hotel – you have to arrange it yourself, fill in the registration form and contact the hotel directly: HOTEL REGISTRATION FORM


  • Transportation 28 June from Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo to Hotel De Wageningsche Berg in Wageningen, depart 17.30 hours.
  • Transportation 29 June from Hotel De Wageningsche Berg to Wisdom and Wonder Pavilion @ Wageningen University & Research Campus, depart 09.00 hours.
  • Transportation 29 June from Wisdom and Wonder Pavilion @ Wageningen University & Research Campus to train station in Wageningen, depart 13.45 hours.

About Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’. We combine fundamental and applied knowledge in order to contribute to resolving important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With approximately 6,500 members of staff and 10,000 students, Wageningen University & Research is a world leader in its domain.

An integral way of working, and cooperation between the exact sciences and the technological and social disciplines are key to its approach. www.wur.eu

About TNO

TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way.

This is our mission and it is what drives us, the over 2,600 professionals at TNO, in our work every day.

We work in collaboration with partners and focus on transitions or changes in nine social themes:

  • Buildings, Infrastructure & Maritime : ‘Robust constructions, sustainable use’
  • The Circular Economy and the Environment: ‘Directing and accelerating sustainability’
  • Defence, Safety and Security: ‘We’re putting our knowledge and technology to work for safety and security’
  • Energy: ‘Faster towards a sustainable energy supply’
  • Healthy living: ‘Focussing on participation, not on the disease’
  • Industry: ‘Innovating for employment, welfare and well-being’
  • Information & Communication Technology: ‘Interpreting and accelerating digital transformation’
  • Strategic Analysis & Policy: ‘Turning complex issues into concrete innovations’
  • Traffic and Transport: ‘Helping to create liveable, sustainable cities’.


AMSYSTEMS is the Joint Innovation Centre founded by TNO and the High Tech Systems Center of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e HTSC) to accelerate the development of the next generation equipment for industrial additive manufacturing.

We focus on the areas of 3D Printed Electronics, 3D Printed High-Tech parts (eg spare parts), 3D Printing for Pharma and 3D Food Printing.

For these application fields we look into solutions for The development of next generation multi-material/multi-technology AM equipment, the integration of AM technologies towards mass-customization production chains to enable the industry to step up to Next Generation Manufacturing.

About Agrifood Innovation Event

The Agri Food Innovation Event is a focused business, technology and research platform, unique in bringing together European and global companies from the entire agrifood supply chain (from farmer to enduser, with customers, producers, retailers and researchers).

The location, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, is in a region in which the agri-food business is one of the most productive, sustainable and profitable in the world; where food innovation is in the entrepreneurs’ DNA.

Agri-Food Innovation Event 2018

Brightlands Campus, Venlo, The Netherlands

June 27

June 28

June 29


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