Towards personalized nutrition with 3D food printing

Presented by Mathijs de Schipper, Research Scientist / Innovator at TNO.

3D Food Printing is a promising new technology that offers great possibilities for the creation of improved or new food products and an disruptive food supply chain. Ultimately, this technology may provide a decentralized food manufacturing for fully personalized food products.
This presentation will discuss the state of the art of foodprinting technology at TNO and WFBR (Wageningen Food & Biobased Research) and the use case of making personalized food for the Dutch Ministry of Defense.

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Interview

What drives you?
I am passionate about making the world a more fun place and addressing societal issues at the same time. 3D printing of personalized snacks for example will provide new and fun experiences to consumers while helping developing processes that can be used to improve textures of food (making undesirable ingredients desirable) or making products more healthy (same taste experience, half of the sugar used).

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
If you want to learn what the state of 3D food printing technology is and how you can use this within your business. How to innovate with 3D food printing and think of new business models.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Individualized nutrition

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Empower the consumer to eat heathier and to be more in control of their nutrition.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Data acquisition, scalable production methods and a consumer experience that is better than the next bread maker.

About Mathijs de Schipper
Mathijs de Schipper is a research scientist at TNO working on 3D printing of food and pharmaceuticals for over four years. As an Industrial Designer he works on developing new technologies to create new food/pharma shapes and textures that can be flexibly produced and fully personalized. Printing everything from cookie dough to cheese.

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 in our work every day.
TNO is an independent research organisation that employs some 3,000 specialists. We believe in the joint creation of economic and social value. Our strategy is a reflection of the trends we observe in society and technology.

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