Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, invites entrepreneurs and innovators looking for financing and partnership to apply to attend the Partnering Innovation Conference with top DSM executives to explore business collaborations and investment opportunities.
The conference—to be held on Nov. 1-3 at DSM's North American headquarters in New Jersey—will focus on new and innovative products and technologies that enable better food for everyone: Food that is healthier, more affordable, better tasting, with less waste, and does not compromise safety and quality.
This is DSM's fourth conference on this subject. Previous conferences have led to successful financing and partnership deals between DSM and attendees.
DSM is looking to finance and partner with entities to take their products and solutions to the next level. This invitation-only conference represents a rare opportunity to present your product or technology to an organization uniquely positioned to realize its full commercial potential. Invitation requests, together with supporting documentation, are due on Sept. 16. The names of finalists who will be invited to the conference will be announced by Sept. 26.
The company is seeking entries for innovative technologies and products with both near-term—less than 3 years to commercialization—and longer-term—more than 3 years to commercialization—applications in the following areas of interest:
- Sugar reduction and natural alternative sweeteners
- Bio-preservation solutions for food and beverages
- Salt reduction and other natural taste modulation solutions
- Fermentation and enzymatic technologies for new ingredients
- Human nutrition applications containing alternate protein sources
The conference will include engaging presentations from senior DSM executives on how the company collaborates with entrepreneurs at all stages of the supply chain, works to co-develop products, and invests in startups with innovative human health and nutrition solutions. Each invitee will be asked to present a 15-minute overview followed by 30 minutes of discussion with senior DSM personnel, including DSM executives from research and development, innovation, sales and marketing, regulatory and venturing.
A selection committee of DSM and Nutrition Capital Network executives will evaluate and interact with applicants to select the invited companies.
Companies who are chosen to present at the conference will be assigned mentors from NCN and DSM to help develop their presentations. Post-event mentoring from a DSM executive will be available on a case-by-case basis. All travel arrangements and related costs will be the sole responsibility of the conference attendees.