Future food systems - what’s on the menu?

Welcome to Viikki Food Design Factory’s season #3 finale event on the 8th of February! The evening offers impact perspectives from agricultural development to entrepreneurship support – and of course, a sneak peek to the early sustainable food system solutions in the making.

8.2.2024 , Registration 14:30, Event from 15 to 19


Forest Sciences Building on Viikki Campus, talks & pitches in Raisio hall (Latokartanonkaari 7, 00790 Helsinki)


Welcome words: Laura Forsman - Manager, Viikki Food Design Factory, University of Helsinki 

Keynote: Romina Cavatassi, IFAD - Lead Economist with the Research and Impact assessment division of IFAD, (UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development)

-Topic: Generating evidence through impact assessments: insights from investments and innovation on rural development

Pitches by teams in the Germinator batch #3 + Q&A

  • Kitsain
  • Myshroom
  • Nuts about Nuts
  • Resource Pulling

Networking - 30 min

Featured speaker: Zoë Loughlin, Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership - Programme Manager at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, supporting startups and small businesses to accelerate sustainability innovation

-Topic: Sustainable food systems – a collaborative approach from the University of Cambridge

1 minute pitches from VFDF ecosystem’s agrifood tech startups

  • Biomush
  • DataSpace Europe
  • Mäsli 
  • Perfat Technologies
  • The Soil Solution 
  • SuperGround
  • Three Mushketeers
  • Vacuum Woodtech

Final words & thanks: Ritva Toivonen - Dean, Faculty of Agriculture & Forestry, University of Helsinki

Networking - 90 min 


The event is free of charge, but registration is required by 5.2. the latest, if there are still places left. Remember to click confirm on the second page of the registration. If you don't receive the automatic confirmation email within a few minutes, check your junk mail folder and try again or contact us at viikkifooddesignfactory@helsinki.fi.

Germinator teams