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Engage all five senses at the largest global food science and innovation expo happening in Chicago. Interact with 1,000+ exhibitors showcasing the latest solutions, technologies, new products, and ingredients. Attendees have access to non-stop tastings, experiential innovation areas, trends, LIVE presentations, and endless connections with those who are vested in helping you grow.

   

Stay until Wednesday for the Innovation Lab, a museum-like experience where you take on a challenge and create product development solutions for the future. Also on Wednesday is The Startup Pitch Finale where selected food and food tech startups participate in a high-impact speed pitch competition.

 

   


 

Collaboration + Innovation: How Can Food Science and Technology Transform the Food System?

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Where do you fit into making the food system more equitable, safe, and sustainable? Find your place at IFT FIRST, the leading science of food event that brings together new products and bold ideas, cutting-edge scientific research, and the spirit of collaboration focused on connecting global food system communities. Did you know that FIRST = Food Improved by Research, Science, and Technology

IFT FIRST is your chance to meet with researchers, scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to collaborate, learn, and transform the world around us.

  

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