Summit 2022 Agenda

Building upon the great momentum of last year's event, we invite you to a comprehensive 4-day event in the San Francisco Bay Area - the world's innovation center. This summit aims to bridge the Nordic food- and ag-tech industry with the US ecosystem investors, industry leaders, companies, and academia to pave the way for a sustainable, climate-concious food system globally. 
The Nordic-US Food Summit 2021 took place virtually over 3 days and successfully brought together 150+ unique attendees, 50+ speakers, 20+ partners, and 21 selected Nordic companies from Sweden, Finland and Iceland.

Comprehensive Pre-Arrival Program

Preparing for a successful US market entry

A pre-arrival package for all selected participating startups including Small Group Pitch Coaching, 1:1 Pitch Coaching, and a US Investor Climate as an International Company session.

The program is an official part of the event that runs during the month of October - helping companies prepare for and make the most out of their attendance at the summit.

November 1st: Site Visits and Networking

Site Visits 
  • Kitchentown
    Visit a 20,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility entirely dedicated to nourishing food innovation and scaling up food companies

  • ​​​​​​​MISTA
    Get immersed in a multi-dimensional innovation platform where leading experts, accelerators, incubators, and integrators work together to unleash opportunities across the entire food system

Networking Opportunies
  • Investor Happy Hour with Gullspång Re:food

    Get to know Gullspång Re:food's enduring investments in entrepreneurs eager to solve structural problems in the food system

  • Networking dinner at the Residence of the Honorary Consulate of Sweden in San Francisco

    Exclusive and intimate dinner at the Residence in the heart of San Francisco, bringing together the selected Nordic companies and key Nordic-US Food Summit partners

November 2nd: A Full Day at UC Davis

​​​​​​​Lunch at Plant Plower

Have a taste of California's 100% plant-based burgers, fries, and shakes that are here to disrupt the traditional fastfood game

UC Davis Ecosystem & International Soft-Landing Talk

Explore UC Davis Ecosystem, and get prepared to soft-land in the US as an international brand

UC Davis Tour 

Take a stroll around UC Davis' scenic campus where breathtaking greeneries and modern facilities intersect

AgStart Tour

Visit the Northern California-based accelelator for agriculture, food, and health entrepreneurs, and get connected with investors

​​​​​​​Investor & Industry Meetings

Engage with key investors and industry experts in California's Central Valley


Networking Reception ​​​​​​​

November 3rd: Nordic Talk & Panel Discussion

Opening Remarks with Will Rosenzweig, Faculty Advisor at the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley Haas; Co-founder and Chair at Plant Futures

Panel #1 | Regenerative Agriculture: Enabling a Climate-Conscious Future of Food

Explore how farming and grazing practices can contribute to reversing climate change

Panel #2 | Lab to Table: Disruption in Plant-Based Foods

Discuss current trends and innovations in the plant-based food game with

  • Lena Horvath, Investment Associate at Gullspång Re:food

  • Adrian Rodrigues, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Provenance Capital Group

Moderated by Gabe Youtsey, Chief Innovation Officer at University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Fireside Chat | Building a Successful International Food-Tech Brand

Get an inside scoop into the success factors for an international food-tech brand in the US

Nordic Talks

Immerse in a discussion with some of the brightest minds in the Nordics and their US counterparts who have a common motivation to share inspiration on how citizens can take concrete action on sustainability and address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with

  • Adrian Rodrigues, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Provenance Capital Group

  • Björn Öste, Founder Oatly & Good Idea Drinks

Networking Reception at UC Berkeley Chou Hall​​​​​​​

November 4th: Company Pitches & Keynote Discussion

Opening Remarks

Keynote | Biosolutions in the Nordics and the US

Discuss the rise of biotechnology in the US and how the Nordics can be part of this revolution

Company Pitches - Batch 1
  • Moving Floor AB (Automated cleaning of animal barns)
  • Improvin' (Food production environmental impact tracking platform)
  • Mycorena (Mycoprotein ingredient for alternative protein)
  • Agtira (Vertical and indoor cultivation systems)
  • Meal Makers (Digital wholesale marketplace)
Keynote | Future of Food with​​​ Björn Öste, Founder Oatly & Good Idea Drinks

Company Pitches - Batch 2
  • Responsible Foods (Sustainable healthy Icelandic snacks)
  • Bygg Foods (Plant-based milk)
  • GeoSilica Iceland (Health supplements from geothermal waters)
  • Aventure AB (Attractive foods with proven preventive properties)
  • ARWA Foodtech (Plant-based food products)
Panel Discussion | Work x Food: Alternate Governance Models in Food- & Ag-Tech

Discuss the recent movements in the alternate government space in agriculture

Fireside Chat​​​​​​​ | Scaling (Nordic) Food & Ag Businesses in the US

Learn how to strategically scale your food & ag businesses in the US

Investor/Accelerator Panel

Learn what US investors are actively looking for when promoting the shift to a sustainable, climate-conscious food system globally