Food Innovation and Foresight of Andean Crops in Peru and Colombia

Dissemination seminar of the project: “Native crops for a sustainable and innovative food futures in Peru and Colombia (PECOLO)”

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Time: Tuesday June 11, 2019 at 09.00–13.00

Venue: Turku School of Economics, Lecture hall Lähi-Tapiola (1st floor), Rehtorinpellonkatu 3, Turku

Registration: no later than 5 June via registration form

Programme as pdf


08.30 Registration

09.00 Opening the seminar:
Dr. Markus Granlund, Dean of Turku School of Economics
Dr. Juha Kaskinen, Director of Finland Futures Research Centre

Chair of the seminar: Dr. Juha Kaskinen

09.15 Part one: Examples of food research concerning Andean crops

  1. Functional Foods Forum, UTU, Professor Seppo Salminen
  2. Department of Biochemistry, UTU, Dr. Jukka-Pekka Suomela
  3. Faculty of Engineering, Universidad El Bosque (UEB), Kenneth Ochoa, Director of the Environmental engineering programme
  4. Department of Food Engineering and Agricultural Products, Faculty of Food Industries, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM), Professor Ritva Repo

11.15 Coffee break with snacks

11.30 Part two: Futures process for the development of innovation ecosystem of Andean crops in Peru and Colombia

  1. PECOLO project in a nutshell. Project Coordinator Hanna Lakkala, FFRC
  2. Case Colombia, UEB
  3. Case Peru, UNALM

12.30 Discussion

13.00 Farewell words, Dr. Juha Kaskinen