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16 June 09:00 - 13:00Openlab

We believe that food, design and innovation is one of the most important keys to tackling societal challenges. Food engages people. Food is culture, business, health, climate, and urban living. Food is a way to innovate for a better society as a tool to explore the future of living and breathing.

If you are working with innovation and design connected to food, please join us for an Openlab Meet-up where we hope to connect actors within this sector and identify opportunities for challenge driven change. The event will include inspirational talks by leading food innovators from near and far, a short Design Thinking exercise to help identify challenges within the area, and a chance to meet and mingle within the food innovation and design community in Stockholm.


All you need to know

  • Date: 16 June
  • Time: 9:00-13:00
    • 11:00 to 12:00 - Challenge Exercise 
    • 12:00 to 13:00 - Lunch & Mingle
  • Place: Openlab
  • Address: Valhallavägen 79 - 3rd Floor
  • Cost: Free entrance, including light lunch
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Marius Robles
Reimagine Food

Marius is currently the CEO & Co-Founder of Reimagine Food, the world's

first disruptive center committed to the future of food. An ecosystem
whose focus is to rethink the world of food, cooking, agriculture and
the way we meet our food needs in the 21st century. To achieve this aim,
it brings together startups, top minds, major food/beverage/science
companies and investors, bridging the gap between those groups and
emerging, disruptive technology.

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Robert Ilijason

Robert Ilijason is a decision support expert with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has worked with companies such as TeliaSonera, Ericsson and IKEA. Recently, he went into business on his own and started an unmanned grocery store in Skåne Viken. Now he is expanding the concept as well as building the technology to make it possible for people around the world to the launch unmanned or semi-manned grocery stores.

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Johan Jörgensen
Internet of Food

Johan is currently the Interim Project Chairman/Project Leader at Internet of Food as well as the founder of Food Tech Discovery Day, Sweden’s first event bringing investors, entrepreneurs and the food sector together around the question of the digital future of food.

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Anna Hast

Anna is a Project Manager within the MatLust project, working with the MatVerk initiative. 

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Hans Naess

Hans works with the Innovation Pilot Program och Innovation Competition within the MatLust initiative MatVerk, in collaboration with his work at Gastronomiskasamtal.

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Joseph Michael
Stockholm Business Region

Joseph Michael is a project manager at Stockholm Business Region which is part of the City of Stockholm. Joseph’s focus is startups and tech – an area that has grown tremendously over the past few years in Stockholm. The City of Stockholm has high ambitions when it comes to innovation, sustainability and connectivity. In that context Joseph’s role is to further develop the city’s startup and tech ecosystem.

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