Sigmundshall Innopark
Food Frontiers InnoDay

Technological solutions for the nutrition of tomorrow

November 28, 2019
10:00 AM
Event details

Overview Food Frontiers InnoDay

Date 28 November 2019 , 10:00am
Place K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH, Werk Sigmundshall, Tienberg 25, 31 515 Wunstorf


The moderation of the Food Frontier InnoDay will be done by Thorsten Giersch, Chief Editor Business of the Handelsblatt Media Group

InnoDay motto

"Bundling competencies for tomorrow's innovations"

innopark logo

Growing population figures, climate change and a worldwide change in consumer behavior are increasingly focusing on sustainable food security as an urgent challenge of our time.

What alliances need to be forged between industry, research and the start-up scene and what innovative business models promise success?

This is what we would like to discuss with you - from all angles of the industry; with interactive sessions; at a place that is to become a platform and home for tomorrow's innovation: Under the motto “Bundling competencies for tomorrow's innovations.”


Topics on InnoDay

Time Agenda

Registration & Networking



Agriculture of tomorrow – From the industry's perspective

Dr. Burkhard Lohr, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft


Nutrition 4.0 – Big Data & Alternative Sources of Protein

Dr. Bernd Althusmann, 

Minister of Economics, Labor, Transportation, and Digitalization, and Deputy Prime Minister of Lower Saxony

followed by

Discussion with Dr. Bernd Althusmann and Dr. Burkhard Lohr – moderated by Thorsten Giersch


Innovation site Sigmundshall – yesterday, today, tomorrow

Film and presentation of the trasnformation of the mine into an innovation hub for new approaches in agriculture and presentaiton of industry trends.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Gransee, K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH, Head of InnoLab
Jan-Michael Dierkes,
K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH, Head of Acceleration Cluster & Innopark Sigmundshall


Statements & Panel Discussion: Agriculture of the Future – An Industry in Transition

Status quo and innovations for efficient and resource-saving agriculture and smart farming with experts from research and practice.

Benjamin Kuschnik, Founder & Financial Director, Koa
Dr. Jörg Lichter, Head of Research, Handelsblatt Research Institute
Dr. Heinz Peters,
Agriculture Expert, Welthungerhilfe


Coffee break


AgTech – Start-ups meet Industry

Discussion of food and AgTech trends and innovation from all over the world. The focus will be on challnges of cooperation between start-ups and the industry and presentation of selcted best cases.

Borris Förster, Founding Partner FOODnext
Alexa Hergenröther, CEO of K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
Dr. Julia Koehn, CEO, PIELERS
Moderation: Eva Piepenbrock, Editorial management, f3 –


Food Discovery Tours

Guided tours and insights into the Sigmundshall site as well as innovative food trends visits to experience islands, etc.
- Microalgae
- Macroalge
- Aquaponic container
- Covering tailings piles / Brine Challenge

starting 2:45



Questions about Food Frontiers InnoDay?

Michael Wudonig
K+S Aktiengesellschaft
Michael Wudonig
Spokesman for corporate topics