Commercial Partners

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2019 Commercial Partners

Black Swan Data

Black Swan Data’s mission is to enable companies to be more decisive, act at speed and get to market first.  They achieve this by scientifically predicting consumers’ future needs, wants and desires through the application of AI to the world’s largest record of actual thought and behaviour - the internet.

Centric Software

Gain transparency & product lifecycle efficiency with Centric PLM

Food and beverage companies face the same challenges encountered by consumer goods, fashion and retail businesses: getting more products to more markets, faster. But how can you achieve that without compromising on quality?

If you want to achieve better visibility at every stage of product development, connect teams seamlessly in real time and streamline quality control, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions can support your digital transformation. PLM is the backbone technology that drives all product-related activities from concept to retail, providing an up-to-date 'single source of truth' for product data.

Centric Software's modern and mobile PLM solutions enable food brands and retailers to juggle licensed and own-brand product development, handle complex supply chain arrangements and product co-creation with suppliers, satisfy tight retail deadlines, localize labeling to comply with regulations such as INCO (Information to Consumers) and digitize testing and quality data. Say goodbye to error-filled spreadsheets and thousands of emails!

Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to retail, consumer goods, fashion, footwear, outdoor and luxury companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals. Meet us to discover why 300+ companies trust Centric PLM to support 850+ brands, including Modern Gourmet Foods, Auchan, E.Leclerc and Big Lots.


FutureBridge combines research, advisory and technology adoption expertise to provide active insights on technologies, markets, regulations & future of industries. We work with global organizations who are seeking or challenged by change.

For the Food & Nutrition industry participants our Industry Insider Membership Program provides on-demand, proactive, strategic and execution insights on technology and business model transforming the food and beverage ecosystem, encompassing sourcing and ingredients, processing and packaging, and consumer experiences.

FutureBridge engages with Food & Nutrition ecosystem by tracking evolving technological trends and challenges that are becoming increasingly critical for players across the food, beverage and nutrition value chain. These trends include those that target ingredients and sourcing (such as Precision Agriculture and Alternative Proteins), transform production and packaging (such as Industrial Manufacturing Innovations), and deliver novel consumer experiences (such as Clean Labelling and Personalised Nutrition). Using an extensive range of tools, intelligence, and analysis we provide deep-dive insights that contextualize the future of a trend and the impact of these demand-side changes on the food & nutrition industry.


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GNT Group

With our EXBERRY® brand we are the global market leader in Coloring Foods. The brand is synonymous with high-performance color solutions based on the most natural concept of coloring food with food. EXBERRY® concentrates are manufactured from fruit, vegetables and edible plants using only gentle physical methods such as chopping, boiling and filtering. The brand provides the widest range on the market, comprising more than 400 shades. It is suitable for practically all food and drink, including confectionery, dairy and bakery products, soft and alcoholic beverages and savory applications. The concentrates are valued worldwide for their ease of use, brilliance, performance and the complete vertical integration of the supply chain, which ensures full traceability, price and stock stability. In applying EXBERRY® products, manufacturers are assured to receive highly professional support ranging from strategic product development to production integration and regulatory advice. EXBERRY® is the favored color solution used by more than 1,400 food and beverage companies including the leading food and beverage producers in the world.


IPOSOL is an innovative salt solution naturally made of water and sea salt, which through a physical process maintains the flavour of the salt but with a significantly lower sodium level.

- The innovative element of IPOSOL is the high exaltation of taste without the use of any chemical additive.
- IPOSOL can replace the traditional salt in all its uses. 
- IPOSOL is available in IBC container suitable for industrial processes such as preparation of product low in sodium.
- IPOSOL is produced in Denmark. 

If you wish to hear more about possible salt reduction in your industry, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Lux Research

Innovate Smarter & Grow Faster

Lux Research is a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory solutions, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. A pioneer in the research industry, Lux uniquely combines technical expertise and business insights with a proprietary intelligence platform, using advanced analytics and data science to surface true leading indicators. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, Lux clients are empowered to make more informed decisions today to ensure future success. 

Analysis you trust. Opinions you rely on. Make better decisions, faster. 

For more information visit, connect on LinkedIn, or follow @LuxResearch.


Lycotec Ltd is a Cambridge biotech and foodtech company, based in the UK. It is focusing on development and commercialisation of its bio-medical platform technologies, which can be applied in nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, functional / medical food and beverages.  Eureka’s Eurostars Programme ranked the company at the highest tier of best European Innovation Companies. Lycotec’s developed a number of best-in-class nutraceutical and functional chocolate products, including World’s first beauty chocolate Esthechoc, which are already on the market.Lycotec is seeking licensing out partnership with the industry and investment for company growth.

Business model of Lycotec is:
- licensing out its IP, clinically validated product prototypes and  technologies,
- income generation for technology transfer and new product development.


Natra is a Spanish multinational and one of the leading European producers of chocolate confectionery and cocoa products for private label and other food companies. Natra’s consumer product division produces countlines, chocolates and Belgian truffles, slabs and spreads that are sold in 91 countries on the five continents. Its industrial product division supplies cocoa products (mainly powder, butter and chocolate couverture) for other food industries.

Around 75% of the company’s turnover is generated outside Spain.

The company has six production plants in Spain, Belgium, France and Canada and permanent commercial presence in Europe, Canada, USA and Asia.

Oakland Innovation

Profile coming soon.

Omron Electronics Ltd

Omron Corporation is a global automation player with over $6.5 Billion in sales turn-over and present in over 150 locations world-wide. Our product portfolio covers machine control, sensing, quality inspection, machine safety, fixed and mobile robotics as well as panel control devices. Our aim is to continuously improve your business through responding to market challenges experienced in the food and beverage sector. Omron’s products and services increase factory safety, improve product quality, protect brand reputation and assist producers to introduce more sustainable business practices.


Founded in 1990, Selerant Corporation is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and consulting services in the food and beverage industry. Our DevEX enterprise PLM software solution addresses the complete end-to-end product development and compliance needs of food manufacturers. With primary operating regions in New York, NY, Milan, Italy, and Shanghai, China, and offices around the world, Selerant has a large global presence to meet the needs of our customers. Our DevEX PLM solution optimizes business processes and leverages an organization’s knowledge—leading to a significant competitive advantage for new product development and product management. Selerant Corporation also provides business process analysis, system design, business process engineering, implementation, training and support services through our world-class, professional services organization. Selerant takes complete ownership of our PLM projects, and leverages best practices from our customers successful implementations to facilitate rapid deployment and technology adoption. In addition to our DevEX PLM solution, our Selerant Compliance Cloud subscription service offers the latest in regulatory legislation and compliance information for over 100 countries throughout the world.

Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to realize innovation. With over 140,000 customers worldwide, Siemens PLM Software works with companies of all sizes to transform the way ideas come to life, the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

Sinfo One

Sinfo One is a leading player in the IT industry, with more than 30 years’ experience in designing and implementing ERP integrated solutions connected to Business Intelligence, Performance Management and Product Lifecycle Management. We operate in different industry sectors offering extensive knowledge and diverse expertise gained over the years. However, because of our vast experience in the Food & Beverage industry, we offer a distinctive value to firms operating in this sector, which account for 70% of our customers. We provide our customers system integration, consultancy and outsourcing services, offering a unique blend of competencies in IT, business and process management. We engender a partnership with our customers and help them to optimize processes, to enhance the innovation capacity, to gain a competitive advantage implementing the right IT solution. Sinfo One is Oracle Gold Partner, that obtained the Oracle EMEA Award in 2010, and the Enterprise PLM Partner Excellence Award in 2013. Amadori (Italy), Gruppo Cremonini (Italy), KP Snacks (UK), Intersnack (Germany), Labeyrie (France), Rana (Italy), Tönnies (Germany), to name just a few, are customers who have chosen and trust Sinfo One. Visit us at our booth for more information. Our colleagues will gladly show you our ERP, PLM, BI and EPM solutions.


SpecPage with headquarters in Switzerland and branch offices in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Sweden, Slovakia and the United States is a leading vendor of integrated software solutions and online catalogs for the food and beverage industry. Kellogg’s, Subway, Lindt, Dr. Oetker, Mondelēz, Develey, Nestlé Wagner, Campbell Soup, R&R Ice Cream, OSI, Zeelandia and Glanbia, to name just a few, are well-known customers who use the innovative and user-friendly software solutions from SpecPage to successfully manage the special and complex aspects of product development in the global competition for attractive products. With expertise in food law, the company offers turnkey product data management tools for master data and recipe as well product lifecycle management with integrated GDSN interface, simplifying compliance with global labeling requirements. In addition to its standardized software solutions, SpecPage offers master data capturing services and audits.


Tessella, Altran World Class Center for Analytics, is an international data science, analytics and AI technology consulting services provider. We partner with our clients to build exceptional digital business capabilities that connect people and data intelligently. With nearly four decades of hard-won experience across a range of industries, we are uniquely prepared for your toughest challenges.


Ÿnsect is a young French company that leads the global field in farming insects and turning them into premium, high-value ingredients. Founded in 2011, it aims to make insects a major, first-class ingredients in feed, food and plants, such as ŸnMeal proteins, that offer significant health benefits through state-of-the-art industrial facilities attuned to natural ecosystems, offering a natural, long-term solution to growing global demand for protein. The company draws on pioneering proprietary technology protected by 25 patents to develop "farm-hills" (Fermilières®), which are low-footprint vertical farms used for Molitor breeding. Since its inception, Ÿnsect has attracted investment of more than $175 million. It now employs 105 people in France, runs a demo unit in France that has been operating since 2016 where technology has been developed and is laying the foundations for international expansion