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Flavours of Tomorrow Festival, Singapore’s first alternative food festival, to bring the best of alternate food this January

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Flavours of Tomorrow Festival is redefining food by pushing the boundaries of Singaporeans’ gastronomic journey through the first-of-its-kind two-day food festival to be held on 20 and 21 January 2024 at Singapore Science Park. The festival will introduce a mouthwatering array of dishes that not only tantalise the senses but also drive a positive impact on the environment. Groundbreaking creations developed by the innovative minds of the local agritech, foodtech and food services industry will be showcased through an extensive list of activities including a sustainable food and retail market, engaging talks and workshops and many more. 

Flavours of Tomorrow Festival is a collaborative effort between CapitaLand’s Singapore Science Park, Innovate 360 and NUS Enterprise. Notable participating food companies include Shandi Global, Paan Kitchen, Kobashi, Oatside and Hegg. 

Some of the key highlights include: 

  • Sustainable food and retail market: A market that showcases sustainable food products from participating partners and attendees will be able to purchase and try these products first-hand.
  • Educational engagements: Attendees can immerse in engaging talks and workshops led by experts in plant-based nutrition, alternative protein creation, culinary arts, and sustainability, and get a deeper understanding of the benefits of consuming plant-based and alternative proteins.
  • Lucky Draw extravaganza: Stand a chance to win exclusive culinary experiences, 2D1N hotel stays, vouchers, and other surprises!

“NUS Enterprise is pleased to collaborate with Singapore Science Park on ‘Flavours of Tomorrow Festival’. As we continue to cultivate a vibrant deep tech ecosystem and community, this programme signifies our commitment to nurturing transformative solutions within the Foodtech sector. Through empowering start-ups and industry players, we aim to foster a resilient and sustainable future for global food systems,” said Mr Brian Koh, Director of Ecosystem Development, NUS Enterprise.  

Bringing sustainable food to the masses

The festival aims to break the inaccurate stereotypes that may exist among some, such as alternative proteins and meatless cuisine, which is mostly expensive, non-nutritive and unappetising. The festival partners and participating food companies will be curating an affordable menu exclusively for festival-goers that challenges these notions and aims to introduce a whole new cuisine to locals.

This is an important step towards moving Singapore towards a more sustainable food culture. With plant-based products typically costing 30% more and the limited ability to experiment with these products as they usually take the form of nuggets or patties, this presents a barrier for Singaporeans to transitioning to alternative protein or meatless cuisines. As such, there has been a 700% increase in the plant-based startup scene within the last 4 years and 60 alternative protein start-ups in Singapore currently, to address these barriers with the common goal of developing cheaper, sustainable and more nutritious food. 

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“The festival presents a vibrant melting pot of innovative entrepreneurs, each armed with their unique brand of deliciousness. These culinary trailblazers are championing sustainability like never before. They’re shaking up the industry, proving that you can have your cake and save the planet too. Join us in experiencing the excitement and creativity these startups bring to the forefront, as we collectively pave the way for a more sustainable and flavourful future,” said Sean Mak, Chief Operating Officer of Innovate 360.

Fostering sustainability, innovation and collaboration for global food security

The signs are that change is happening with Singaporeans showing love for plant-based food according to a recent study showing that the sustainable food trend has a 94% positive sentiment among Singapore consumers. 

To ensure food security, the Singapore Food Agency is working towards the “30 by 30 goal;” so the agri-food sector in Singapore becomes more inventive, productive, and sustainable, with at least 30% of the country’s nutritional needs coming from sustainable local sources by 2030. This is where events like the Flavours of Tomorrow Festival come in to encourage sustainability and innovation for food security in the coming years.

“As Singapore’s most established R&D and tech park, Singapore Science Park is dedicated to supporting companies in our ecosystem and facilitating progress in the wider science and tech community.  We are thus delighted to host the inaugural Flavours of Tomorrow Festival, connecting champions of Singapore’s sustainable food industry with one another and introducing their innovations to the public. By showcasing and promoting the local agritech, foodtech, and food services industries, we hope to encourage the wider consumption of sustainable food sources that will contribute towards building a more resilient food future for Singapore,” said Mr Tan Yew Chin, Chief Executive Officer of CapitaLand Development Singapore.

The Flavours of Tomorrow Festival is set to take place on the 20th and 21st of January 2024 between 10am – 8pm, at Teletech Park, Singapore Science Park 2, 20 Science Park Rd, Singapore 117674.

More information about the Flavours of Tomorrow Festival can be found here

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About CapitaLand Group (www.capitaland.com)

CapitaLand Group (CapitaLand) is one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups. Headquartered in Singapore, CapitaLand’s portfolio spans diversified real estate classes which include integrated developments, retail, office, lodging, residential, business parks, industrial, logistics and data centres. With a presence across more than 260 cities in over 40 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as its core markets, while it continues to expand in markets such as India, Vietnam, Australia, Europe and the USA.

Within its ecosystem, CapitaLand has developed an integrated suite of investment management and operating capabilities that supports its real estate businesses and platforms in building core competencies across the real estate value chain. With this full stack of capabilities, CapitaLand can optimise the strategies of its listed real estate investment management business CapitaLand Investment, and its privately held property development arm CapitaLand Development; to drive competitive advantage for its businesses.

CapitaLand places sustainability at the core of what it does. As a responsible real estate company, CapitaLand contributes to the environmental and social well-being of the communities where it operates, as it delivers long-term economic value to its stakeholders.

About Singapore Science Park (www.sciencepark.com.sg)

Singapore Science Park (SSP) is a technology and development centre located in the liveliest tech hub in Singapore. As one of the most prestigious Research & Development (R&D) addresses in Southeast Asia, SSP is home to over 350 laboratories, and MNCs, as well as global leading tech companies. Located within the Greater one-north, SSP is also part of the vibrant community together with notable neighbours such as the National University of Singapore (NUS), National University Hospital (NUH), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), CREATE Campus and one-north development cluster, driving home the community’s roots in technology and development.

About NUS Enterprise @ Singapore Science Park (https://enterprise.nus.edu.sg/supporting-entrepreneurs/nus-startup-runway/nus-enterprise-singapore-science-park/)

NUS Enterprise, as the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, plays a pivotal role in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship at NUS and beyond. NUS Enterprise @ Singapore Science Park is a partnership between NUS Enterprise and CapitaLand Development to spearhead Singapore’s first Deep Technology Hub in Singapore Science Park. By fostering a community of deep technology start-ups and connecting corporates to the talents, research capabilities, and technologies of NUS, it aims to cultivate and aggregate a vibrant tech ecosystem and community towards disruptive innovations.

About Innovate 360 (https://innovate360.sg/)

Innovate 360 is Singapore’s first food accelerator with facilities and venture capitalist, recognised as a technology partner by the Asia Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Policy Partnership on Food Security. It is an Accredited Mentor Partner (AMP) supported by Enterprise Singapore.

Today it helps and supports more than 180 local and global startups in the areas of Deep Tech, Agri Tech, Food Sustainability, and Health & Wellness. Innovate 360’s fund, the Asia Food Sustainability Fund empowers startups to create real impact. It invests in early-stage to series A startups that are Asian or Global Startups looking at Asia.

Additionally, Innovate 360 taps on the accelerator to help startups leverage their expertise and extensive global network of partners, successfully helping startups to grow and scale. The accelerator differentiates itself by its close connections to the market & industry. Startups get access to expertise, facilities, R&D support, grants, fundraising, mentorship, scaling up, global networks, and sales & distribution.

Flavours of Tomorrow Programme

Initiated by CapitaLand for Singapore Science Park, Flavours of Tomorrow is a movement that redefines the future of food. In partnership with NUS Enterprise and leading industry players, the programme aims to provide AgriFoodTech organisations and professionals with a comprehensive platform for growth.

The programme invites foodtech companies and industry players to participate, fostering engagement through industry conferences, workshops, and networking events held at Singapore Science Park.

The programme also invites the Singapore Science Park community to experience firsthand the latest innovations shaping the future of food and nutrition. The programme supports food innovators in raising public awareness and education by presenting the Singapore Science Park community as their focus group.

Delivered through multiple lunch-and-learn sessions and a two-day festival happening on the 20th and 21st of January 2024 in Singapore Science Park, the format combines brown-bag lunch and food tasting, allowing the participants to experience firsthand the latest innovations shaping the future of food and nutrition. 

Participating foodtech companies include Shandi Global, Hegg, Kosmode Health, The Berry Spot, Thoughtful Food and Curated Culture.


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