When & Where
Food+Tech Connect, Applegate & Luminary Labs
Food+Tech Connect is a media and research company building a network for innovators transforming the business of food. Through news, analysis and research, we help people identify and understand market needs, emerging technologies and successful business models. Through events, we connect the leading thinkers and doers from the worlds of food, agriculture, health and technology.
For more than 25 years, Applegate has been producing high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products. Natural can mean many things, but when Applegate says their products are natural, consumers are guaranteed that the meat inside is:
• Raised without antibiotics or hormones
• From animals fed a vegetarian or 100% grass diet and treated with humane animal standards
• Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
• Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives
Luminary Labs is an innovation consultancy focused on operationalizing innovation. We are passionate about helping our clients adopt, operationalize, and iterate continuously with the end goal of increasing relevancy to respond to changing economic, technological, and cultural conditions.
We are passionate about the intersection of food, health, and technology and have a particular interest in exploring how those living with diabetes may benefit from these points of connection. Our portfolio of work in this space includes helping shape Sanofi’s efforts to improve the lives of people with diabetes through innovative approaches, including the creation and launch of The DX, a digital space for stories of life and life with diabetes, as well as Data Design Diabetes, the landmark open innovation challenge.