1st Food Oats Conference – ICC Members can register with early bird fee!

Food oat innovations to boost food system sustainability

The 1st Food Oats Conference will address the latest findings and innovations in oat based ingredient and food development, as well as the health impacts and consumer insights. The two-day conference on 8-9 June 2021 will take place as a live-streamed and interactive event, enabling online discussions with the presenters and on demand recording of the presentations.

ICC Members can benefit from an Early Bird Fee also after the deadline of the 7th of May.

Please find all the details on the conference website.

In case you have questions, you can contact the organizers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)!

Whole Grain Summit - Call for abstracts!

The 7th Whole Grain Summit "From Science to Global application" will be held as an online event and will allow interaction with whole grain experts from around the world.

The WGS2021 intends to seek ideas and ways to translate the available scientific and technological knowledge into application, resulting into an increase in availability of affordable and acceptable whole grain products in a diversity of markets. 

For this purpose, all stakeholders in the whole grains food chains are called to contribute, from plant and food scientists to health experts, food manufacturers and marketers, government regulators, communicators, focusing on the local and the international level.

Themes for this event include:

  • Nutrition & Health
  • Technology & Application
  • Consumers & Communication
  • Sustainability

Each session/theme has various topics of interest - view all the subtopics.

The call for abstracts is now open as well as the early bird registration.

Become a Sponsor of the Online WGS2021 view all the options!

Don’t miss your chance to showcase your research, to interact with your peers, to learn something new, to expand your network, to get inspiration for new ideas and solutions!

PhD scholarship open at the University College Cork

There is PhD scholarship now open in: Sustainable plant based beverage design improving the nutritional value through plant proteins and fibres

The University College Cork is looking for s PhD student with a great interest in sustainable food science. 

For more details click HERE

Free online WholEUGrain Summer School coming up soon!

The WholEUGrain project Consortium invites you to join a 3-days summer school on the 17th - 19th of May 2021, from 9.00 – 12.00 CET.

During the 3-days, you will get inspiring and up-to-date insight and knowledge on: how to establish and develop a national whole grain partnership, as well as the specific health benefits of whole grains – which emphasizes the importance of and the opportunities a whole grain partnership has to offer.

The summer school will be a combination of presentations, panel discussions, videos and Q&A sessions, building on experiences from Denmark, as well as the WholEUGrain partnering countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania and Slovenia.

After the 3-days, you will be able to critically apply and work with:

  • Why and when is a national whole grain partnership a good idea?
  • What are the prerequisites for a well-functioning partnership?
  • How do you communicate health benefits of whole grain?

For more details about the event and the EU project please read here.

Please register here - dealine is the 14.05.2021!

Invitation to host the Global Sorghum Conference in 2022 or 2023

After the success of the 2018 Global Sorghum Conference it was decided to form an International Sorghum Task Force (ISTF) to capitalize on the momentum generated by the previous conference and provide an organizing body for regular global sorghum conferences. The ISTF is a representative body for the global sorghum research community which is hosted by ICC.

The ISTF focusses on maintaining a high scientific standard and ensuring the continuation, further development, and success of the International Sorghum Conference in the future. For holding a conference of a global nature, on a crop that has important regional specificities in terms of constraints, uses, markets and stake-holders, the ISTF thinks it is important to put in place a structure to ensure that the conference is truly international and does not become too regionally specific and narrow in scope.

With this in mind, the ISTF is calling for expressions of interest from appropriately qualified organizations or consortia to hold the next Global Sorghum Conference in 2022 or 2023.

Check out all details in the invitation document and submit your Expression of Interest to the ICC Headquarters latest by 15. June 2021.

In case there are any questions, please feel free to contact us any time!