Presentations and publications



  • June: Partners of the Connect4Action project recently published a systematic literature review in Trends in Food Science and Technology, focusing on factors influencing internal communication between market and technology experts within the new product development process. The paper entitled “Improving internal communication between marketing and technology functions for successful new food product development” is authored by Lina Fogt Jacobsen, Klaus G. Grunert, Helle Alsted Søndergaard, Bea Steenbekkers, Matthijs Dekker, and Liisa Lähteenmäki.

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  • 21 May: Connect4Action is holding an open workshop at the ISEKI Food Conference that will take place in Athens on 21-23 May 2014. The workshop is themed “Supporting dialogue for successful food innovations” and will be held at the President Hotel, Athens on Wednesday, May 21 2014, from 9:00 AM to 13:00 PM, followed by lunch.

    Click here to read the conference abstract.

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  • April 30 - May 1: The coordinator, Karin Zimmermann, was invited by the Nestlé Research Centre in Lausanne to talk about the project. She introduced the objectives of Connect4Action, followed by a more detailed explanation of the toolbox and trainings that have been developed throughout this project. 

    Click here to find more about the toolbox.


  • April 22-23: Connect4Action held an Academic Pilot Trainingin Bologna targeted at young academics (PhD students) with a background in food science and technology or consumer science. The theme of the training was "Improving communication between food technologists and consumer scientists during the food innovation process".

    The agenda can be found


  • March 13:Connect4Action held an Industry Pilot Training in Brussels targeted to food technologists, consumer scientists, and market researchers working in the industrial sector. The theme of the training was "Improved communication among key actors in the food chain".

    The agenda can be found


  • 4 March: Connect4Action project coordinator, Karin Zimmermann, talked about "The Paradigm Of Consumer Drive And Responsive Supply Chain In Relation To Food Innovation And Communication" at the Annual World Food Technology and Innovation Forum, in London.


  • 13-14 January: Connect4Action held a workshop entitled “Talking about Food Innovation” within the VégéConso Conference in Angers, France. The theme of the conference was "Consumer Perception and Expectations in Chain Management of Fruit and Vegetable Quality". The project coordinator, Karin Zimmermann, gave a keynote speech on the project and discussed about latest food innovation trends in Europe. In addition, Dora Lakner from LEI Wageningen presented a poster on the facilitation of communication between food technologists and consumer researchers in the novel food product development. Click here to read the conference abstract.

    Click here to have a look at the Connect4Action poster.
    Click here to read the conference abstract.


  • 6-7 June: Maddalena Ragona, Research Fellow at the University of Bologna, presented the preliminary results from the Delphi study carried out with Marian Raley and Lynn Frewer (University of Newcastle), and Siet Sijtsema (LEI Wageningen) at the AIEAA Conference "Between Crisis and Development: Which Role for the Bio-Economy" in Parma, Italy. The Delphi survey was helpful to identify the major barriers to, and the possible strategies for, an effective communication among key actors involved in food technology development. 

    Click here to have a look at the Connect4Action presentation.

    Click here to read the conference paper.


  • 26 February-1 March: Connect4Action presented a poster at the MoniQA Conference in Budapest, Hungary. The main focus of the conference was "Food Safety under Global Pressure of Climate Change, Food Security and Economic Crises". More than 200 participants from 50 countries attended the event.

    here to have a look at the Connect4Action poster.
    here to read the project summary which was published in the Conference Proceedings.