Conversations with the leading entrepreneurs, organizations, ecosystem builders, and investors designing and enabling new food solutions in Scandinavia. Hosted by Analisa Winther. More information at www.nordicfoodtech.io
Alchemist's Diego Prado on the R&D behind Holisitic Cuisine
Diego Prado is the Head of R&D at Alchemist Explore - the research and development arm of restaurant Alchemist focused on making new dishes and conducting scientific research on products and techniques that create future building blocks for gastronomy. Alchemist was founded in 2015 by Rasmus Munk and introduced a new approach to gastronomy called Holistic Cuisine, which looks at the whole instead of the parts. In this episode, we explore how the Alchemist brings artists, designers, engineers, researchers and chefs together to challenge food as we know it.
10:20 An intro to Holistic Cuisine 14:40 Restaurant Alchemist vs the R&D Test Kitchen 22:30 Academic papers as a foundation for new dishes 28:30 What food will look like in space 38:30 Eating invasive species from jellyfish to butterflies For more conversations, join our community on Instagram or check out other episodes on www.nordicfoodtech.io.
Carlsberg's Tenna Skov Thorsted on sustainability and the Together Towards Zero program
Carlsberg’s Together Towards Zero program consists of four major ambitions - ZERO carbon footprint, ZERO water waste, ZERO irresponsible drinking, and a ZERO accidents culture. Tenna Skov Thorsted leads Carlsberg Denmark’s sustainability efforts. Her job is to ensure that these targets are met and that they create value. Join us as Tenna shares how sustainability at Carlsberg works in practice and how they collaborate to get there.
4:00 The organizational structure of sustainability 6:30 The Together Towards Zero campaign 12:00 Where ideas come from 16:00 Examples around water and packaging 35:00 Carlsberg Research Laboratory For more conversations, join our community on Instagram or check out other episodes on www.nordicfoodtech.io. Your host, Analisa Winther, always appreciates hearing your feedback, thoughts, and key takeaways!
Nordic FoodTech Podcast Host Analisa Winther on how and why the show got started
The Nordic FoodTech Podcast spotlights individuals and organizations who are creating the future through food. In this episode, the Host and Creator of the podcast Analisa Winther is interviewed by radio and podcast personality Andreas Graulund. Listen in as Analisa explains how and why the show started, her background, common themes, how guests are chosen, and so much more.
8:10 How the podcast got started 12:00 The purpose of the show 16:00 How guests are chosen 22:30 Fostering collaboration and breaking down silos 30:00 Why every asked is asked the same 4 questions To get in touch with Analisa, connect on Instagram or LinkedIn.
Vivino Founder Heini Zachariassen on disrupting the wine industry with tech and community
Over 10 years ago, Heini Zachariassen and his co-founder Theis Søndergaard founded Vivino because they were frustrated by not knowing which wine to buy. Today, Vivino’s 50 million users can purchase nearly 13 million wines from around the world. The Vivino community has scanned over 1.6 billion wine labels, written 72 million reviews, and given 204 million ratings on 13.5 million bottles of wine. In this episode, Vivino Founder Heini Zachariassen shares the startup’s story of how they disrupted the wine industry.
6:30 How Vivino started 10:30 The first MVP - staying lean and frugal 16:15 The technology and community behind Vivino 30:30 The moment Vivino found product-market fit 40:00 Lessons in leadership For more conversations, join our community on Instagram or check out other episodes on www.nordicfoodtech.io. Your host, Analisa Winther, always appreciates hearing your feedback, thoughts, and key takeaways!
Nick's Ice Cream Founder Niclas Luthman on developing high-tech, good for you sweets
The story of Nick's begins in 2014, when a Swedish serial entrepreneur with a background in mechanical engineering was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. Niclas Luthman had to change his diet, but he still loved and craved sweets. This led to him tinkering around in the kitchen and creating a line of "better for you" snacks and sweets that have no added sugar, gluten, or palm oil. Nick's products involve an enormous amount of R&D. enabling them to achieve new food feats like offering an ice cream with 70% fewer calories than other leading brands. Nick's recently closed $30 million in funding, launched its ice cream in 4,000 stores across the US, and has expanded into 15 European markets. Tune in for this startup's how I built this story.
9:30 How Nick's started 17:00 Building every ingredient from scratch 23:00 The power of a good team in an emerging industry 32:00 Developing innovative products from science 42:00 Advice for scaling in Sweden vs the USA Share your feedback and thoughts or discover new episodes on Instagram @nordicfoodtech
C40 Cities Zachary Tofias on how a network of the world’s megacities is addressing climate change
The C40 network consists of 97 cities representing 700+ million citizens and one quarter of the global economy. The mayors of these cities are committed to delivering on the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement at the local level and C40 supports them in collaborating effectively, sharing knowledge and driving meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.
In today’s episode, I speak with Zachary Tofias who serves as the Director of the Food and Waste Program at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. We discuss the ins and outs of how C40 works, the power of cities to create change, why networks matter, how to spread good ideas, and examples of how cities are taking bold climate action.
2:30 What C40 is and how it works 7:40 Why cities can have big food system impact 11:15 How good ideas spread across cities 30:00 The big opportunity around food systems 36:00 How to establish a network Share your feedback and thoughts or discover new episodes on Instagram @nordicfoodtech.
Perfect food podcast in Scandinavia
Interesting, inspiring, and educational podcast. Big thumbs up!