University of California, Santa Cruz Workshop

The FoodTech Challenge Team held a workshop at University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, where we introduced over 20 students to global trends in food security and the UAE’s efforts towards achieving a food secure world. The workshop was followed by an exciting panel discussion with UC Santa Cruz students, professors, and pioneering entrepreneurs, including:

  • Sue Carter, Professor of Physics, Narinder Kapany Professor of Entrepreneurship, Provost for the Rachel Carson College, Associate Dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development, UC Santa Cruz, Co-founder of Soliculture
  • Glenn Alers, Co-founder of Soliculture
  • Brandon Mee-Lee, UC Santa Cruz student & Co-founder of Autoponics
  • Ashley Bae, PhD student, Environmental Studies, and early stage startup founder, UC Santa Cruz


University of California, Santa Cruz, United States of America

Date & Time

6 December 2019


The FoodTech Challenge at Gulfood 2020

16 - 20 February 2020

The FoodTech Challenge team is proud to partner with Gulfood 2020, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition with over 5000+ global exhibitors. We are involved in many activities – keynote speeches, panel discussions (details coming soon) – during the 5-day event. We invite you to join, network with industry leaders, and learn more about food innovation in the Middle East.