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The First “Sustainable Food Camp” to Connect Asian Food Tech Companies with Japanese Companies without Borders

The First “Sustainable Food Camp” to Connect Asian Food Tech Companies with Japanese Companies without Borders

On February 16 – 17th, Creating New Food Standards under the theme “2050, where our Food goes”

Sustainable Food Asia will hold the Sustainable Food Camp 2023 on February 16 – 17 th “RekaScape” in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, a kick-off event where Southeast Asian food tech companies and Japanese companies will come together as one team to solve global issues related to food through business. The main theme of SFC2023 is “2050, where our Food goes.”

Sustainable Food Asia Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Satoshi Umino; hereinafter referred to as “SFA”), which is engaged in research and development of sustainable foods in cooperation with Southeast Asian companies, will hold an event “Sustainable Food Camp 2023 (hereinafter referred to as “SFC2023″)”. at a start-up incubation facility located in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, on February 16 – 17th, 2023. More than 20 Southeast Asian companies and Japanese companies such as Ajinomoto Co., Inc., MUFG Bank, Euglena Co. Ltd., and ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. have already decided to participate.

The main theme is “2050, where our Food goes”. The program will include panel discussions, round tables with several key themes related to food, and tasting sessions of food ingredients and dishes researched and developed by participating companies. The final event will be a business concept discussion and pitch to realize the future that the participants are aiming for.

Starting with the inaugural SFC2023, SFA aims to create new co-creation and collaboration that transcends corporate boundaries, enabling participants to take the first step toward solving problems.

We welcome requests from the press to interview SFC2023 and participating companies and to send materials.

[Event Overview]

Event Name: Sustainable Food Camp 2023 (SFC2023)
Organizer: Sustainable Food Asia Co., Ltd.
Co-organized by: Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Dates: February 16 and 17, 2023
Theme: “2050, where our Food goes”
Venue: RekaScape
Address: Persiaran Apec, Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Event Page: https://sustainablefood.camp/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SusFoodAsia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sustainablefoodasia

Program (tentative): 


Panel discussion on “2050, where our Food goes”
Tasting of food products and services provided by participating companies
One-minute pitch by participating companies
Roundtable discussion on key themes related to food that will lead to the creation of the future and the resolution of issues.

<Day 2>

Discussion and pitching of business concepts beyond the boundaries of the participating companies

* The program is subject to change without notice. Please contact us for the latest program information.


[Purpose of the Event] To Create a New Standard for Food that is Kind to the Earth and Our Bodies

According to a United Nations summary, the world's population is expected to grow to nearly 10 billion in 2050, and it is a global challenge that the sustainable supply of food for that many people to live healthy lives. Currently, many food tech startups are being created in Singapore, Malaysia, India, and other Asian areas to support the sustainable food industry.

SFA has decided to hold the SFC with the aim of building a foundation for a sustainable food industry that will lead to the next generation by combining the new materials created by these startups with the technologies possessed by Japanese companies. By leveraging the strengths of major companies and startups, and by sharing the visions and perspectives of all involved, we aim to create a venue for new relationships that will lead to the start of business co-creation and joint development.

SFA plans to hold SFCs in ASEAN countries on a regular basis, with the aim of creating a movement in which Southeast Asia and Japan can work as one team to solve food issues in Asia, and eventually the world.

 [Asian food tech companies to participate (as of Jan. 20, in alphabetical order)]

Algrow Biosciences Pte. Ltd. Development of ingredients with sustainable and nutritious microalgae.
Bajo Foods Pvt. Ltd. (Lo! Foods) Development of low-carb products.
Blucyles Private Limited. Subscription-type low-carbohydrate diet (Keto Diet) delivery service in India.
Brella Development of chocolate for women health.
Dietrics Pte. Ltd. Development of nano functional food ingredients such as nanocellulose to reduce fat absorption.
Drinksachi Pte. Ltd. Converting by-products of food production into the world's first soy whey alcohol beverage.
ecologgie Inc. Produce crickets from food loss and improve low-income households through partnerships with insect farmers in developing countries.
Fan Japan Inc. Overseas expansion of Japanese traditional products mainly in Malaysia.
ImpacFat Pte. Ltd. Development of fish fat that is filled with omega-3, in an animal-free, environmental-friendly manner.
Innovate 360 Pte. Ltd. Food accelerator with facilitiesand venture fund.
Insectta Pte. Ltd. Farming black soldier fly on an urban insect farm and develop pet feed and organic plant fertilizers.
Ira Noah Pte. Ltd.  Development of Halal compliant plant-derived meat using jackfruit.
Kombynation Co. Pte. Ltd. Development of gut-friendly kombucha using proprietary fermentation technology.
Latheacond Technologies Pte. Ltd. Development of next-generation vacuum containers.
Life Origin Sdn. Bhd. Feeding black soldier fly larvae as pet feed and supplying feed mills.
Malaysian Institute of Food Technology Non-profit professional body of technologists, educators and individuals related to food science and technology.
Nomatech Sdn. Bhd. Development of low-glycemic red and white rice.
PT Klik Eat Indonesia (foodspot) Catering delivery service “Foodspot” in Indonesia.
Qarbotech Sdn. Bhd. Development of plant growth stimulants that improves photosynthetic efficiency.
Save a Crust Pte. Ltd. (CRUST Group) Development of upcycled products using food loss.
Soynergy Pte. Ltd. Development of nutrient-rich okara.
Star Consulting Japan Inc. Support for food-related companies entering the Vietnamese market.
Toy Medical Co., Ltd. Development and manufacturing of health foods, medical devices, and medical silicone.
Umami Meats Pte. Ltd. Cultivation of seafood meat using seafood cells.
WelNuts Sdn. Bhd. Manufacturing of fresh, healthy and delicious snack food.


 [Partners (as of Jan. 20, in alphabetical order)]

Ajinomoto Co., Inc
Euglena Co., Ltd.
ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

* Participating companies and partner companies are still being recruited. Please contact us for the latest information.


[We welcome your requests for interviews and other information]

Please send your requests to: [email protected] 
– Interviews for the SFC2023 event
– Sending of a detailed report on SFC2023
– Interviews with startups to participate in SFC2023, etc.

<Company Profile>

Sustainable Food Asia Co., Ltd. was established as a joint venture between CarpeDiem Co., Ltd. and Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. to support new business development and alliance with the aim of solving social issues through business, with the vision of “creating a new standard of food that is friendly to the earth and human body”. We collaborate with Japanese and Southeast Asian companies to research, develop, manufacture, import and support alliances of sustainable foods. As its own service, it operates “Howdy,” a burrito brand that also uses sustainable ingredients. In November 2022, the company was the first in Japan to develop and launch a menu using “fruit meat,” a new ingredient derived from jackfruit.

Company Name: Sustainable Food Asia Co., Ltd.

Location: 3-11-8 B1F, Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

CEO: Satoshi Umino 

Established: January 17, 2022

Shareholders: CarpeDiem Co., Ltd., Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.

URL: https://www.sustainablefoodasia.com/