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Innovate to Nourish:
Zero Hunger Workshop

April 23 and 24



Innovate to Nourish - Multisectoral Workshop to Achieve SDG 2: Zero Hunger

Hosted by Blendhub with support of the World Food Programme HZero Innovation Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean and Siemens Colombia. An open innovation workshop to connect multi-sectorial stakeholders for co-creation of sustainable agri-food solutions. With the aim to facilitate strategic collaboration between supply- and demand-side actors including a locally owned roadmap to catalyze inclusive innovation and impact. Seeking to generate partnerships around customized food production for better nutrition. Biodiversity- and climate-smart. Locally owned.

Join us in Bogotá, Colombia, April 23-24 for the 'Innovate to Nourish' workshop, co-hosted by Blendhub and the World Food Programme HZero Innovation Hub. Drive progress towards SDG 2: Zero Hunger through strategic collaboration among academia, government, civil society, private sector, startups, agriculture, and nutrition.  Innovatetonourish

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08:00 – 09:00            Registration and Meet & Greet Coffee

09:00 – 09:10            Welcome by Blendhub and supporting partners Victor Nuñez Espinosa,

                        Corporate Development Managing Director Blendhub

09:10 – 09:20            Objectives with Moderator & Senior Food Scientist Mary Luz Olivares Tenorio

09:20 – 09:35            Opening Remarks- Dr. Andreas Blüthner 

09:35 –10:00             Keynote Remarks with WFP Colombia Deputy Country Director, Dr. Kemel Ghotme                                                       Associate Professor at UniSabana, and MOH, Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar                                                           Familiar (TBC)



10:00 10:45            High Level Multisectoral Panel on Inclusive Innovation for Biodiversity & Nutrition                                                           including Dr. Stefan Schmitz of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and Felipe García-                                                         Cardona of the Humboldt Institute

10:45 – 11:15            Coffee & Innovation Display Dialogues

11:15 – 12:15            Partnership Pitch Session hosted by WFP’s HZero Innovation Hub with local and regional                                          startups and changemakers (comprised of 3-5 minutes).


12:15 – 14:00            Networking Luncheon

14:00 – 14:45            World Café Innovation Spaces – Interactive Sessions

15:45 – 16:15            Round 1: What do you bring to the table; Round 2: What is your need as an organization;

16:15 – 16:45            Round 3: What are the gaps in the nutrition landscape

16:15 – 16:45            Networking Coffee

16:45 – 17:00            Opportunity Scoping for Impact and Investments, moderated by Dr. Andreas Blüthner

17:00 – 19:00            Closure of Day 1, outlook on follow-up process Co-creation lounge and network space                                             with cocktails.



07:50 –08:00              Bus shuttle loading & departure from COSMOS 100 Hotel + Convention Center 

09:30 –10:00              Arrival and Networking Coffee 

10:00 –12:00              Blendhub Facility Tour, Idea and Project Scoping, Q&A 

12:00 –13:00              Standing Networking Lunch

13:00 –14:30              Dialogue learning and cocreation of food as a service projects and Follow-up 

                                         Opportunity with Dr. Andreas Blüthner and our Expert

14:30                             Moderator Closeout 


The speakers


Experience the power of innovation at the 'Innovate to Nourish' workshop in Bogotá, Colombia. Mark your calendars for April 2

Expert Moderator

Dr. Mary Luz Olivares Tenorio

Senior Food Scientist & Health, Nutrition and Applications lead at Cenipalma.

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Senior Partnership Advisor

Dr. Andreas Blüthner

Former Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Nutrition Director

Founding Director Dr. Blüthner & Partner

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Calling all changemakers! Bogotá awaits you on April 23-24 for the 'Innovate to Nourish' workshop, a collaborative effort by

Keynote Speakers Include


Join us in Bogotá, Colombia, April 23-24 and be part of the solution to Zero Hunger. Explore innovative strategies at the 'In

Dr. Kemel Ghotme

Director of Transnational Neuroscience Research Lab at Unisabana

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Keynote Speakers Include

Dr. Stefan Schmitz

Global Crop Diversity Trust Executive Director

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Embark on a journey of innovation and collaboration in Bogotá, Colombia, April 23-24. Together, let's work towards SDG 2: Zer


Victor Nuñez Espinosa

Welcome by Blendhub

Víctor Nuñez Espinosa

Corporate Development Managing Director Blendhub

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COSMOS 100 Hotel + Convention Center

Ac. 100, Bogotá, Colombia

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Our HumanResilience Initiatives

Up to three billion individuals worldwide face nutrient deficiencies, with more than 800 million grappling with hunger. This crisis of hunger and malnutrition leads to significant physical suffering, escalates healthcare costs, diminishes educational achievements, and lowers workforce productivity—particularly in nations and among populations with low and middle incomes in the Global South.

Blendhub is operating a multi-awarded Food-as-a-Service business model designing food products containing powder-based food ingredients and with a purpose of contributing meaningfully to the advancement of food security, nutrition, and overall human resilience, anywhere in the world.


Our Human Resilience Initiative (HRI) forges connections between regenerative and sustainable farming practices, supply clusters that are both climate- and biodiversity-conscious, manufacturers of healthy and nutritious ingredients, and stakeholders committed to making affordable, nutritious food accessible to at-risk populations, especially youth and women. We advocate for the creation of multi-sector partnerships that foster a sustainable, inclusive, and people-centered domestic food production ecosystem.


We cater a range of digitally hosted recipes ranging from classical ready-to-use therapeutic and supplementary foods, rich in valuable nutrients, to locally adapted versions and newly co-created foods perfectly blending local preferences, taste and ingredients to serve local needs, culture and taste.


Join us in driving co-owned solutions for a world without hunger.

Be part of the change—let's collaborate to build a more sustainable and inclusive future.

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