Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, invites entrepreneurs and innovators to attend an engaging Innovation Conference with top DSM executives on November 1 – 3 2016 at DSM's North American headquarters in Parsippany, N.J.

This conference offers entrepreneurs unique insights into how corporate innovation and venturing organizations evaluate and work with startups.

Who should apply to attend?

DSM is interested in engaging with innovators and start-ups working on:

• Sugar reduction and natural alternative sweeteners

• Bio-preservation solutions for food and beverages

• Salt reduction and other natural taste modulation solutions

• Fermentation and enzymatic technologies for new ingredients

• Human nutrition applications containing alternative protein sources

Why apply to attend?

Attendees will learn how DSM pitches on our innovation focus areas and get updated on how DSM's due diligence and investment process works. DSM will share its evaluation criteria – invaluable information to start-ups and entrepreneurs looking to engage with large multi-nationals. Additionally, attendees will spend significant networking time with DSM executives and enjoy the benefit of free pre conference mentoring with Nutrition Capital Network and DSM mentors. Follow up after the conference can include everything from direct investment by DSM, to custom commercial arrangements.

This is the fourth in a series of what have been overwhelming successful partnership and innovation conferences by DSM and Nutrition Capital Network. Feedback from prior attendees has been positive and encouraging. Sanni Raju, CEO of Natreon Inc., who attended the 2014 Conference offered "the conference provided us with an excellent opportunity to have meaningful discussions with experts in sales and marketing, innovation, manufacturing, regulatory and venturing. Following the conference we closed a Series A round with DSM Venturing which has enabled Natreon to expand our clinical trials, sales and marketing effort and accelerate our revenue growth. In addition to the funding DSM has provided valuable advice on clinical trial design and international sales opportunities that continue to drive our future growth."

Don't Wait – Act Now

The process to apply to attend is simple and free. Complete the short application form before September 16, 2016.