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The Smart Kitchen Summit is holding the inaugural European edition of its event on June 11-12 in Dublin at the Guinness Storehouse.

As the internet of things has gathered steam, its impact is being felt with myriad devices around the home and especially in the kitchen, creating the Internet of Food. The European edition of the conference – the first of its kind – is where tech, food, and appliances will converge to explore new business models, the roles of IoT, robotics, and AI in the kitchen and in the food sector, how we source food and recipes, and how it’s all changing in both professional and consumer settings.

For startups, there is an opportunity to network and show their work. The Startup Showcase is a platform where up to 10 food tech startups will have an opportunity to display their innovative new ideas in the kitchen in front of an audience of decision makers and investors from the industries.

Startups with a product ready to ship or a late-stage working demo are welcome to apply for an opportunity to display their work as SKS 2018. Applications are open now but close on April 15.

Several speakers are lined up for the event, from restaurateurs to investors and chefs to designers, including: David Cronström, head of strategy and ecosystems at Electrolux; Ben Harris, CEO of connected kitchen scale Drop, which has raised over $11 million; Angela Malik, chef and food entrepreneur at London Food Board; Thomas Mastrobuoni, CFO at food startup fund Tyson New Ventures; Devvret Rishi, associate product manager at Google; and Michela Petronio, research VP at Barilla/Blu1877.

The summit and sister editorial site The Spoon were first launched in the US in 2015 and founded by NextMarket analyst Michael Wolf. Tickets for the Dublin edition of the Smart Kitchen Summit are available now. Readers of Tech.eu get a 25% discount on tickets by using this link.