AgTech and FoodTech events

MIT educated Israeli AgTech entrepreneurs fighting global warming

The Covid-19 pandemic in concert with global warming and the increased pace of our ecosystem degradation should be recognized as a watershed moment that will urge us to rebuild a new food security system to secure food availability around the world.  MIT, as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, and it’s alumni have been developing new ways to overcome these global…

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Open Call for Transformative Agtech Solutions to Support Morocco’s Generation Green 2020-2030 Strategy

The AgriTech4Morocco Innovation Challenge is seeking motivated innovators driven by a passion for positively disrupting Morocco’s agriculture and food sectors through the next generation of agtech. Applicants should submit innovations of a product or service (technology, methodology, practice) at a proof-of-concept or minimum-viable-product stage and must address at least one of the pre-selected priority areas including climate risk adaptation, value chains efficiency, capacity building, financial…

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Cultivate Tomorrow Pitch Day

Cultivate Tomorrow is a grassroots initiative launched by students from MIT, Northwestern, Yale, UW Madison, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UVM, and Ohio State University. The Founder and Director is Jasmin Kern, currently an undergraduate senior at MIT studying Chemistry with a focus on Food and Agriculture. Other organizers include PhD candidates in Biochemistry and Food Sciences, as…

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Webinar series: Industrial challenges in AgTech & new startup technologies

RootCamp is organizing a series of 4 webinars about relevant topics that are shaping the innovation scene in the agtech industry: robotics, digitalization, circular economy and soil health. Join the panel discussion and get to know from experts, corporate partners and startups the latest status and newest trends on these topics. The webinars are organized in collaboration with DLG e.V. –…

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Opportunities for the Asian Hemp and CBD Industry: What Lies Ahead?

The medical cannabis market in the Asia Pacific is valued at USD 3.75 billion in 2021 and projected to reach USD 11.49 billion by 2026, forecasted to hike at a decent rate of 25.13%. Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize the production, import, and export of cannabis for medical purposes in 2018. Recently, the government also…

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MassChallenge: Contest to connect with agrifood multinationals

In 2020, a group of leading global food manufacturers and producers partnered with MassChallenge to find and collaborate with startups, so that together, they could help feed the planet sustainably. Over 800 startups have applied to the challenge, 125 being connected to our partners. Of these, over half were involved in follow up with our partners. In 2021-22, we opened up the…

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Anuga HORIZON: Koelnmesse to launch new innovation platform for the food industry in 2022

Triad comprising of exhibition, conference and experience creates a new form of trade fair experience. The already dynamic environment of the food and beverage industry has been undergoing significant change for many years, which has been further boosted by the pandemic. In order to do justice to the arising need for new solutions, Koelnmesse has developed a new hybrid event,…

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THRIVE Innovation Series: Spotlight on Israeli AgTech solutions with GrowingIL

Join GrowingIL and SVG Ventures | THRIVE for an upcoming webinar, showcasing disruptive Israeli Agtech solutions in smart irrigation and robotics catered for the US market. The event will take place virtually on Wednesday November 17, 2021 at 9:00am PDT. 8 Israeli startups will pitch live to an audience of agri-food and innovation stakeholders including entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, agribusiness leaders, farmers / producers, academics, researchers,…

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Cultivate Tomorrow

Registration open until November 1st for Cultivate Tomorrow, the first US hackathon focused solely on cellular agriculture and cell cultured food

Students from MIT, UC Davis, Northwestern, OSU, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and numerous other academic institutions have launched Cultivate Tomorrow, a cellular and acellular agriculture hackathon to connect academia and industry. Marilyn McNamara, Director of Business and Product Development at Matrix Meats, believes that “The obstacles in our way are huge, and require a consistent influx of bright, young talent to overcome. I’m…

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Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge: Call for innovative solutions in the agri-food tech space

The Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge is seeking innovators driven by a passion for solving challenges in the agri-food sector by utilizing or conserving agrobiodiversity. As part of the 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress, November 15-18, 2021, in Rome, the Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge will recognize new products, services, and best practices that can help farmers, consumers, and food companies increase production effectiveness, competitiveness,…

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Radicle Growth and UPL team offer investments up to $1.25M to support start-ups solving the world’s Ag and Food Tech problems

Forget the traditional view of farming as an industry wedded to production measures of the past. Today, the world is stepping into the era of modern farming with the advent of cutting-edge technologies and inventive strategies. From reducing emissions to increasing productivity and altering diets, there are many changes on the horizon for the agricultural industry. And when these changes…

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Why the Netherlands? With Willicroft, Farmforte and OostNL

On September 14 (4pm CET), ScaleUpNation is hosting a webinar on why innovative companies around the world choose the Dutch market to expand their business. We’ve invited 3 speakers to share their expertise from different perspectives – both as scale-up CEOs, and as the local partner: Brad Vanstone, founder and CEO of WillicroftCharles Ojei, director of FarmforteHilco Beeks, Food&Health advisor at OostNL We’ll moderate a discussion on…

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THRIVE Europe Challenge Finalists

10 finalists selected to compete in THRIVE Europe Challenge!

The THRIVE Europe Challenge is a pitch program for startups solving problems of the European agrifood industry and aligned to the goals of the European Green Deal, specifically the Farm to Fork Strategy and the U.N. SDG’s. The winning startup will be selected for global recognition and a place in the final Pitch Competition of award-winning Global THRIVE Accelerator Program. Selected…

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Agri-Tech Hackathon aims to kick-start safety innovations for autonomous agricultural vehicles

Agri-EPI Centre, in partnership with Hands Free Farm, are running a Hackathon event challenging technological innovators to “hack” a solution to the increasing challenges and complexities of the safety of autonomous agricultural vehicles. With new and emerging technologies driving innovations in various sectors worldwide, agriculture in particular stands to benefit from technology that can alleviate issues such as labour shortages…

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The Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka team is looking for Ag and FoodTech startups to run PoCs with leading corporate partners in Japan!

Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka is an equity- and fee-free remote program for growth-stage startups to accelerate their market entry and business development in Japan. It has opened the applications for startups to pilot their technology with multi-billion dollar companies and receive hands-on support in Osaka, Japan’s second largest city. Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka is sponsored by 7 leading Japanese corporations: Hankyu Corporation, Dentsu, JR West, JT, The Yomiuri…

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Land & Grow Part 2: The China Agri-Tech Opportunity

In collaboration with 8 Hours Ahead, The British Embassy China (Foreign & Commonwealth Office/Department for International Trade) and the Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology, Agri-EPI Centre is hosting a second webinar exploring agri-tech export opportunities in China. For UK AgTech & Innovation C-Suites who wish to better understand the Chinese agri-tech market, or explore opportunities to export their solutions to the…

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Join Foodland Ventures on July 22nd for The Food Tech Demo Day

As the first foodtech-focused accelerator & fund in Taiwan, Foodland Ventures is dedicated to building a global ecosystem of foodtech founders, investors and industry partners. For our accelerator first batch, 6 companies operating across APAC and North America will showcase their business plans and future expansions. The batch includes startups in the categories of cloud kitchen, restaurant automation, in-store restaurant…

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The Lexicon Launches an International Storytelling Initiative to Share the Story of Biodiversity Around the Globe

Petaluma, CA — The Lexicon, a North America-based NGO that creates collective impact campaigns to address food system challenges, announces “Reawakened Foods” an international storytelling initiative, in partnership with the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. Over 30,000+ edible plants can support global diets, yet over half the world’s plant-based nutrition comes from just three crops. This threat to global…

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