Intesa Sanpaolo is seeking new technology startups in the Food and Beverage industry for the 2018 edition of its international acceleration platform StartUp Initiative. Examples of target applications, better still through Circular Economy business models or Industry 4.0 technologies: AGRICULTURE & FARMING (Precision Ag, Regenerative Ag, Characterization of soil, Drones, Sensoristics, Harvesting & Destemming, Vertical/Urban farming, Hydro/Aero/Aquaponics) MACHINERY & APPLIANCES (Connected machines, Automation & Robotics, Smart cooking, Embedded devices & IoT, 3D printing) SAFETY & SECURITY (Inspection & Diagnostics, Natural Preservatives & Additives, Traceability, Quality control, Big Data, Bio-based packaging, Re-usable packaging, Active packaging) NUTRITION & HEALTH (Next-wave protein sources, Functional foods, Novel foods, Superfoods, Eating Disorders & Special Diets, Natural Alternative
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The process of getting food to your table in the 21st century is complex. The digital and technological advances of the 21st century introduced AgTech and FoodTech who bring about a fresh wave of life to the agriculture and food technology sectors. The way farmers and producers approach feeding the world and solving new problems is changing in exciting ways, and we’ve got a list of the top 10 AgTech books to indulge in for those wanting to engage in the enterprise, from an entrepreneurial basis to a grass roots level. The terms AgTech and FoodTech refer to the newly rejuvenated field of merging technological advancements with the production of the world’s food.
Startup incubators and accelerators play a vital role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and are key for many innovative entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life, or grow their enterprise to scale. Accelerators support and coach agtech pioneers on their way to grow, to improve and revolutionize agriculture for the 21st century. While we featured many interviews with agtech startups (like Agromapping, Autofarm, or Tvant) it is now time to take a look at the other side of the startup ecosystem. We chatted with Alberto Clerigué, Investment Manager at Sodena from the agrifood / agtech accelerator Orizont, based in Pamplona, Spain. About Orizont How did Orizont come about and what has
Agtech startup accelerator and incubator programs are companies that give aid to founders of startup companies in the agricultural sector. This support is usually in the form of financial capital required to start the business, mentorship, and coaching to impart the necessary business skills and practices for growing businesses from seed stage, into profitable multi-national organizations. The accelerator programs select a few companies to support from a list of applicants whereby the companies that portray the most potential for growth and profit are usually preferred for investments. The programs are made up of networks of investors, industry experts, and corporations who wish to invest in small companies and grow them
Many farmers acknowledge the use of Agtech but are unsure how to get started in precision culture. In these cases, specialized firms come into play. One such company is Agromapping who specializes in precision farming, data analysis and remote sensing in agriculture. We talked to founder Fran Garcia-Ruiz about Agromappings success story, the need for a change of paradigm in agriculture, the bottleneck for technology adoption and his advice for graduates who want to start a career in Agtech. On Agromapping Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Fran Garcia-Ruiz. I am an agronomic engineer and PhD in Crop Sciences with specialization
As the food industry changes and becomes ever more digitalized and dependent on technology, the job market around agriculture and food is also evolving in particularly exciting and intriguing ways. Just because you don’t know how to drive a tractor, or have never set foot inside a pig pen, doesn’t disqualify you from jumping into the exploding market of agriculture and food technology (hereon referred to as agtech and foodtech). While actual farm and food experience is undoubtedly useful, there’s room in these industries for technological specialties in a variety of areas. Thanks to the current prevalence of high quality online education, there are now tons of options at your
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