Call for FoodTech / Agtech Startups: International Acceleration Platform

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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Startup Stories: Agtech Champion PEAT Tackles Global Food Security

How can we cope? We are looking at world population of 9.6 billion people in 2050 that will need access to a nutritious and healthy food supply. Still, for many agtech startups, fighting for global food security is not only about producing more food. It also means protecting food sources from diseases that would reduce the production and quality of grains, fibre and biofuel crops, as well as reducing the fertilizer-induced carbon footprint wherever possible. Farmers all over the world have to spend billions of dollars on disease management, while in many places technical infrastructure, disease control practices and know how remain poor. A new generation of entrepreneurs have now started to

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