On June 24th, major players in the agrifood industry are directing their eyes on seven early phase startups that will showcase their novel agrifood technologies on the closing of StartLife’s acceleration program. The startups serve the food value chain with technologies and solutions that help create a more sustainable food system, from the smallest cells to the smartest sensors.

Based on 10 years of experience, the Dutch agrifoodtech accelerator StartLife handpicked seven most promising European startups with novel technologies that will shape the future of food. The startups received three months of intensive business development support, high-level mentoring and gained deep expert and commercial insights from StartLife’s partners, including Wageningen University & Research, the world’s leading agrifood university.

The startups are now investor-ready and prepared to partner with major corporate players. With the presentation of their solutions to a global audience of investors, corporates, and potential customers, the startups will bring StartLife’s sixth acceleration program to a close.

Impact-driven agrifood startups

With sustainability being part of the new zeitgeist, investors and companies in the domain of food and agriculture are particularly interested in impact-driven solutions. Loet Rammelsberg, StartLife’s program director, says: “In our support programs we work with startups that have a very strong intellectual property and an ambitious team. While this is the foundation for scalability and impact, the “why” is ever so important. We have asked the founders to look into the future and elaborate on the impact their startup will make in a couple of years.” 

 Meet the startups

These are StartLife’s seven graduating agrifoodtech startups that are embarking on a journey to make their sustainable mark on our planet:

  • CellulaREvolution (UK) – Continuous cell-culturing technologies
  • Enzymit (Israel) – Designing novel enzymes with computational algorithms
  • Cano-ela (NL) – Plant-based ingredients less refined and more functional
  • Sera Intelligence (Switzerland) – AI-driven horticultural consultant in your pocket
  • Metabolic Insights (Israel) – Novel biopesticides based on botanical molecules
  • Blomitec (NL) – Using the plant microbiome to improve plant performance
  • Helia Biomonitoring (NL) – Sensors for real-time biomolecular monitoring

Those who are interested to learn more about these new technologies and solutions may join StartLife’s Spring 2021 graduation day (‘Demo-Day’), which will take place online on Thursday, 24 June, from 3 PM  – 4.15PM (CEST). To attend, and get a glimpse of the future in food and agriculture, sign up here.