CropIB, the international conference at the intersection of science, technology innovation, and business in the realm of plant breeding and innovative crops, is a premier gathering designed for executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, and industry experts. This year, it is being organized in Ghent, Belgium.

This conference serves as a convergence point for breeding companies, academic institutions, agri-tech providers, and experts from the international agri-food community. It facilitates discussions on cutting-edge innovations, business strategies, and solutions addressing challenges in agriculture.

Over a three-day period, more than 200 international participants will convene to explore the driving forces behind Crop Innovation, delving into the latest trends in the dynamic interplay of technology development and market requirements.

CropIB actively fosters partnerships by linking industry players with esteemed academic networks like those of Wageningen (the Netherlands), Ghent (Belgium), and CEPLAS (Germany). The conference aims to inspire, catalyze collaboration and innovation, and foster an open exchange of information. The program features elements such as innovator pitches from startups and the active involvement of young scientists and entrepreneurs.

StartLife will help curate the pitch program at CropIB. If you’re a startup interested in pitching, please get in touch with our Startup Partnership Manager Bernadette Sztojka.