National Ploughing Championships (NPC)

Agri-Tech Startups wanted for Agricultural event!

The Dutch Embassy is looking for Agri-Tech startups who want to discover the Irish Agri-market. The National Ploughing Championships (NPC) is Ireland’s biggest agriculture event and the largest agricultural open-air event in Europe. This year the NPC will take place in Carlow, Ireland from September 17-19.

One of the main aspects of the NPC, next to the actual ploughing championship and entertainment, is the agricultural fair. A total of 300,000 visitors are expected during the three days. The fair will be mainly visited by representatives from a wide range of categories such as Farm Inputs, Dairy, Animal Health, Livestock Equipment, Machinery and Food Produce.

The Netherlands is represented in the Holland Booth

The event hosts an Innovation Arena where young companies and startups will show their newest innovations. The Dutch Embassy is hosting a ‘’Holland Booth’’ where Dutch Startups represent the Dutch agricultural innovation sector.

Dutch startup Serket-Tech won the international innovation prize last year. In addition to international startup competition, participation also generates a lot of attention and improves brand awareness of the participating startups. Connecterra who participated last year added: “We have never received so many serious leads at an event as here. The exposure is huge”.

Agri-Tech Startups wanted

This year four startups will get the opportunity to present themselves in the Holland Booth. Participation will give you free access to the event and the Holland Booth and puts your startup in the position to get in touch with over 100+ international buyers, individual (Irish) farmers, startups, agricultural organizations, research institutes and the press.

Are you a Dutch Agri-Tech startup who is interested in participating? Send an e-mail with a short motivation as to why your startup should represent the Netherlands at this event to dub-ea@minbuza.nl no later than Friday 19 July.