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Call for Agri-Food Tech Startups - Application deadline May 15, 2019

Are you a startup active in Agri-Food Tech? If so, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center is pleased to announce the new call for the international acceleration platform StartUp Initiative which selects promising high-tech startups to connect them with financial and corporate investors.

Startups selected for our programs are eligible for several thousand Euros’ worth of investor readiness training and feedback, made available at no charge by qualified coaches and industry experts. The most promising startups will access Italian and international Investor Arenas to pitch in front of financial investors and industrial partners.

We are now gearing up for a new cycle, and would be happy to have you on board!

Below you can find a recap for the call, whereas all details are available on the document below:

  • Final Arena Meeting: @Scuderia Future Food Urban CooLab, Bologna -  July 3, 2019
  • Examples of target applications, better still through Circular Economy business models or Industry 4.0 technologies:
    • AGRICULTURE & FARMING (Precision Ag, Regenerative Ag, Organic fertilizers, Characterization of soil, Peri-urban and rural agriculture, Drones, Sensoristics, Harvesting & Destemming, Vertical/Urban farming, Hydro/Aero/Aqua-ponics)
    • 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 Sweeteners and Salternatives, Seeds & Feeds, Closing Nutrient Loops, Zero-waste solutions, Waste management, Biodiversity)
    • USER EXPERIENCE (Mobile services, AR/VR, Distribution & Delivery, Marketing, Social fooding)
  • Application DeadlineMay 15, 2019
  • How to apply: Submit a free-form business plan or executive summary of your project via our online application form.

For any further information do not hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to receiving your applications, and wish you the best of luck!


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