From cultured breastmilk to indoor agrobotics: F&A Next presents the next heroes in food and agtech

From cultured breastmilk to indoor agrobotics: F&A Next presents the next heroes in food and agtech

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F&A Next
May 14, 2021

Each year, the team behind F&A Next – a platform dedicated to connecting up-and-coming food and agriculture startups with investors and corporates – presents their pick of startups working on the hottest trends in the sector: the ‘Next Heroes in Food and AgTech’. 

This year’s choices are beavering away at solutions to the biggest questions in food and agriculture – from food waste and cultivated formula, to biodegradable packaging, remote sensing and more. They’ll showcase their plans at F&A Next’s virtual summit on May 26. 

So let’s meet 2021’s eight startups, whose creativity and innovation make clear why the agrifoodtech space is so exciting to investors around the world.

1. BIOMILQ - using biotechnology to produce cultured human breast milk 🇺🇸

Source: BIOMILQ

Many startups are disrupting dairy, but few cater to tiny humans and their parents. BIOMILQ, woman-owned and science-led, is making that a reality with its proprietary tech to produce 100% human breast milk from mammary cells. Determined to improve nutrition through better infant feeding options, the startup envisions a future of better choices for parents and babies – no cows necessary.

2. FUL Foods - creating planet-positive algae-based products 🇳🇱

Source: FUL Foods

A climate-positive product made with an eco-friendly ingredient developed using microalgae? Delft-based startup FUL Foods is on a mission to produce products that actively benefit the planet by freeing up arable land. Their flagship offering is a refreshing, functional beverage made with their planet-positive, protein-rich ingredient (FUL®) using algae.

3. Habitual - developing a groundbreaking approach to tackling type 2 diabetes 🇬🇧

Source: Habitual

The world spends trillions treating type 2 diabetes and prediabetes annually, yet shrugs off the underlying causes: Habitual is determined to change things. Their personalised treatment plans for type 2 diabetes patients harness innovations in digital therapeutics, combined with validated nutritional strategies, to deliver scalable and personalised weight-loss solutions.

4. PlanetWatchers - using pioneering radar technology for better crop management 🇬🇧 

Source: Planet Watchers

PlanetWatchers, founded by two ex-military intelligence officers, started by applying their Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology to forestry, but have since branched into crop management. Using advanced machine learning algorithms, the team are experts at turning multi-source geospatial data into actionable info to support crop insurers in reporting planting dates, acreage and crop classification.

5. Provectus Algae - developing cutting-edge technology to boost the algae market 🇦🇺

Source: PROVECTUS ALGAE

Provectus Algae, a biotech company down under, has worked out how to program algae to produce some of the world’s most valuable specialty ingredients. Their process, known as precision photosynthesis, has the potential to transform the way we produce natural food products, making them more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective. 

6. Saia - revolutionizing greenhouse growing through robotics 🇳🇱

Source: SAIA Agrobotics

A world where everyone has access to high-quality, local produce? The dream. But demand for healthy fruit and veg is already outstripping supply, with climate change worsening the issue. Saia – a Wageningen University & Research spin-off – sees robots as the answer. By bringing AI to agriculture, the agrobotics startup aims to solve labour shortages in the indoor farming sector and improve food security, making that dream of fresh food for all a reality.

7. Smartwyre - digitally connecting farmers and agricultural providers 🇺🇸

Source: Smartwyre

Agriculture isn’t known for digital innovation, but Smartwyre is working to change that with its B2B software services. The SaaS business, based in Denver, supports the companies who supply farmers with everything they need to grow healthy crops, from seeds to chemicals, fertilizers to financing.

8. SoluBlue - developing sustainable packaging made from seaweed 🇬🇧

Source: SoluBlue

SoluBlue is tackling one of the industry’s biggest challenges: plastic. The startup has developed a sustainable, hyper-biodegradable alternative to plastic made from seaweed, that’s safe for marine life and makes food last longer. Their highly scalable technology and B2B solutions have the potential to revolutionise packaging in food. 

Eager to find out more? 

F&A Next 2021 – focused on the impact of innovation on the agrifood industry and consumers – will take place virtually on 26th May. Registration is now open to agrifoodtech investors, corporates, media and fellow startups. Check out the programme or grab your tickets here

FoodHack is an official partner of the F&A Next 2021 summit, use the code FHK-FaNext21 for 25% off your tickets.

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Each year, the team behind F&A Next – a platform dedicated to connecting up-and-coming food and agriculture startups with investors and corporates – presents their pick of startups working on the hottest trends in the sector: the ‘Next Heroes in Food and AgTech’. 

This year’s choices are beavering away at solutions to the biggest questions in food and agriculture – from food waste and cultivated formula, to biodegradable packaging, remote sensing and more. They’ll showcase their plans at F&A Next’s virtual summit on May 26. 

So let’s meet 2021’s eight startups, whose creativity and innovation make clear why the agrifoodtech space is so exciting to investors around the world.

1. BIOMILQ - using biotechnology to produce cultured human breast milk 🇺🇸

Source: BIOMILQ

Many startups are disrupting dairy, but few cater to tiny humans and their parents. BIOMILQ, woman-owned and science-led, is making that a reality with its proprietary tech to produce 100% human breast milk from mammary cells. Determined to improve nutrition through better infant feeding options, the startup envisions a future of better choices for parents and babies – no cows necessary.

2. FUL Foods - creating planet-positive algae-based products 🇳🇱

Source: FUL Foods

A climate-positive product made with an eco-friendly ingredient developed using microalgae? Delft-based startup FUL Foods is on a mission to produce products that actively benefit the planet by freeing up arable land. Their flagship offering is a refreshing, functional beverage made with their planet-positive, protein-rich ingredient (FUL®) using algae.

3. Habitual - developing a groundbreaking approach to tackling type 2 diabetes 🇬🇧

Source: Habitual

The world spends trillions treating type 2 diabetes and prediabetes annually, yet shrugs off the underlying causes: Habitual is determined to change things. Their personalised treatment plans for type 2 diabetes patients harness innovations in digital therapeutics, combined with validated nutritional strategies, to deliver scalable and personalised weight-loss solutions.

4. PlanetWatchers - using pioneering radar technology for better crop management 🇬🇧 

Source: Planet Watchers

PlanetWatchers, founded by two ex-military intelligence officers, started by applying their Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology to forestry, but have since branched into crop management. Using advanced machine learning algorithms, the team are experts at turning multi-source geospatial data into actionable info to support crop insurers in reporting planting dates, acreage and crop classification.

5. Provectus Algae - developing cutting-edge technology to boost the algae market 🇦🇺

Source: PROVECTUS ALGAE

Provectus Algae, a biotech company down under, has worked out how to program algae to produce some of the world’s most valuable specialty ingredients. Their process, known as precision photosynthesis, has the potential to transform the way we produce natural food products, making them more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective. 

6. Saia - revolutionizing greenhouse growing through robotics 🇳🇱

Source: SAIA Agrobotics

A world where everyone has access to high-quality, local produce? The dream. But demand for healthy fruit and veg is already outstripping supply, with climate change worsening the issue. Saia – a Wageningen University & Research spin-off – sees robots as the answer. By bringing AI to agriculture, the agrobotics startup aims to solve labour shortages in the indoor farming sector and improve food security, making that dream of fresh food for all a reality.

7. Smartwyre - digitally connecting farmers and agricultural providers 🇺🇸

Source: Smartwyre

Agriculture isn’t known for digital innovation, but Smartwyre is working to change that with its B2B software services. The SaaS business, based in Denver, supports the companies who supply farmers with everything they need to grow healthy crops, from seeds to chemicals, fertilizers to financing.

8. SoluBlue - developing sustainable packaging made from seaweed 🇬🇧

Source: SoluBlue

SoluBlue is tackling one of the industry’s biggest challenges: plastic. The startup has developed a sustainable, hyper-biodegradable alternative to plastic made from seaweed, that’s safe for marine life and makes food last longer. Their highly scalable technology and B2B solutions have the potential to revolutionise packaging in food. 

Eager to find out more? 

F&A Next 2021 – focused on the impact of innovation on the agrifood industry and consumers – will take place virtually on 26th May. Registration is now open to agrifoodtech investors, corporates, media and fellow startups. Check out the programme or grab your tickets here

FoodHack is an official partner of the F&A Next 2021 summit, use the code FHK-FaNext21 for 25% off your tickets.

Each year, the team behind F&A Next – a platform dedicated to connecting up-and-coming food and agriculture startups with investors and corporates – presents their pick of startups working on the hottest trends in the sector: the ‘Next Heroes in Food and AgTech’. 

This year’s choices are beavering away at solutions to the biggest questions in food and agriculture – from food waste and cultivated formula, to biodegradable packaging, remote sensing and more. They’ll showcase their plans at F&A Next’s virtual summit on May 26. 

So let’s meet 2021’s eight startups, whose creativity and innovation make clear why the agrifoodtech space is so exciting to investors around the world.

1. BIOMILQ - using biotechnology to produce cultured human breast milk 🇺🇸

Source: BIOMILQ

Many startups are disrupting dairy, but few cater to tiny humans and their parents. BIOMILQ, woman-owned and science-led, is making that a reality with its proprietary tech to produce 100% human breast milk from mammary cells. Determined to improve nutrition through better infant feeding options, the startup envisions a future of better choices for parents and babies – no cows necessary.

2. FUL Foods - creating planet-positive algae-based products 🇳🇱

Source: FUL Foods

A climate-positive product made with an eco-friendly ingredient developed using microalgae? Delft-based startup FUL Foods is on a mission to produce products that actively benefit the planet by freeing up arable land. Their flagship offering is a refreshing, functional beverage made with their planet-positive, protein-rich ingredient (FUL®) using algae.

3. Habitual - developing a groundbreaking approach to tackling type 2 diabetes 🇬🇧

Source: Habitual

The world spends trillions treating type 2 diabetes and prediabetes annually, yet shrugs off the underlying causes: Habitual is determined to change things. Their personalised treatment plans for type 2 diabetes patients harness innovations in digital therapeutics, combined with validated nutritional strategies, to deliver scalable and personalised weight-loss solutions.

4. PlanetWatchers - using pioneering radar technology for better crop management 🇬🇧 

Source: Planet Watchers

PlanetWatchers, founded by two ex-military intelligence officers, started by applying their Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology to forestry, but have since branched into crop management. Using advanced machine learning algorithms, the team are experts at turning multi-source geospatial data into actionable info to support crop insurers in reporting planting dates, acreage and crop classification.

5. Provectus Algae - developing cutting-edge technology to boost the algae market 🇦🇺

Source: PROVECTUS ALGAE

Provectus Algae, a biotech company down under, has worked out how to program algae to produce some of the world’s most valuable specialty ingredients. Their process, known as precision photosynthesis, has the potential to transform the way we produce natural food products, making them more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective. 

6. Saia - revolutionizing greenhouse growing through robotics 🇳🇱

Source: SAIA Agrobotics

A world where everyone has access to high-quality, local produce? The dream. But demand for healthy fruit and veg is already outstripping supply, with climate change worsening the issue. Saia – a Wageningen University & Research spin-off – sees robots as the answer. By bringing AI to agriculture, the agrobotics startup aims to solve labour shortages in the indoor farming sector and improve food security, making that dream of fresh food for all a reality.

7. Smartwyre - digitally connecting farmers and agricultural providers 🇺🇸

Source: Smartwyre

Agriculture isn’t known for digital innovation, but Smartwyre is working to change that with its B2B software services. The SaaS business, based in Denver, supports the companies who supply farmers with everything they need to grow healthy crops, from seeds to chemicals, fertilizers to financing.

8. SoluBlue - developing sustainable packaging made from seaweed 🇬🇧

Source: SoluBlue

SoluBlue is tackling one of the industry’s biggest challenges: plastic. The startup has developed a sustainable, hyper-biodegradable alternative to plastic made from seaweed, that’s safe for marine life and makes food last longer. Their highly scalable technology and B2B solutions have the potential to revolutionise packaging in food. 

Eager to find out more? 

F&A Next 2021 – focused on the impact of innovation on the agrifood industry and consumers – will take place virtually on 26th May. Registration is now open to agrifoodtech investors, corporates, media and fellow startups. Check out the programme or grab your tickets here

FoodHack is an official partner of the F&A Next 2021 summit, use the code FHK-FaNext21 for 25% off your tickets.

Each year, the team behind F&A Next – a platform dedicated to connecting up-and-coming food and agriculture startups with investors and corporates – presents their pick of startups working on the hottest trends in the sector: the ‘Next Heroes in Food and AgTech’. 

This year’s choices are beavering away at solutions to the biggest questions in food and agriculture – from food waste and cultivated formula, to biodegradable packaging, remote sensing and more. They’ll showcase their plans at F&A Next’s virtual summit on May 26. 

So let’s meet 2021’s eight startups, whose creativity and innovation make clear why the agrifoodtech space is so exciting to investors around the world.

1. BIOMILQ - using biotechnology to produce cultured human breast milk 🇺🇸

Source: BIOMILQ

Many startups are disrupting dairy, but few cater to tiny humans and their parents. BIOMILQ, woman-owned and science-led, is making that a reality with its proprietary tech to produce 100% human breast milk from mammary cells. Determined to improve nutrition through better infant feeding options, the startup envisions a future of better choices for parents and babies – no cows necessary.

2. FUL Foods - creating planet-positive algae-based products 🇳🇱

Source: FUL Foods

A climate-positive product made with an eco-friendly ingredient developed using microalgae? Delft-based startup FUL Foods is on a mission to produce products that actively benefit the planet by freeing up arable land. Their flagship offering is a refreshing, functional beverage made with their planet-positive, protein-rich ingredient (FUL®) using algae.

3. Habitual - developing a groundbreaking approach to tackling type 2 diabetes 🇬🇧

Source: Habitual

The world spends trillions treating type 2 diabetes and prediabetes annually, yet shrugs off the underlying causes: Habitual is determined to change things. Their personalised treatment plans for type 2 diabetes patients harness innovations in digital therapeutics, combined with validated nutritional strategies, to deliver scalable and personalised weight-loss solutions.

4. PlanetWatchers - using pioneering radar technology for better crop management 🇬🇧 

Source: Planet Watchers

PlanetWatchers, founded by two ex-military intelligence officers, started by applying their Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology to forestry, but have since branched into crop management. Using advanced machine learning algorithms, the team are experts at turning multi-source geospatial data into actionable info to support crop insurers in reporting planting dates, acreage and crop classification.

5. Provectus Algae - developing cutting-edge technology to boost the algae market 🇦🇺

Source: PROVECTUS ALGAE

Provectus Algae, a biotech company down under, has worked out how to program algae to produce some of the world’s most valuable specialty ingredients. Their process, known as precision photosynthesis, has the potential to transform the way we produce natural food products, making them more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective. 

6. Saia - revolutionizing greenhouse growing through robotics 🇳🇱

Source: SAIA Agrobotics

A world where everyone has access to high-quality, local produce? The dream. But demand for healthy fruit and veg is already outstripping supply, with climate change worsening the issue. Saia – a Wageningen University & Research spin-off – sees robots as the answer. By bringing AI to agriculture, the agrobotics startup aims to solve labour shortages in the indoor farming sector and improve food security, making that dream of fresh food for all a reality.

7. Smartwyre - digitally connecting farmers and agricultural providers 🇺🇸

Source: Smartwyre

Agriculture isn’t known for digital innovation, but Smartwyre is working to change that with its B2B software services. The SaaS business, based in Denver, supports the companies who supply farmers with everything they need to grow healthy crops, from seeds to chemicals, fertilizers to financing.

8. SoluBlue - developing sustainable packaging made from seaweed 🇬🇧

Source: SoluBlue

SoluBlue is tackling one of the industry’s biggest challenges: plastic. The startup has developed a sustainable, hyper-biodegradable alternative to plastic made from seaweed, that’s safe for marine life and makes food last longer. Their highly scalable technology and B2B solutions have the potential to revolutionise packaging in food. 

Eager to find out more? 

F&A Next 2021 – focused on the impact of innovation on the agrifood industry and consumers – will take place virtually on 26th May. Registration is now open to agrifoodtech investors, corporates, media and fellow startups. Check out the programme or grab your tickets here

FoodHack is an official partner of the F&A Next 2021 summit, use the code FHK-FaNext21 for 25% off your tickets.

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