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German AgTech Award

Presented and powered by the FOODnext Network
Apply by October 25th 2019
Extended to Oct. 26th
Why apply?
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3.000 € cash*
for winning startup
(we recommend to spend it on celebrating!)
Investment opportunity with leading VCs in the room 
Media attention for your product as well as to potential customers in the room
Pitch in front of the FOODnext decision maker network and strike partnership deals
* Note: Cash prize will be taken out of sponsor funding pool and is dependent on payment of sponsors. I.e. should all sponsors go bankrupt in November, then we may have a hard time to pay out. Just so you know.
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Invite to VIP and speaker dinner on the evening of the FOODnext
Please read carefully! Yes, we offer a small-ish sum of cash, which is meant to cover your efforts and celebration with your team - should you win. However, your motiviation to pitch for the German AgTech Award should not be the cash! We provide you with an opportunity to show your product to a select crowd of decision makers from large to small agricultural players and investors you will not find anywhere else locked into a room with you. So we encourage you to make this one count!

At the FOODnext @ Agritechnica 2019 we are looking for outstanding startups in with a focus in the follwing areas:

Who should apply?
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Plant and Soil Analytics, Precision Ag & Predictive Analytics

Field management, traceability, blockchain / DLT, crop insurance and financial services

Yield analytics, prediction, benchmarking and on-farm/on-field action insights and recommendations

biotech, biologicals, bio pesticides, genomics, breeding & nutrition, plant based protein & clean meat and similar fields

Smart Irrigation, next generation farms, controlled environment agriculture

Robotics, drones & autonomy including enabling software and associated machine learning & artificial intelligence applications

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Image recognition and associated analytics, forecasting etc. (also satelite and other image sources)

Data aggregation and trading platforms

Sensor technology and IoT including platforms and security

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Plant based protein, clean meat and similar fields

The Application & Selection Process.
Detail Pitch Application
  1. Submit your application by 25. October 2019 incl. you pitch deck here...

  2. The jury selects six startups by evaluating the problem, solution, market potential, technology and team behind the startups

  3. Successful applicants are notified by 1. November

  4. Pitching startups receive feedback on their pitch decks to sharpen their story and maximise impact with the audience

  5. Pitching startups receive two free tickets for the founding team (founders and C-Level only!)

  6. Pitch your startup in front of investors, potential customers and decision makers on 11. November at the FOODnext@ Agritechnica

  7. One founder from each selected startup will be invited to the speakers and VIP dinner in Hannover after the event

If you have any questions, get in touch with Borris & Fabio at hello(at)

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