On February 18th, the Food Tech Accelerator powered by Deloitte Officine Innovazione presented the 7 international startups chosen among over 600 applicants which will participate in the 3rd edition of the program. The FoodTech Accelerator is a 15-week initiative in collaboration with main Food corporations (Amadori, Cereal Docks, CIRFOOD and EPTA) and supported by investment partners such as Innogest, Digital Magics e Italian Angels for Growth.
During the past 3 years, 24 promising startups took part in the program, raising over € 72 mln of investments.
The 7 startups selected for the 2021 edition come from the United States, China, Italy, Switzerland and Iceland, and have passed a competitive 3-phase selection process. They will work to develop their pilot projects into concrete ventures together with the corporate partners. Among the goals: the definition of go-to-market strategies, business internationalisation, industrial scale-up plans and products development.
7 are also the emerging trends protagonist of this batch: agritech, disruptive food & alternative beverages, food as medicine, quality & food safety, automated commerce, midstream technologies, innovative packaging.
The acceleration program will culminate in a DemoDay in June 2021, when startups will present the outcomes of their pilot projects to the innovation ecosystem and the investors community.