Where Food and Agriculture Meets Society + Culture + IoT+ Venture Capital
AgTech + FoodTech Summit
"Where Agriculture and Food Meet Technology and Community"
Technology is constantly changing, but one constant in all of our lives is the fact that we all need to eat. Food will always be an important factor in all of our lives.. Join us for the first annual AgTech + FoodTech Summit in Berlin as we explore the entire value chain of food production, consumption and the role that technology will play in its future. Minimizing food waste is just as relevant as food production as we all contemplate the question, "How do we feed 9 billion people by 2050?" Being able to secure food resources impacts strength. How are we preparing for this challenge and who will be the key players?
AgTech Connect is an initiative of AgTech 2050. AgTech 2050 organizes and supports various events focused on food, agriculture and community.
We like to support global events focused on the intersection of food+agriculture+tech+venture capital. Contact us here and tell us about your event..
Join Future Food-Tech Summit
Future Food-Tech brings together key figures from across the food industry, including investors, start-ups, technology companies and food and ingredients manufacturers. With a common goal to meet the global food challenge, the event will create a forum for networking, debate, discussion and learning – showcasing the technologies and championing the innovations which have the potential to transform the sector.
The Future Food-Tech Summit has been developed to meet the needs of the North American market – putting in place the opportunities to create partnerships between investors and innovators, share best practice and gain insight into the future of the industry.
Agriculture needs a hybrid think tank that will fearlessly take on some of the issues affecting the industry. Organizations must be bold and take some risks — this is where IoT + Innovation + Agriculture + Venture Capital becomes the answer! This hybrid would be refreshing for producers and add must needed support.
Hybrid organizations would serve as a lightning rod for the industry and producers alike. Farmers are tired of all the paperwork and lack of respect. Producers are looking for a champion that will support the industry with common-sense policies and clearly worded explanations that will help governments, media and the general public better understand the industry as a whole.
AgTech Connect aims to address these issues as we assess Silicon Valley investment opportunities, investments from other parts of the world, global needs, farmers and innovative solutions.
AgTech Investments and The State of Agriculture
Top areas of investment are food eCommerce and robotics which aligns with the sub sector grown data which saw an increase of +237% (drones and Robotics) and +221% (eCommerce).
Categories of Agtech Funding, 2015
Food eCommerce: 29%
Decision Support Technology: 9%
Soil & Crop Technology: 5%
Biomaterials & Biochemicals:4%
Sustainable Protein: 2%
Agtech subsector growth/decline, 2015:
Drones & Robotics: +237%
Food Ecommerce: +221%
Decision Support: +190%
Smart Equipment: -73%
Soil & Crop Technology: -31%
Bioenergy: – 11%
The opportunities in AgTech are vast. The white paper, AgTech: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth, created by the Kauffman Foundation and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center states that there needs to be more investment and entrepreneurship to fuel the “Evergreen Revolution,” or sustainably produce 70 percent more food by 2050. Global net farm income is currently $120 billion and farm assets are around $2 trillion. Approximately 80 percent of startups are focused on improving the value chain through technology inputs, crop production, animal production, agricultural processing and manufacturing and distribution.
Over the last six years, 132 AgTech startups have sought funding annually, with 38 percent of the companies located in the north-central United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. It has been suggested that this "Heartland" region should become the “epicenter for development of a comprehensive innovation ecosystem and entrepreneurial economy around the emerging AgTech sector.”
Agriculture is very important for developing countries as well. There are a lot of opportunities and agriculture bridges the gap between economic development, technology and the future of food production and distribution.
AgTech Connect organizes, partners and supports conferences and events focused on food, agriculture and technology.
Our team is globally connected. We work with groups across the US but also in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Connect with us virtually, if not in person.
Feeding Nine Billion People
AgTech Connect focuses on solutions in collaboration with our partners to help address food supply, distribution, data management, security and safety via innovative technology solutions.
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A Few of Our Past Moderators, Panelists and Speakers
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