Last Ten Pitching - Finalists for Startup Award announced
Visitors to the trade fair will be able to see who wins live at Grüne Woche 2024.
From AI-controlled monitoring systems for beehives and operating models for lower C02 emissions to plant-based cheese or insect protein from crickets - the innovations submitted to the Startup Days are diverse. But despite their diversity, they are often united by the same goal - a more sustainable future. On 23 and 24 January 2024, a jury of experts from the agriculture and food industry will review the final ten pitches and select the most innovative startup. The event will take place on the Green Week stage in Hall 6.2a.
These ten start-ups beat off the competition:
CinSoil from Berlin supports companies that want to achieve CO2 neutrality in a transparent and science-based way to reduce their C02 emissions at company level.
EntoSus GmbH from Bremen specialises in the sustainable production of insect protein from crickets for pet food. EntoSus focuses on ecological and resource-saving production.
E-Terry from Erfurt has developed an autonomous field robot that supports farmers in making farming easier and more sustainable. The E-Terry functions as an open tool carrier that can be customised to individual requirements by integrating various tools and sensors.
Hivesound from Hamburg has developed an AI-controlled monitoring system for beehives. The system can recognise abnormalities at an early stage and provide valuable information about what is happening in the hives. Hivesound aims to help companies have a lasting positive impact on the environment by monitoring the health of beehives.
Harvest AI from Potsdam specialises in the development of forecasting models for indoor farms. Harvest AI wants to help companies become more efficient, sustainable and profitable and ensure that consumers have access to fresh, high-quality food all year round.
Hülsenreich from Leipzig produces various snacks from pulses. Pulses are healthy for people and good for the environment, according to the founding team's reasoning for specialising in pulses in product development.
MySpirulina from Kiel enables consumers to cultivate a self-sufficient spirulina farm in their own home. The innovative solution ensures that the end product can be consumed as a health booster with little effort.
Nucao from Leipzig is on a mission to produce chocolate that is environmentally friendly and ethically produced. Nucao favours plant-based ingredients and aims to raise general environmental awareness.
Pflanzentheke from Lorsch has set itself the task of enabling the safe and vertical cultivation of fruit and vegetables using climate-resilient cultivation systems and techniques.
Vanozza from Hamburg produces plant-based cheese alternatives. Quality, flavour and sustainability have top priority. Vanozza works only with natural ingredients and without flavourings, colourings or preservatives.
This is the sixth time that the Grüne Woche has organised the Startup Days in cooperation with the Andreas Hermes Academy. The event is also supported by Rentenbank. Further information on the Startup Days can be found here.