Ten innovative finalists at Green Week 2023 Startup Days
From cricket farms to plant-based tuna to conservation projects to plant-based fertilizer - the inventive spirit of the agtech and food industry knows no bounds. The ten best innovations are pitching again this year at the Green Week. For the first time, directly on the stage of the Farm Experience and thus in front of the eyes and ears of the Green Week visitors.
These ten startups were able to prevail over the competition:
Artenglück from Berlin mediates regional nature conservation measures to companies and supports them in drawing attention to them. This gives companies the opportunity to do good as part of their social responsibility and to support sustainable projects.
Bettafish from Berlin calls itself "Team Meer" and has developed a vegetable tuna alternative. Instead of tuna, the startup uses algae and field beans on sandwiches and pizza or eats them as cream.
Du bist der Chef from Hesse is a consumer initiative. Here, consumers can vote themselves on the quality and price of products. The initiative thus designs ideal products for specific customer needs.
Feelfood from Cologne has developed wholesome and vegan instant meals and breakfast drinks in organic quality. Instead of additives, preservatives and plastic packaging, Feelfood relies on organic vegetables, pasta, rice and natural spices.
Langes Gemüseglück from Lower Saxony has developed a sustainable, high-quality and efficient composting process that transforms all organic waste into healthy soil on which healthy fruit and vegetables can grow. In the process, the system reduces CO2 emissions by 37 times compared to conventional disposal.
Neggstfrom Berlin has developed a vegetable egg alternative. Instead of a hen's egg, the vegetable egg substitute ends up in the pan, in the cake or on the bread.
Nunos from Cologne relies on plant-available fertilizers from liquid manure and fermentation residues. Using a special process, natural soil processes can take place in a closed and automated system. Manure and fermentation residues are thus turned directly into biological fertilizer.
Seawater cubes from Saarbrücken enables the sustainable breeding of marine fish. The startup has developed a fully automated system for the species-appropriate and sustainable rearing of marine fish. The goal: a decentralized fish supply nationally and internationally.
Seedalive, based in Osnabrück, Germany, shortens the quality control of seeds from the current 14 days to just four hours. With the help of a rapid germination test as a kit solution, farms can find out within a very short time whether seed is vital, senescent or already dead.
VetVise from Hanover wants to improve animal husbandry and animal health in the long term. Continuous monitoring and artificial intelligence are used to provide recommendations for action that increase both animal welfare and farm efficiency.
On January 24 and 25, the seven-member jury of experts from the agricultural and food industries, from Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences and from industry will sift through all 10 finalists and select the most innovative startup at the end.
At the start of the Startup Days on 24 January, Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner will be there.
More information about the Startup Days can be found here.