Calling all AgTech Startups in the fields of urban agriculture, beekeeping, and climate smart agriculture: There are 6 days left to apply to 2022 Innovation Journey to South Africa! Apply here before July 19, 2022.
Calling AgTech Startups - Apply now for Innovation Journey 2022 in South Africa (SA)!
Applications are now open for Innovation Journey 2022, and this year, the matchmaking program will target South Africa. This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to understand their market fit, and be matched with South African companies that are engaged with smallholder farmers. The program will consist of online and in-person lectures, workshops and interactive sessions, all conducted as part of a boot camp that is aimed to help the participants build viable partnerships in the SA market, taking place across 25 hours in September, 2022. At the end of the program, two successful projects will receive grants to further support and boost their activity.
In this Innovation Journey, we are looking for companies and technologies falling into one or more of the following categories:
1. Urban Agriculture, focusing on:
Soilless/ vertical agriculture
Circular economy/ reuse/ recycling
Energy in agriculture
2. Beekeeping, focusing on:
Smart Hive Management
Urban Bee Keeping
3. Climate Smart Agriculture, focusing on:
Water for agriculture
Who should apply?
AgTech startups and companies that offer solutions in the three above mentioned focus topics
Startups and companies that are interested in the South Africa smallholder farmer market
Startups and companies that are open to attending sessions and learning about the unique qualities of theSouth African smallholder farmer market
Startups and companies that have a developed proof of concept
Startups and companies that have the capacity to build a sustainable partnership with a South African partner
We believe this is an opportunity to tap into the potential the South African smallholder farmer market has to offer, while bringing on board innovative technologies with the potential to create impactful changes in the lives of smallholder farmers.
The Innovation Journey is led and implemented by JDC (The Joint) in partnership with the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry , in addition to Pears Program for Global Innovation as content and professional partners.