In a world where more people need to be fed with the same amount of soil and in changing circumstances, it is a challenge to keep food production growing in quantity, sustainability and retaining the same or better quality. The Agro- and Foodtech-sector are faced with this challenge, in which cooperation is the key aspect to achieve what is highly necessary.
Om April 26 until 28, eleven Israeli companies presented themselves to the Scandinavian market, ready to make an impact on European production and innovation. Cooperation and collaboration were key themes of the events, which were hosted by the Agrofood Park in Aarhus, Denmark, and by Invest in Skåne and Innovation Skåne networks in Malmö, Sweden.
The following Israeli companies were represented during the events:
2BFresh, represented by mr. Avner Shohet
ChickP, represented by ms. Liat Levy and prof. Ram Reifen
Evigence, represented by mr. Danny Hacohen
Future Meat, represended by mr. Yaron Sfadyah
Hargol, represented by mr. Dror Tamir
Imagindairy, represented by ms. Roni Zidon
TIPA, represented by ms. Annalisa Nissola
Wilk, represented by mr. Nathaniel Benchemhoun
ZeroEgg, represented by mr. Sander de Laat
Fresh Start Incubator, represented by ms. Noga Sela Shalev
The Kitchen Foodhub, represented by ms. Dorit Rozner
The Agro Food Park in Aarhus is home to many Foodtech-related companies, and also to the R&D-centers of large companies like Arla Foods and Nordea. In this area of innovation, the Israeli participants got the chance to meet with local companies, among which Arla Foods, Aarhus University and Tetrapak.
The Danish market presented itself to be a good area for Food- and Bio-tech. The country has a history of producing and exporting food, and is always looking for new and innovative ways to increase the yield, quality and sustainability of the food production.
The region of Skåne, in which the city of Malmö is situated, has a high focus on international cooperation and innovation. For Sweden, this area is the bridge to Denmark, Germany and many other European countries – and with that a hub for international business. The organizations Invest in Skåne and Innovation Skåne were happy to tell more about this.
The foodtech-development in Sweden is very much consumer-driven: the consumers are asking for alternatives for meat and dairy. In this way, foodtech developers and companies are more certain that their products will be sold, giving a more natural boost to the local foodtech development and production.
Israeli companies had the chance here to talk with Ikea, ICA, a Scandinavian retail concern, several governmental institutions and other local participants.
In total, over 250 B2B-meetings took place between local and Israeli companies and promising connections were made between the Foodtech sector in Scandinavia and in Israel. Collaboration in this market is key – with combined knowledge and efforts a new era of food production and consumption can become a reality.
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