World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit is joining CHAP partner Tesco for year four of the Tesco Agri T-Jam and World Agri-Tech Pitch Day.
The aim is to give early-stage agritech innovators the opportunity to work with the UK’s leading food retailer and its supply chain partners.
Entries are now open for seed and early-stage companies to submit details of their technology and business overview, but make sure you submit your entry before the closing date on 10th June.
Tesco are looking for technologies that address one or more of the following priority areas:
Reducing environmental footprint and GHG emissions
Crop specific solutions, shelf life and storage
Improving soil health and resilience
Water quality analysis and irrigation
Robotics, automation and sensor technology
Monitoring and supporting biodiversity
Livestock: animal health and welfare
Supply chain efficiency and waste reduction
Indoor and vertical farming
Remote operations – automation, farm management, worker safety
After a first round review, shortlisted start-ups will be contacted for more details and invited to submit a short pitch video and 10 finalists will be invited as guests to network at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit on 28th-29th September.
The final presentations will take place virtually on Monday 18th October with the judging committee, supply chain partners and Tesco colleagues. This will be followed by a public showcase webinar to a global audience, and the announcement of the 2021 winner.
At least one finalist will receive fast-track introductions and mentoring by the Tesco agriculture team and its supplier network, with potential to trial their solution (subject to assessment).
For more information, and to submit an entry, go to Agri T-Jam 2021.