FoodTech is an ecosystem made of all the agrifood entrepreneurs and startups (from production to distribution) innovating on the products, distribution, marketing or business model.
AgTech: startups disrupting agriculture. They come up with solutions to improve farming output and quality using drones, sensors and farm management software. AgTech is also about new farm products, next generation farms and urban farming.
FARM MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Startups assisting farmers in managing, organising and optimising all of the tasks on their farm.
DRONES & ROBOTS
Startups providing farmers with robots and drones. These tools are used to collect data or directly to replace human tasks.
URBAN AND NOVEL FARMS
Startups developing urban farms to reduce the distance between production and consumption or developing new-generation farms to increase yields, quality and sustainability.
Startups working on B2B e-commerce marketplaces for farmers (with products ranging from seeds to equipment).
Research and development oriented startups with a focus on living systems and organisms for agriculture and food.
FoodScience: startups developing new food products answering the need for more transparency, health and environmental concerns. Products range from market innovations to radical disruptions using revolutionary ingredients.
Startups working on breakthrough food products, mostly to replace those currently in use with more sustainable and healthier alternatives.
Startups reinventing the meal. Their bars, drinks or powders replace the traditional meal with highly nutritious alternatives.
Startups developing smarter and more sustainable food and beverage packagings.
Startups working on already well-established ingredients or markets (such as chocolate or the baby food). The innovation is either in the product itself, the transparency of its composition, the means of distribution or greater customisation of the products.
Startups working on new forms of drinks, to promote new ingredients or healthier lifestyle.
APPLIANCES AND COOKWARE
Startups developing new generation of appliances or cookware. They provide more technology, new distribution channels or more personalisation.
Foodservice: startups reinventing the restaurant industry. It means improving the management of restaurants and institutional catering, connecting customers and businesses directly to local chefs for catering and new experiences.
Services to book a restaurant table, generally with discount. These startups can specialize by focusing on unsold food, high-end restaurants, etc.
Services to improve restaurant management. These startups help with the online presence, cash management, marketing, customer feedback, order taking, inventory management, traceability, recipes, etc.
Startups enabling anyone to hire the services of a local chef to organise a dinner or cocktail party based on their tastes and budget.
Startups helping restaurants for hiring additional staff for rush hours. These “go-between” platforms enable restaurants to expand their workforce with a few clicks by managing administrative procedures.
Startups developing cooking robots to help or replace human tasks. This also includes 3D printers, automated kiosks and bartending robots.
Coaching: startups answering the questions “is my food good for me?” and “what should I eat?”. These services target the final customer and help him to have a better view of his food purchases and intakes in order to reach his personal goals.
Startups working on genome or microbiota-based tests to establish the personalised nutritional needs of each customer.
Startups answering the question “what should I eat (or drink)?” with recommendations of meals, recipes, shopping lists or wines based on each customer expectations. These startups use manual recommendations from specialists or algorithms based on artificial intelligence.
Startups reinventing the recipe as we know it with new formats such as interactive games or addictive videos broadcast on social networks.
Startups enabling consumers to access quality information on food products. They aim to create standardised content that is easily accessible by everyone and potentially exchangeable between different services.
Startups creating tourist experiences around food-related point of interest (brewery, vineyard …) or reinventing access to cooking classes.
Delivery: startups answering the delivery challenges in the food industry, with home delivery of groceries, restaurant meals or meals prepared in their own kitchens.
Startups regularly delivering to their customers all the ingredients to make meals by adapting quantities to the home.
Startups developing food e-commerce platforms, including farm-to-home solutions and stores delivery.
Delivery services to receive products selected by experts every month. Wine, tea, coffee and exotic new products from around the world are among the most popular themes.
Startups enabling their customers to be delivered with prepared meals from nearby restaurants, mostly through independent drivers.
FULL STACK DELIVERY
Startups delivering meals prepared in their own kitchens.
Startups developing food delivery drones or robots.
New generation of automated machine providing food groceries, meals and snack.
Retail: startups developing solutions for the food retail industry, from the digitalisation of the supply chain to the a better in-store shopper experience.
DATA FOR SUPPLY CHAIN
Startups addressing the issues of the food supply chain with tools to improve data management.
Startups working to (re)build a bond between brands and their customers while providing food corporates with more in-store data on consumers behaviours.
Startup providing brands with solutions to digitalise, integrate and manage all the channels, to sale their products in-store and online.