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.
Startups increasing the profitability of farms based using predictive analysis of data of agricultural areas. These services make it possible to optimise yields while decreasing the number of products used.
Example : Bilberry
DRONES & ROBOTS
Startups that provide farmers with robots and drones. These tools are used to collect data or directly to replace human tasks.
Example : Airinov
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 developing smarter and more sustainable food and beverage packagings.
Startups working on a new take 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.
Media: startups answering consumers questions about food products and enabling them to discover new foods matching their needs. These services combine recipes and nutritional information in a way that is entertaining and more easy to reach for the consumer.
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.
Startups developing robots to replace kitchen or waiting staff. These startups can build their own robots or focus on the software.
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.
Services offering to their users the ability to enter in an application all the ingredients consumed to obtain a nutritional opinion. The input of information can be done textually (individual ingredients, dishes, barcodes for packaged products) or by photo recognition.
Example : FoodVisor
Startups working genome or microbiota-based tests to establish the personalised nutritional needs of each customer.
Example : Bloomizon
RECOMMENDATION & AI
Delivery&Retail: startups answering e-commerce challenges in the food industry. The scope is broad, from the improvement of the shopper experience in actual food stores to the home delivery of groceries or restaurant meals.
Startups developing store robots dedicated to answer customers’ questions and scan shelves for a potential restocking.
Startups that enable its customers to receive at home prepared meals from nearby restaurants, mostly through independent drivers.
Examples : Deliveroo, Foodora
Startups working to (re)build the bond between brands and the end consumer and provide information to industrial firms on customer behaviour in stores or restaurants.
Examples : Vazee, Shopmium
Startups developing food delivery drones or robots.