AgriTech Hub fund is particularly interested in the following areas:
Smart fields – precision agriculture
We invest in process solutions, which are based on collecting data on spatial diversity of crops within a field and facilitating their analysis and interpretation. We are also interested in projects associated with the dosage of plant protection and nourishment products.
AgriTech Hub keeps a close eye on areas associated with materials and raw materials of natural origin, which can find application in the food industry. Here examples include biodegradable packaging, edible tableware or everyday use items.
Food e-commerce – Farm‑2‑consumer
It is not only farmers and producers who stand to benefit from the technologies we are involved with, but also the consumers. AgriTech Hub invests in the development of modern - and thus mobile and flexible - approach to food purchasing and delivery.
New plant varieties
The future of a modern and innovative agriculture and food sector also lies in new plant varieties - more resistant to the changing climate and pests - but at the same time those which retain their health promoting qualities. The AgriTech Hub invests in plant varieties which use the available resources, such as water, more efficiently. Within the scope of this sector, we are keenly interested in a technology which will reduce the time scale for the introduction new varieties, thorough in vitro androgenesis for example.
AgriTech Hub attentively watches the process solutions used in food production and processing. In our eyes, there is potential in the growth of this scientific discipline and we’d gladly take a closer look at the most innovative projects, even at their early inception stages. Here, our areas of interest include: research on dehydrating plat products, food disinfection methods prior to placing in sterile packaging, as well as osmotic drying methods and using waves with certain desired properties.
There are major investment opportunities in the sector engaged with managing food which is past its sell by date and food production wastes. Due to the scale of food production waste generation and the quantity of food past its sell by date wasted by supermarket chains, the Waste-tech area lies within the fund’s zone of interest.
Renewable energy sources is a sector where AgriTech Hub sees the potential for groundbreaking and commercially viable projects. This holds particularly true for fermentation processes optimisation at biogas power plants, with the use of developed microbes and microorganisms, which optimise production processes.
Also of particular interest is the Internet of Things (IoT) concept as well as data collection technologies. It is estimated that the number of IoT devices supplied to the agriculture industry will reach 70 million in 2020, pursuant to 20% year on year growth. Most of these sensors are measuring devices: soil acidity, moisture content, temperature, light exposure as well as other factors affecting growth of crops.