Great ideas flourish in an innovative ecosystem.

Make a difference, and be part of the Future Food Asia community

Financial and Impact Investors
Have access to a qualified deal flow of startups. Understand agri-foodtech investment landscape.

Entrepreneurs
Develop your network in an efficient manner. Meet targeted investors and strategic partners.

Academia
Get closer to industry needs. Steer your research efforts towards actionable results.

Multinational Corporations
Stay ahead of your competition with open innovation – leverage new ideas from agile startups.

Small Medium Entreprises
Gain exposure to frugal innovation, and reinforce your competitive edge.

All of us
Be inspired and have your Eureka! moment.

Why you should apply

Invaluable exposure to multinational companies

Win USD 100K of prize money, to grow your business

Network with the right people!

Startup eligibility:

   Technology beyond proof of concept
   Existing operations in the Asia Pacific region
   Team has good English proficiency
   Preparing to raise Series A
   Capital invested to date at least  USD 100K
   Main activities within FFAA’s 4 sectors categories
as shown below:

Why you should apply?

Invaluable exposure to multinational companies

Win USD 100K of prize money, to grow your business

Network with the right people!

Startup eligibility:

   Technology beyond proof of concept
   Existing operations in the Asia Pacific region
   Team has good English proficiency
   Preparing to raise Series A
   Capital raised to date roughly USD 100K
   Main activities within FFAA’s 4 sectors categories as shown below:

Farm-to-Fork


Companies delivering food to consumers from farms directly, in a way that streamlines the supply chain. This excludes B2C food e-commerce companies.

Food Safety & Traceability


Companies tracking food or ingredient production, or bringing new ways to avoid and detect food-borne diseases, therefore reducing food safety concerns.

Indoor Agriculture


Companies developing farming operations and supporting technologies that enable indoor food production.

Waste Tech


Companies developing technologies that help minimize or better manage waste in food and agriculture value chain, or transform agriculture and food waste into value-added products.

Biomaterials & Biochemicals


Companies generating chemicals and materials from renewable resources, i.e. biomass. This includes processes to convert or fraction this biomass. The products from such processes can be used as food, feed ingredients, pharmaceuticals, microbes or non-ag materials.

Food Tech


Companies bringing new ways to process food and ingredients, improving their nutritional value, flavour, functionality and bioavailability. Also includes packaging-related innovation addressing these objectives.

Sustainable Protein


Companies producing alternatives to the traditional animal proteins derived from livestock farming. This includes algae, yeast, insects and cultured proteins.

Animal Health & Nutrition


Companies developing nutritional products and health solutions for agriculture livestock and aquatic organisms.

Aquaculture


Companies farming aquacultural organisms and developing related edible products. Companies cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions.

Soil & Crop Technology


Companies developing agrochemical and biological inputs, seed and crop-related technologies.

Decision Support Tech


Companies developing software to collect and analyse data, improving decision-making process in agriculture and food production.

Drones & Robotics


Companies building drones and robotics to specifically address agricultural production.

Irrigation & Water Tech


Companies developing technologies to manage and use water for agriculture more efficiently. Water management processes in the food industry would fall into Food Tech or Smart Equipment & Hardware.

Smart Equipment & Hardware


Companies leveraging sensors, connected devices or non-robotic machines and Internet of Things in the food and agriculture value chain.

Selection process

Start-ups to fill up FFAA application forms and upload a presentation and supporting documents (such as letters of intent, product brochures, commercialisation etc)

Once submitted, the FFAA team will evaluate the entries for:
•    Proprietary technology and innovativeness,
•    Implementation of business model,
•    Product distribution within its channels,
•    Overall competitiveness of the start-up business within its value-chain,
•    Capabilities and track record of the management team,
•    Path to financial sustainability.

Shortlisted start-ups will be presented to our jury,  and finalists will be invited to present at the event.

Startup Application Period Ended on April 5th 2017.

Stay tuned for further details!