The Future Food Asia Award 2018, showcased Asia Pacific’s top startups and innovators leading disruption in the agri-food value chain. FFAA is APAC’s one-of-a-kind focused platform to meet AgriTech and FoodTech enthusiasts and hear informed perspectives on what it takes to disrupt the food value-chain.
FUTURE FOOD ASIA 2018 KEY HIGHLIGHTS
START-UP FINALISTS 2018
FFAA 2018 WINNER
OneCrop’s solution radically increases crop yields through a unique degradable mulch film. It provides a technologically advanced yet cost-effective film that stores soil moisture, increases soil temperature, and drives vigorous early germination and plant growth, allowing commercial farmers around the world to significantly boost their productivity with no impact on the environment.
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Alchemy Foodtech is a deep technology startup funded by NRF/SPRING TECS grants that aim to stop the global diabetes epidemic by lowering blood glucose spikes of everyday carbohydrate staples such as refined jasmine white rice, white bread, noodles etc. with their patent pending ingredient innovations that has been clinically proven.
The expansion of organic farming is handicapped by the lack of stable and consistent agricultural inputs, in particular bio fertilizers. FIB-SOL has developed a patented nanofiber platform technology to provide light-weight, consistent and stable bio fertilizers. The technology enables delivery of a high payload of active ingredients in a stable form, thereby reducing the bulkiness and increasing the efficiency of bio fertilizers. Along with logistics savings, it helps improve the yield and environmental footprint of farming.
PureSpace’s solution applies to fresh produce all along the cold chain and increases their shelf life, thus greatly reducing post-harvest losses. It has developed a proprietary nano-catalyst technology to completely decompose ethylene gas and airborne bacteria effectively and safely. Thanks to their handy portable device, the solution can be deployed at multiple points of the supply chain.
Shenzhen Qianhai Xiaozao Technology Co., Ltd, homes in on the mass cultivation of natural microalgae Nannochloropsis and scale production of its derivative such as EPA (Omega-3) products. They have invented proprietary technologies and know-hows in process including strain selection and development, cultivation, harvesting and downstream processing which allows them to be the first company in the world to deliver a line of EPA products with commercial scalability and economic viability. Microalgal derivatives such as EPA products are vegan, heavy metal free, superiorly bioavailable in GI tracts over fish oils and eco-friendly.
FFAA 2018 FINALISTS
Amai Proteins is producing sweet proteins as sugar substitutes. The proprietary novel ingredients are healthy (zero calories, zero glycemic index), tasty, cheaper than sugar (in sweetness units), scalable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Amai is taking sweet proteins found along the equatorial belt and applies Computational Protein Design and Biotechnology to adapt the proteins to the mass food market.
BLH Aqua Technology
BLH Aqua Technology’s proprietary technology, Aqutonix, increases water absorption, and thus the photosynthetic efficiency of plants, reducing water and fertilizer usage while increasing yields. For farmers, this means a decrease in operating costs and an increase in profits. For the world, it is a clean and sustainable solution to food and water scarcity.
BioPrime is redefining agriculture and transforming lives through their alternative bio-organic, sustainable solutions for crop improvement, nutrition and protection, despite the growing impact of climate change and crop losses. Patented technology platforms SNIPRTM and Bio-nexusTM are the interface between chemical and biological crop protection and nutrition, precision technology and plant biology.
Green Acres aims at eliminating the usage of antibiotics in the animal farming system. Combining Traditional Chinese Medicine and a more international scientific approach, they are designing unique blends of herbs and other active ingredients to improve the immunity and overall health of livestock. Their holistic approach to animal health has already had proven results on poultry.
XRE Corporation revolutionizes the way canned beverages are consumed. Completely compatible with existing can manufacturing processes, its improved version of “Stay-On-Tab” can lids is patented and allows beverages to be easily re-closed. Reducing beverage waste, it has the potential to become the new standard of the beverage industry.
Bioworks Corporation has developed a natural ingredient-based bioplastic additive to produce strengthened PLA for significantly enhanced mechanical and thermal properties as well as industrial processability. Completely derived from plant biomass, Bioworks additive gives this new PLA a much wider applicability, while remaining 100% biodegradable.
Terragen Biotech is an Ag-Biotech company that develops biological products aimed at promoting plant and animal health. Terragen uses microorganisms as the basis of products that are designed to enhance yield and productivity, while reducing production costs, and the use of chemicals and antibiotics.
SPEAKERS AT FUTURE FOOD ASIA AWARD 2018
FUTURE FOOD ASIA AWARD 2018 PARTNERS