Category: News 2018

F&A Next 2018 Rocked!

We did it! With all of you visiting Wageningen Campus last week, we made F&A Next the place to be. F&A Next makes it possible to be in the same room with some of today’s food & agtech rockstars. More than 550 visitors packed the seats across two days...

Ideas for the circular economy mushroom

Turning waste into profit is now big business. But often, companies don’t have the vision or the partners to convert what they used to throw away into revenue streams. Resources like the Circado trading platform help them join the circular economy. Linda Grieder is the founder and CEO of...

Meet NLO at F&ANext

NLO is one of the larger Intellectual Property firms in Europe. Headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands, we have over 20 specialists in the F&A area, with several specialists based in our office in Ede in the ‘Food Valley’ region. Our firm is particularly prominent in the fields of...

Robotics, from Farm to Fork. Interview with Rick van de Zedde

picture by © Gea Hogeveen  “Robotics provides major opportunities to produce food more-efficiently by exploiting new, robust crops in a more-sustainable way”, says Rick van de Zedde, scientist and business developer Phenomics and Automation at Wageningen University & Research. At F&A Next 2018, he will discuss the latest trends and...

F&A Next: Innovation – think like an entrepreneur

Gil Horsky is Director Global Innovation at Mondelēz International, home to brands like Milka, Oreo and belVita. He has developed and launched more than $ 500 million worth of new branded food products around the world. What is the status of food and food-tech sectors? Gil Horsky: “I don’t...

“There has never been a better time for food & agtech”

Niccolo Manzoni is a co-founder of Five Seasons Ventures and is one of the first food tech venture investors in Europe. Previously, he created and managed a    portfolio of food tech investments in high-profile companies such as Just, Impossible Foods and Memphis Meats. He established a proprietary network for...

These Heroes In Food & Ag Innovation Will Be Pitching

F&A Next brings tomorrow’s heroes in Food & Ag to the stage; Ecoation, Simba Meat, InFarm and Segovia are among the heroes who will pitch their propositions. Have a look at the other heroes and come check out their pitches at F&A Next on 30 & 31 May. Get your ticket today!

Interview Ben Langelaan about sustainable proteins

“There are major opportunities for startups, and other companies throughout the chain, to bring sustainable plant proteins to market”, says Ben Langelaan, Research Manager at Wageningen Food & Biobased Research. “There is an abundance of innovative ideas, concepts and technologies waiting to be explored and exploited.” Langelaan, involved in...

Podcast: Less soil compaction means higher yields

Harm Edens of BNR radio speaks to Herman Schoorlemmer, Research Manager at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Listen to the podcast here (in Dutch, 24 minutes), or read on for the synopsis in English. We are used to images of lone, giant combine harvesters processing vast swathes of farmland....

Start-up pulls off a ‘Koupe’

Koupe ice cream is much lower in sugar than the regular stuff and contains three times the protein. Thanks to its healthy image and a good dose of marketing nous, Koupe’s products are available in six countries just a year after launch. Jaco Pieper assumed people would not be...