Impression 2020

F&A Next 2020 – Impact of COVID-19

In 2020 F&A Next went fully virtual due to the sudden and quick worldwide outbreak of the Corona-virus. In little to no time we switched our two day program to a 2,5 hour webinar. On 13 May 2020 the first virtual edition of F&A Next took place. Well over 1,100 participants from 67 countries tuned in on the live webinar!  The viewers rated the 2020 edition with an impressive score of 8.8 / 10.

The overall theme of this edition was, not surprisingly, the Impact of COVID-19 in the F&A Industry. Investors openly discussed how the Corona pandemic affected investment decisions. In cooperation with Agfunder, we presented the highlights of our annual report on Food- & Agtech Investments in Europe. And, of course, we proudly presented eight startups that were selected as the Next Heroes in Food- & Agtech 2020.

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Three Big Takeaways from F&A Next 2020

A few years from now, the coronavirus pandemic may feel like a distant memory. For now, it seems to be the only relevant issue. And even when the immediate threat of the pandemic is behind us, signs of how it’s reshaped daily life and business are sure to linger.

At F&A Next’s fifth annual summit, over a thousand doers, investors and observers in the sector joined the virtual edition with Covid-19 and its impact on the agri-foodtech sector on their minds. Here are three big takeaways about how the pandemic is and will reshape how we cultivate, move, and consume food for the foreseeable future.


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