Make it possible...

We like to get in touch with people who are leaders in food and agri, innovative thinkers and focused investors. Our partners and supporters make it possible to develop F&A Next into a sustainable, long-term high quality initiative.

Organizing partners
Wageningen University & Research is one of the world’s top-ranked universities in the fields of agriculture, food science and forestry. Its mission is ‘to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’.
Rabobank is world leader in food & agri, with a dedicated strategy which contributes to the economic success of its clients and the communities in which they operate while also helping to feed the world sustainably.
StartLife is Europe’s longest running and leading agrifoodtech accelerator. Its mission to accelerate the development of early-stage startups that shape a sustainable food system with breakthrough technologies in the domain of agriculture and food.
Anterra Capital is the international agrifood Venture Capital firm that backs entrepreneurs who are building a healthier food system. Backed by leading LPs, Anterra looks to catalyze transformation with a world class network, financial flexibility and patient capital.
In 2050 the food system needs to offer food security to 10 billion people worldwide—tasty, affordable, healthy food produced with respect for animals and our planet. As a Practice Leader, Foodvalley NL guides parties from thoughts and ambitions into practice. As an independent organisation, we drive collective action with frontrunners across sectors and countries. We provide access to the right people, financial resources, shared facilities and best practices. The result: viable businesses and new healthy sustainable sectors. Join the journey, shaping the future of food together.
ICL Planet is the vehicle in which ICL chooses to work with innovative companies, synergize with their novelty, and short-cut their way to global play. We offer a unique flexible hybrid innovation model that uses various startup incubator and accelerator elements to synergize ICL’s resources, expertise, mentorship, and infrastructure with early-stage innovative AgTech and FoodTech startups with the goal to make an impact in the world we live in and in the AgriFood Tech ecosystem.
We are Horticoop, a royal investment cooperative that invests in horticultural companies that contribute to increased productivity with reduced or more sustainable use of raw materials. We focus on technological innovations in the horticultural sector, including CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture). Together with our supporter of 280 Dutch and German members, we add capital, expertise and network with which we help our portfolio companies realize their growth and innovation plans.
Oost NL, Eastern Netherlands Development Agency. Our social mission is to contribute to sustainable and healthy transitions. We work together towards a sustainable future with technological renewal and innovation in sustainable food, accessible healthcare and smart energy in the East Netherlands. We invest in innovative companies with public funds, support their development and connect the region with national/international players. We work on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, provinces Gelderland and Overijssel.
The German AgriFood Society is an association of young entrepreneurs. Together with partners such as Rootcamp, Fraunhofer IGD, and Rentenbank, we form the German AgriFood Alliance. Our goal is to create joint visibility to discuss and promote common themes.
Invest-NL is an impact investor committed to businesses and projects that will make the Netherlands more sustainable and innovative. Its focus lies on carbon-neutral and circular economy and on innovative, fast-growing companies, or scale-ups. Invest-NL supports innovative entrepreneurs through financing and advice according to one simple principle: impact is our goal, return is our means.
PeakBridge is a global fund manager that invests in scalable, ESG-positive companies in the Agri-FoodTech sector. PeakBridge supports entrepreneurs innovating in key areas such as ingredient innovations, alternative protein technologies, digitization, nutrition and health, and novel farming systems. PeakBridge is a core member of EIT Food and partner of Edmond de Rothschild Private Equity.
Our mission is to unlock the full potential of plants in a transparent and circular way and to convert them into valuable, sustainable solutions. Our vision The Plant Positive Way is based on the foundation of almost 125 years of Cosun's history in the successful valorization of arable crops in a divers portfolio of products with added value.
Astanor Ventures is an impact investor that backs ambitious entrepreneurs across the world with disruptive, scalable solutions that will create systemic change across the agrifood value chain, from soil to gut. Astanor partners with founders who are committed to restoring balance and sustainability to the land and oceans, prioritizing nature and culture, nurturing change and feeding growth.
The future of food is plant-based, and it tastes incredible. We’re leading the way when it comes to creating delicious, natural and nutritious foods that people want to eat and chefs want to cook with. We’re the world’s largest plant-based consumer product company. History doesn’t hold us back, in fact it’s what makes us unique. We’re the future of food!
As one of the world’s largest nutrition companies, ADM is a leader in both human and animal nutrition. We unlock the power of nature and transform crops into ingredients and solutions for foods, beverages and supplements for people all around the world, and we provide a complete range of solutions and services for livestock, aquaculture and pets.
Cropin is a global B2B agtech company and digital transformation enabler for the agri-food ecosystem. Founded in 2010, the company has developed Cropin Cloud, the world's first industry cloud for agriculture.
The European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF) is a 300m venture capital fund exclusively dedicated to the Bioeconomy. ECBF aims to catalyze the transition towards a sustainable future by investing in biobased growth-stage companies with high potential for innovation, favourable returns, and carbon-saving impact.
Corteva Agriscience™ combines leading innovation, customer engagement and operational excellence to deliver seed and crop protection solutions that address agriculture challenges globally. With some of the most recognized brands and a technology pipeline positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to maximizing productivity for farmers and partnering throughout the industry.
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