TERRA, Rabobank and RocketSpace’s next-generation accelerator, kicks off its fourth Cohort next week, partnering 13 innovative startups with a consortium of corporates working across the food and agriculture value chain: Beta San Miguel, GrainCorp, Griffith Foods, OSI, Meat & Livestock Australia, and Tate & Lyle.
TERRA brings together cutting edge startups with forward thinking corporates to co-develop new products, adapt technologies to new industries, build lasting commercial partners and more. With their corporate partners, these startups will design and implement pilot tests over the next six months, each focusing on a designated business challenge.
Cohort IV will tackle rapid food safety testing, supply chain tech to reduce waste and novel ingredients like plant-based protein from upcycled carbon dioxide with newly selected startups who beat out over 300 applications spanning 50 countries.
Altum Technologies (Finland): Uses software-guided power ultrasound to remove fouling from industrial equipment with no production stoppages and no toxic chemicals.
Burlap & Barrel (USA): Sources unique, beautiful spices for professional chefs and home cooks.
ClearLeaf S. A. (Costa Rica): Designs and commercializes innovative pre- and post-harvest solutions that protect the environment and optimize farmer profits.
Corumat Inc. (USA): High-tech, biodegradable packaging.
DataFarming (Australia): Aims to unlock the potential of Precision Agriculture products and farm data by putting easy-to-use, simple, automated and low-cost digital solutions in the hands of agronomists and producers.
Digested Organics (USA): Converts organic waste into clean water, concentrated co-products, and renewable energy.
Kiverdi (USA): Generates edible ingredients from air’s upcycled carbon dioxide.
Phyto Corporation (South Korea): Creates the future of food with Salicornia, a plant grown by seawater.
Shameless Pets, LLC (USA): Sources edible, safe, and nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste.
SnapDNA (USA): Executes rapid food safety testing through pathogen analysis.
SwissDeCode (Switzerland): Helps food and feed manufacturers transform contamination threats into sustainable opportunities.
The Better Meat Co. (USA): Provides innovative plant protein formulas for foodservice providers and meat processors to enhance taste and sustainability.
Yarok Microbio (Israel): Develops a fast microbiological testing system for the fresh food industry to protect consumers and safeguard producer interests.
How can startups and corporates get involved? Learn more here.