We caught up with the new head of Finistere’s Dublin office, Kieran Furlong to find out how the new Ireland Agtech Fund will work.
There are a number of key areas of opportunity for agrifood tech startups in Europe as the support and resources available to entrepreneurs increases slowly, write Thomas van den Boezem and Louisa Burwood-Taylor.
Global animal nutrition player Alltech is a senior figure in Ireland’s agricultural industry and in its 37 years, has made just five acquisitions, all in the last two years.
Ireland plans to increase domestic dairy production by 50% by 2020, but this throws us various challenges that only technology can solve.
IdentiGEN uses proprietary DNA analysis to determine the origin of meat or fish down to the individual animal.
At this year’s Irish National Ploughing Championships, Enterprise Ireland hosted a showcase of very early stage ag technology startups to show the hundreds of thousands of attendees at the three-day event.
The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is launching a €20 million Ireland-focused agtech fund, managed by Finistere Ventures.
Located at Harper Adams University, the Agri-EPI Centre is the first of four agritech innovation centers under the UK's agritech strategy that are being jointly funded by the ag industry and the government.
The company says its technology is transforming poultry production by turning a cost center -- dealing with waste manure -- into a source of fuel, thereby driving farm profitability through reduced energy bills.
The German agriculture, energy, and construction conglomerate partnered with Austrian agricultural cooperative RWA Group on the Agro Innovation Lab startup accelerator program earlier this year.
The startup spun out of Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB), the life sciences research institute founded by the Flemish Government in 1995, and raised all the funding from local Belgian investors.
Two weeks ago I headed to Stockholm, Sweden to speak at and attend the Sweden Food Tech “Big Meet” conference and I was impressed by the small but growing level of activity in the country.
Brexit presents an opportunity for the UK to re-pivot, refocus and redeploy its capital and energies towards the nation’s value-added agricultural technologies and cutting-edge science capabilities, writes Richard Ferguson.
The new fund, which will focus on mid-market investment opportunities in sustainable food processing and production companies, is targeting a $500m final close in 2018.
A study of 946 farms in France has shown that pesticide use can be significantly reduced without lowering yields or profitability.
Roslin Technologies has spun out of the University of Edinburgh and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, to raise £10 million ($12.4m) in funding to commercialize its first products.
Obi Ezenwa is managing director of Pine Global, a startup consultancy that, among other things, helps startups apply for grant funding in Europe.
St. Patrick’s Day is synonymous with eating corned beef cabbage and drinking green beer, but it also gives us an opportunity to take a look at some of the latest agritech innovations coming out of the Emerald Isle.
The extension in funding has given AgroSavfe a prime slot within Sofinnova’s newly-launched, €106 million Industrial Biotech Fund that closed last week.
Ag technologies are an essential part of Spearhead's European operations, but it also faces challenges in deploying them, according to Tom Green, CEO.