FoodTech Accelerator is born: what happened at Seeds&Chips 2018

In the past week Milan had hosted the Seeds & Chips Global Food Innovation Summit which brings together the international food innovation community.

In this context Deloitte, together with Amadori, Cereal Docks and Gruppo Finiper and leading players in the innovation ecosystem such as Innogest, Digital Magics, Seeds & Chips and Federalimentare Giovani, presented FoodTech Accelerator the acceleration program dedicated to innovative projects and startups in the food and retail sector.

The initiative was launched on May 8th at the conference that involved all the accelerator partners who shared motivations, objectives and expectations of the acceleration program. Starting with Deloitte, orchestrator in the initiative, which with FoodTech Accelerator wants to enhance the relevance of Made in Italy in the interest of the country and young entrepreneurs. The “Made in Italy” excellence is well represented by industrial partners of the initiative, who see in the collaboration between industries and start-ups a concrete way to ‘go beyond’ and develop new business together. At the same time FoodTech Accelerator is the opportunity to open up to an ecosystem of global innovation, while enhancing the heritage of skills, traditions and culture linked to the local agro-food industry.

FoodTech Accelerator immediately showed great dynamism, animating the entire week of Seeds&Chips.

In addition to the launch conference, in fact, vwas presented at the open innovation conference on 9 May.

the winners of the FoodTech Accelerator Pitch Contest

Furthermore, during the week over 25 startups had the opportunity to participate in the FoodTech Accelerator Pitch contest, the competition that awarded 2 startups (Wenda and Cynomys) with direct inclusion to the shortlist of companies who will access the accelerator.

At Seeds & Chips a great opportunity is born for the international food community, which aims to bring the world of startup and industry closer together and to make Milan an international food innovation hub.

Applications for startups from all over the world remain open until July 29th. Follow us in the international roadshow: we will present FoodTech Accelerator in the most relevant startup ecosystems… Join Us! #FoodTechAccelerator 2018