Last June 29th marked an exciting milestone in the world of food innovation as we proudly launched the Agrifoodtech Ecosystem Map and Report. This groundbreaking initiative aims to shed light on the vibrant foodtech landscape within the Community of Madrid. The launch event was a resounding success, drawing in experts, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders who share the same vision of a sustainable and transformative future for the food industry. Let’s delve into the key highlights and takeaways from this momentous occasion.
The creation of the Agrifoodtech Ecosystem Map and Report has been a collaborative effort, involving cutting-edge technology and the unwavering commitment of numerous partners. Implemented by Ivoro Ventures, a leading venture builder in the foodtech sector, and supported by IMDEA Alimentación, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), and the project HEADLINES by EIT Food, the project has evolved into a powerful platform showcasing the diverse range of foodtech actors operating in the region.
The heart of the initiative is the interactive map, providing an intuitive and user-friendly interface to explore the foodtech ecosystem of the Community of Madrid. From startups to universities, research institutions, incubators, accelerators, associations, events, and established enterprises, the map features a comprehensive collection of the players shaping the future of food innovation. Navigating the map provides a holistic understanding of the rich tapestry of the foodtech sector, fostering connections and collaboration between industry stakeholders.
Accompanying the interactive map is the comprehensive «Agrifoodtech Ecosystem Comunidad de Madrid 2022» report. Developed by experts and entrepreneurs like Natalia del Valle, María Naranjo, Itzíar Ortega, Jaime Martín, Beatriz Romanos, Alberto Jimenez, Juan Cividanes, and Estefania Erro, the report provides insightful analysis and interpretation of the data collected in 2022. It offers valuable insights into trends, challenges, and opportunities within the foodtech ecosystem, driving informed decision-making and strategic planning.
The launch event underscored the urgency of addressing the global climate emergency, emphasizing that the foodtech sector holds the key to transformative change. As the world faces unprecedented challenges, the Community of Madrid’s foodtech ecosystem stands poised to drive sustainable innovations in agriculture, food production, distribution, and waste management. By harnessing technology and collaboration, the sector can lead the way in creating a more sustainable and resilient food system.
The launch of the Agrifoodtech Ecosystem Map and Report is just the beginning of a transformative journey. The platform will continue to evolve and grow, becoming an indispensable resource for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers, and anyone with an interest in the foodtech sector. The project’s success lies in ongoing collaboration and engagement from all stakeholders, fostering a dynamic and inclusive ecosystem.