News – Global Impact Challenge Launch

The THRIVE ICL Global Impact solves problems of Worldwide agrifood industry, accelerates the development of the ecosystem, and selects the best startups and scaleups for investment and global recognition. The urgency of the climate crisis is more apparent than ever and disruptive innovation is key to advancing a sustainable future for agriculture. The THRIVE Global Impact Challenge is a global search for the most innovative startups across three key themes; Soil Healthy & Biodiversity, Increase Food Security and Reducing & Offsetting GHG Emissions.
The overall winner will receive multiple prizes including the THRIVE Global Impact Award, possible investment, and a place on the THRIVE Accelerator Program in Silicon Valley and an Impact strategy mentorship funded by the ICL Planet.

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We invite you to join us and participate in the upcoming exciting events taking place in the AgriFood tech ecosystem. Don’t miss out, we will be on the lookout, identifying our next future partnerships. We look forward to meeting you there!

February 2023 /

The 2nd edition of the IFA SMART & GREEN Virtual Conference will be held on February 6-8, 2023. The Opening Session will discuss investments in innovation and startups and the market for special products. Subsequent sessions will showcase cutting-edge plant nutrition innovations across the plant nutrient value chain – from low-carbon, decentralized fertilizer production to novel fertilizer products, manipulation of the microbiome, digital crop nutrition solutions and nutrient recovery and recycling.

IFA Smart & Green

March 2023 /
World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit San Francisco 2023

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit brings together founders, corporates, investors and experts from the agri-food community to think about the challenges in agriculture and food in new and innovative ways. Now in its eleventh year, the summit gathers a global audience of 2000 in San Francisco and online for a unique, two-day event aimed at moving transformational agricultural technologies out of the lab and into the field. Focused on innovation at the nexus of climate-water-energy and food, expert panels will analyze the potential of next generation crop protection and crop nutrition, robotics, precision ag and the convergence of satellites, sensors, and agri-finance in the transition to climate-smart farming.

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit San Francisco

March 2023 /
Future Food-Tech San Francisco 2023

As the world adjusts to the impacts of climate change, conflict, and a changing economic landscape, securing access to sustainable and nutritious food is more important than ever. The summit has become a global hub, connecting 1600 international food brands, ingredient providers, investors, start-ups and technology leaders, whilst digging into the crucial issues facing the food industry today. Over the two-day summit, food-tech pioneers and visionaries will discuss innovative approaches to scaling alt-proteins, new formulations for healthier, nutrient packed foods, and commercial opportunities at the intersection of food and medicine.

Future Food-Tech Summit San Francisco

May 2023 /

The 2023 Hack Summit is a 2-day in-person event bringing together the world’s best and brightest food and climate tech founders, leaders and innovators in Lausanne, Switzerland.


May 2023 /
Investors Meet Food and Agri Startups

F&A Next spurs thought leadership, unites ambitions and serves as a springboard for partnerships that enable a sustainable food system and a better deal for all. By connecting promising startups, scale-ups, dedicated food & agtech investors, innovative corporates and thought leaders, F&A Next mobilizes capital and creates opportunities for a durable transformation of global food systems.

F&A Next

May 2023 /
Future food-tech Alternative proteins New York 2023

Returning for its third year, Future Food-Tech’s dedicated Alternative Proteins Summit in New York reunites the protein industry in person to explore new approaches to scaling novel technologies.
Taking place on June 27-28, the summit will not only bring important conversations to the fore in the form of debates, panels and presentations, but also give delegates the opportunity to taste the future of food. From our iconic Taste Lab, allowing audience members to network with like-minded business leaders whilst trying new products, to our onstage cook-off session Step-Up to the Plate, the event’s marriage of interactive sessions, content-led programming and targeted networking is unmatched.

Future Food-Tech Alternative Proteins

June 2023 /
World Agri-tech South America Summit Sao Paulo 2023

Now in its fourth year, the summit boasts an audience of local and international stakeholders in South America’s flourishing agri-food ecosystem, as well as an expert speaking faculty comprised of growers, agribusinesses, food corporates, start-ups, investors, and government agencies. Providing a bird’s-eye view of how technologies are increasing productivity for some of the largest farming systems in the world, the summit explores how new investments, collaborations and distribution systems are helping bring advanced agri-tech solutions to scale.

World Agri-Tech South America

September 2023 /
World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit London 2023

In its 10th year, the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit has become the annual meeting place for the global agtech industry. As we celebrated a return to live events, the summit brought together leading agribusinesses, co-operatives, CPG brands, entrepreneurs, investors, and policy makers to accelerate the transition to sustainable and resilient agri-food systems. From breeding resilience and diversity into the food system, to tackling labour shortages with robotics and automation, to supporting farmers to adopt new regenerative ag practices, the summit identified the technologies, finance and business models needed to deliver a greener, more food secure future.

World Agri Tech London London

September 2023 /
Future food tech London 2023

Future Food-Tech’s European flagship returned in-person for the first time in three years to shine a spotlight on new technologies and partnerships that are building healthier and more sustainable food systems. The summit offered an unrivalled opportunity to meet like-minded food brand directors, investors and entrepreneurs to share, showcase and scale these innovative solutions. With two action-packed days of thought-provoking panels, insightful presentations, roundtable discussions, workshop sessions and live tasting experiences, the summit facilitated knowledge exchange, high-value connections, and long-lasting business relationships.

Future Food Tech London London

November 2023 /
2023 Thrive Global Impact Challenge

The THRIVE Global Impact Summit brings together over 500 global leaders and entrepreneurs from across the agrifood industry to tackle some of the world’s most critical challenges.
This premier industry gathering which is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and key themes of COP27, will focus on disruptive innovation and transformational solutions that have the potential for global impact.

THRIVE Sustainability Summit

November 2023 /
Agrivest 2023

The AgriVest Conference is a joint effort from GrowingIL, The Trendlines Group, and Greensoil Investments. As Israel’s leading agtech event, AgriVest creates opportunities for knowledge exchange, networking, and diving into advanced agtech solutions. With over 500 companies and a culture of problem-solving, Israel is a vibrant source of agrifood tech innovation.


November 2023 /
FoodTechIL 2023

Foodtech IL is known as the main FoodTech event in Israel. 1500 attendees from Israel, Asia, Europe and America.
FoodTech Expo with Over 65 Israeli startups, including tastings.
Main stage with global FoodTech leaders.
The best spot for investors and corporates to engagewith innovative FoodTech startups

Foodtech IL

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