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Agri-Tech Hackathon aims to kick-start safety innovations for autonomous agricultural vehicles

Agri-EPI Centre, in partnership with Hands Free Farm, are running a Hackathon event challenging technological innovators to “hack” a solution to the increasing challenges and complexities of the safety of autonomous agricultural vehicles. With new and emerging technologies driving innovations in various sectors worldwide, agriculture in particular stands to benefit from technology that can alleviate […]

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The THRIVE EUROPE Challenge

SVG Ventures | THRIVE announces the THRIVE Europe Challenge to find the best European Startups in Agtech and Foodtech! The THRIVE EUROPE Challenge is part of the THRIVE Global Initiative, which aims to enable the needed transformations in the entire food value chain by hosting a series of international pitch challenges. THRIVE EUROPE follows regional […]

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Future Acres Launches to Bring Sustainable Agricultural Robotics to Farm Industry and Optimize Workforce Efficiency and Safety

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation and Electrification Technology Streamline Harvesting of Specialty Crops and Increase Production Efficiency by Up to 30 Percent with Improved Working Conditions. At a time when farmers are tasked with producing more food than ever before to meet growing global population demands – predicted to get as high as 10 billion people […]

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Inspiring business book “From Farms to Incubators” puts a spotlight on women leaders of the agricultural technology revolution

“You’ll never think about food and farms the same way again.” David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy Climate change, water shortages and an ever-growing global population are making the world’s food supply more precarious than ever, but a new generation of female entrepreneurs is using high technology to secure the future of agriculture, as documented in the new […]

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THRIVE Europe Challenge

We are delighted to announce the launch of THRIVE Europe Challenge which will take place on October 7th, 2021.  The Europe Challenge is part of THRIVES’s Global initiative which was launched with the USDA in 2020 and which recognizes and promotes key early and late stage startup innovators that positively impact different regions of the world.  […]

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THRIVE Africa Challenge Wrap Up and Winners!

THRIVE Africa Challenge was a phenomenal success! Nine African innovators took to the stage and presented their impressive technology solutions to the global audience and a team of stellar judges.  Jessica Lapenn, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, officially opened the event, and we had special appearances by Beth Bechdol, Deputy Director-General of the Food and […]

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THRIVE Africa Challenge Finalists

On February 4th, ten (10) leading entrepreneurs creating new technologies and game changing innovations for global good, will take to the stage to present their innovative technology solutions. One winning startup will receive the THRIVE AFRICA Challenge Award, brand exposure, opportunity to participate in THRIVE’s Silicon Valley Startup Bootcamp, access to the THRIVE ecosystem, and […]

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THRIVE CANADA Challenge

In just a few short weeks, nine Canadian Challenge Finalists will take to the stage to present their innovative technology solutions & battle it out for the prestigious THRIVE Canada Challenge Award. It will also include the announcement of winners of Female Founders Award as well as People’s Choice Award. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister […]

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THRIVE, the #1 global AgriFood tech accelerator is closing applications on November 20th

THRIVE, the #1 global AgriFood tech accelerator & most active Agtech investor in the world is closing applications on November 20th for their THRIVE VII Accelerator Program. The Accelerator supports seed stage startups from all areas of the value chain whose technologies drive us towards a more efficient, sustainable, and secure agriculture future. THRIVE Accelerator […]

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UV light may replace chemicals in fungus fight

Everywhere grapes are grown, growers have to worry about powdery mildew. A typical grape grower spray chemical fungicides for powdery mildew management between 10 and 15 times each year. The fungicides used are costly and environmentally unfriendly, plus the fungus typically adapts to the fungicides within a few generations, requiring heavier applications or changing formulas. […]