- World Agri-Tech Dubai will spotlight 15 AgTech start-ups addressing agricultural challenges in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.
- Entrepreneurs will present solutions ranging from biosensors for disease prevention to electric tractors and digital marketplaces.
- The summit is a platform for start-ups to connect with investors and corporate partners.
Innovative Solutions for Climate-Stressed Regions
The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in Dubai, scheduled for December 4-5, will feature 15 AgTech start-ups offering scalable technologies tailored for the climate-affected areas of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. These start-ups are set to introduce various solutions, including advanced biosensors, precision irrigation management, electric tractors, and B2B marketplaces, all designed to address the unique agricultural challenges farmers face in these regions face.
Main Stage Pitches and Tech Showcases
Eight early-stage entrepreneurs, chosen by the summit’s tech scouts, will have the opportunity to pitch their innovations live on stage during the technology showcase hosted by Innovation Oasis. They will present their solutions and engage with investors through a Q&A session. The line-up includes:
- AgriTech Analytics (Kenya): AI and IoT-driven pest and disease detection for smallholder farmers.
- Govi.ai (Sri Lanka): Real-time farm management with intelligent sensors and analytics.
- Moonrider (India): Electric autonomous tractors with on-the-go charging.
- Rhea (Kenya): IoT-based soil testing and machine learning recommendations for crop optimization.
- Robocare (Tunisia): Digital monitoring for early disease detection using drones and IoT.
- Tawi Fresh (Kenya): A digital marketplace connecting farmers with commercial buyers.
- Yola Fresh (Morocco): Predictive algorithms for fresh produce supply chain dynamics.
- YY Regen (Lebanon): Integration of renewable energy and sustainable practices in farming.
EBRD AgVenture Innovation Competition Winners
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will introduce three winners of its 2023 AgVenture innovation competition:
- Kumulus (Tunisia): Machines that produce fresh water by replicating dew with solar power.
- Biftek (Turkey): A supplement to reduce the cost of lab-grown meat production.
- SmappLab’s (Hungary): A platform for optimizing pesticide use through insect monitoring.
- Seabex (Tunisia): Provides precision irrigation insights without the cost of sensor data.
Exhibition and Networking Opportunities
In addition to the main stage presentations, the exhibition will feature AgTech start-ups like Invati (India), AgriLift (Singapore), and TraceX (India), showcasing their innovations and seeking engagement opportunities. The summit aims to facilitate meaningful connections between these emerging companies, investors, and industry leaders.
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