Trendlines at Agri-Food Innovation Week
We are proud to be a Gold sponsor of the first Agri-Food Innovation Week in Singapore, 27-29 November 2018.
Trendlines Incubators Israel CEO Nitza Kardish is a member of the conference Advisory Board and participated in a panel discussion on building the agri-food innovation ecosystem in Southeast Asia. Chairman and CEO Steve Rhodes served as a Shark Panel judge during a Technology Showcase focused on Indoor Agriculture and Sustainable Aquaculture.
The CEOs of three Trendlines Agtech portfolio companies presented at Technology Showcases held each day of the conference.
- Crops, Farming and Supply Chain Technology: Raviv Kula of FruitSpec described the company’s technology for accurate fruit yield estimates, early in the season when the fruit is still “green” and critical decisions are made.
- Indoor Agriculture and Sustainable Aquaculture: AquiNovo‘s Nissim Chen explained the non-hormonal, non-GMO growth enhancers for farmed fish.
- Nutrition, Health, Protein and the Future of Food: AlgaHealth CEO Oron Ayalon described the company’s novel microalgal sources to produce fucoxanthin.
On 26 November, Trendlines held an investor event in Singapore to mark the third anniversary of its IPO on the Singapore Exchange. Nitza, Steve, and the three portfolio company CEOs were on hand to present and answer questions from the audience.
According to conference organizers, Agri-Food Innovation Week —
… aims to accelerate technology and investment in Southeast Asia’s food supply chain and its flourishing innovation ecosystem addressing the growing role of technology in building an efficient, resilient and sustainable agri-food supply chain that can deliver fresh, nutritious food to today’s fast-changing consumer market.
Asia is the world’s largest food market. … to meet demand, major and urgent changes are needed to upgrade the region’s agri-food system, from precision farming to sustainable aquaculture and adoption of new alternatives to animal protein. … Singapore has its own food security challenges, being heavily dependent on 90% food imports for its sophisticated 5.2 million population whose fast-changing demographics are driving demand for non-traditional, new and exciting food products.
Trendlines Incubators Israel CEO Nitza Kardish on the panel, Building the Agri-Food Innovation Ecosystem in South East Asia, Agri-Food Innovation Week, Singapore, 27 November 2018.
FruitSpec CEO Raviv Kula presents during the Technology Showcase on Crops, Farming and Supply Chain Technology, Agri-Food Innovation Week, Singapore, 27 November 2018.
Trendlines Chairman & CEO Steve Rhodes is a judge on the Shark Panel at the Technology Showcase (Indoor Agriculture and Sustainable Aquaculture), Agri-Food Innovation Week, Singapore, 28 November 2018.
AquiNovo CEO Nissim Chen presents during the Technology Showcase of Indoor Agriculture and Sustainable Aquaculture, Agri-Food Innovation Week, Singapore, 28 November 2018.
AlgaHealth CEO Oron Ayalon presents as part of the Nutrition, Health, Protein and the Future of Food Technology Showcase, Agri-Food Innovation Week, Singapore, 29 November 2018.