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At AgroBank Tech Digital INNovation we look for the best ideas and technological solutions to transform the agri-food sector through open innovation.

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01.
AgroBank Tech Digital INNovation

AgroBank Tech Digital INNovation is an indirect open innovation program in which, with the experience and knowledge of AgroBank and Innsomnia, eight major strategic challenges are proposed to respond to the needs of the agri-food sector.
AgroBank Tech wants to position itself as the main reference in digitalization throughout the value chain of the agricultural industry to boost its competitiveness and sustainability.

Innsomnia is an accelerator, specialized in digital co-creation processes between technology startups, corporations and SMEs, has exhaustively analyzed the main needs of the top 100 companies in the agricultural sector to pose the strategic challenges that this industry requires.

In figures

AgroBank is CaixaBank business line specialized in agri-food activity and a leader in the sector.

17,400

million euros of financing in 2021

517,000

agro customers within this ecosystem (1 out of every 2 farmers in Spain)

3,500

AgroBank managers make up its human capital

1,650

rural offices throughout Spain

02.
Open Call

The purpose of this global call is to create the largest Agro Innovation and Digitization community in Spain to encourage the recruitment of AgroTech talent through international relations arising from the network of incubators distributed throughout the world. The main objective is to accelerate its growth and transfer the best solutions developed by startups and scaleups to the large corporations in the sector.

In this process, AgroBank Tech Digital INNovation will advise technology startups and SMEs and analyze their evolution on an ongoing basis. At the end of the program, a report will be issued on the status of the project in which the advantages of its application and the degree of disruption will be verified, which in turn will serve as a quality certificate for startups and will allow them to present their proposals to the top100 of the leading companies in the sector.

"This program is a certification value of quality and trust for startups and technological companies"
roadmap
LAUNCH OF THE OPEN CALL

10/26/2022

SEARCH AND CAPTURE

10/26/2022
01/15/2023

SELECTION

01/15/2023
02/24/2023

ACCELERATION

APR/MAY/JUN
2023

MATCH

JULY
2023

  • 1
    Strategic challenges AgroBank Tech 2022-2023

    Definition of the sectoral challenges through the analysis of the needs of the top 100 companies and corporations that drive the agribusiness sector.

  • 2
    Solution Validation

    Selection and evaluation of the 15 best projects in order to meet the needs of companies and expand their degree of maturity (TRL).

  • 3
    Match

    Presentation of the most innovative and disruptive solutions of the incubation and acceleration process to the top 100 companies and corporations in the agribusiness sector.

03.
What can you achieve as a startup?
  • Mentoring to meet the technological development needs of your startup with access to the INNdux Agro digital platform.
  • Evolve the maturity (TRL) of technological solutions to respond to the real needs of companies in the sector.
  • Obtain the technological implementation and disruption Certificate after successful field tests in real environments.
  • Presentation to the top 100 companies in the sector of certified startups that meet the technological validation standards.
  • Internationalize and connect startups to a global network of agri-food hubs from different countries with similar strategies.
  • Access to financial and investment facilities to scale technological projects.
04.
Strategic challenges 2022-2023
1. PRECISION FARMING

Innovative and disruptive solutions that improve precision agriculture through the use of collaborative technologies and tools for process automation (comprehensive software, implementation of video surveillance systems, autonomous robots for harvesting crops or the use of intelligent and connected sprayers for control of weeds).

2. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

Tools focused on innovation, efficiency and energy sustainability in the field from the generation and use of renewable energies. Search and implementation of measures based on the circular economy that help reduce the carbon footprint of agricultural operations, as well as its accounting, monitoring and neutralization (inclusion of bidirectional automated systems with information on flows, humidity and soil nitrification, installation of sustainable mobility systems in the field, application of technology to measure the use and effectiveness of water, creation of collaborative platforms for the measurement and control of CO2 or preparation of waste recovery studies to avoid the emission of polluting agents).

3. AUTOMATION OF TRANSFORMATION PROCESSES

Innovative solutions that allow comprehensive control of industrial production in the agri-food sector through technological processes and systems that support digital, robotic and collaborative management in the agro-industrial chain (digitization and robotization of processes, performance software for the handling plant, installation of sensors in the factory for data collection, robotization and automation of processes or use of artificial vision sensors to remove the product in poor condition).

4. SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN AGROINDUSTRY

Innovative solutions that reduce the environmental impact in agro-industrial processes from the generation of alternative energy in the factory, the use of sustainable materials and the application of processes that promote the reduction of efficiency and the circular economy (reduction of water consumption, cycle control life of agri-food product packaging, investment in new Flow without trays and line adaptations, elimination of paper in different controls by automating the production chain or recirculation of circuits for cooling chambers and tanks).

5. EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT

Solutions, services and processes aimed at automating water in the agri-food sector (use in the field and industrial or production phase) to achieve responsible water management throughout its life cycle (water treatment and reuse of it in processes of irrigation, creation of platforms and technologies to improve the efficiency of irrigation, technological mechanisms for the treatment and management of sludge or monitoring of pipes and water management).

6. CIRCULAR ECONOMY, INNOVATION IN PACKAGING, STORAGE AND LOGISTICS

Innovative service tools, products or devices that automate and improve the efficiency of packaging, stocking, storage, shipping or transport processes for agri-food products (geolocation management of locations in cold rooms and warehouses, digitization in dispatch processes, creation of handling lines with implantation in the control and double verification of formats for Flow-pack, palletizers with sustainable technology in design and feeding or weight control to optimize mass balances and monitoring in real time).

7. NEW E-COMMERCE AND SALES PLATFORMS

Solutions for the commercialization of agri-food products in the sales, payment, auction, insurance and financial product models (direct trade platforms, marketplaces for agro-industrial materials and services, online market, digital insurance throughout the chain of transformation and internationalization of products).

8. TRACEABILITY AND AGRI-FOOD SAFETY

Platforms, technological solutions and tools that improve the traceability of agri-food products from their origin to the final consumer (reporting and regulation management, as well as control and monitoring of the logistics chain of agri-food products).

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