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Eight start-ups vying for the Future Food Asia Award unveiled

By Gary Scattergood+

18-May-2017
Last updated on 22-May-2017 at 03:22 GMT2017-05-22T03:22:58Z

The Future Food Asia event will showcase the top eight start-ups from across Asia Pacific.
The Future Food Asia event will showcase the top eight start-ups from across Asia Pacific.

The eight finalists for the Future Food Asia Award have been announced, with the winner of the US$ 100,000 grant set to be announced in Singapore this week.

The Future Food Asia event will showcase the top eight start-ups from across Asia Pacific which are creating solutions to tackle the most pressing either issues in the food industry.

Start-ups from 19 countries entered the competition, and all applicants will benefit from the platform as it connects fledgling firms with investors and multinational companies on an ongoing basis.

Isabelle Decitre, the founder and CEO of organiser ID Capital, said: “The jury had the tough task of shortlisting eight finalists amongst an
extremely strong talent pool. Start-ups in the region were addressing both issues specific to Asia Pacific as well as tackling some perennial global issues.

"The diversity of the applicants, both in terms of country of provenance, professional background and typology of innovation, confirmed
the need for a platform for agritech and foodtech entrepreneurs in the region. Not only does the platform start-ups connect among themselves, but also to form strategic partnerships with the larger corporate and financial community that can help propel their growth.

"We believe that our platform can significantly contribute in the development of the essential ecosystem for agriculture and food technologies to flourish in the region.”

The finalists are Agrint (Israel), Bethesda Scientific (Taiwan), Biolight Corporation (Korea), Doux Matok (Israel), Eruvaka Technologies (India), Farm Friend (China), Smart Animal Husbandry Care (Singapore) and String Bio (India).

The event takes place on May 26 at the Tanglin Club in Singapore. Registrations are open at www.futurefoodasia.com  

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