AgTech and Agri-food accelerator open for applications

AgTech and Agri-food accelerator open for applications

Posted: Tue 6th Sep 2022

Applications are now open for early-stage AgTech and Agri-food start-ups, with global potential to join the AgTechUCD accelerator programme.

The 2022 AgTechUCD Agccelerator Programme, commencing this October, is an intensive 12-week programme, which includes dedicated business development workshops and investor readiness training, mentoring from industry experts and business advisers, guest speakers and facilitated introductions to AgTechUCD’s venture capital and business angel networks.

Based at UCD Lyons Farm, Co Kildare, and part of NovaUCD, the AgtechUCD has been funded through the Regional Enterprise Development Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland.

Provides testing

The accelerator programme provides access to incubation space, on-farm testing for new products, and services at UCD Lyons Farm.

“Following the success of our inaugural programme last year we are delighted to announce that we are now seeking applications from agri, agtech and agri-food start-ups, who want to accelerate and scale on the international stage, for our 2022 AgTechUCD Agccelerator Programme,” says Niamh Collins, Director, AgTechUCD.

“This dedicated programme is tailored to address the particular needs and challenges facing start-ups in these sectors and aims to fast track the business development and leadership skills of participants and to provide them with the support and guidance needed to accelerate their start-ups,” she says.

Programme partners

Partners on the AgTechUCD Agccelerator Programme, include, Enterprise Ireland, AIB, The Yield Lab Europe, Devenish, Carberry, Ornua, HerdWatch, IFAC, Thrive/SVG Ventures and The Virtual Vet who are supporting the programme.

"Innovative agri-food technologies are among the leading ways in which Ireland will deliver on its climate change commitments. As Europe's leading early-stage Sustainable AgTech investor, we are delighted to once again be supporting the AgTechUCD Agccelerator programme as they find and support exciting early-stage companies in Ireland and internationally,” says David Bowles, Managing Partner, The Yield Lab Europe.

The 2022 AgTechUCD Agccelerator Programme will conclude next January when all participating start-ups will pitch their businesses to a panel of investors with the opportunity to be awarded prize funding.

Get more information on the 2022 AgTechUCD Agccelerator and apply online


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