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Verdancy is bringing the new gold standard in pesticide delivery

Verdancy is a spin-off from the Schwaneberg Group at RWTH Aachen University and DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive...

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Regen Insight - Environmental analytics for regenerative agriculture

Agriculture is one of the world's largest producers of greenhouse gas emissions. However, the widespread adoption of...

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Farmula creating the first ever seed coating with biochar

The Berlin-based startup Farmula, led by a team of researchers, is incorporating biochar into new sustainable farming...

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Smarterra – Building Tomorrow’s Mediterranean AgriFood Ecosystems

RootCamp goes Italy! We are part of the Smarterra project, an EU-funded initiative aimed at fostering a resilient...

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Financial Times Ranking: RootCamp and SpinLab among Top Startup-Hubs in Europe

RootCamp and SpinLab are positioned among the top Startup Hubs in Europe, as highlighted in the recent ranking "...

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10 Female AgTech founders from Europe you should know in 2024

Women are underrepresented in the AgTech industry, as is the case in many other technology-related fields. However, the...

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Proofminder - leaf-level farming platform

Meet Proofminder, a Budapest-based startup founded in 2023 by Norbert Havas and Ambrus Vancso and Simon Levente...

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Desafía FoodTech Germany: Catalyzing Spanish FoodTechs startups' success in Germany

Desafía FoodTech Germany x RootCamp is a six-month program collaboratively initiated by ICEX Spain (the...

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10 AgTech and FoodTech startup events you should not miss in 2024

The year has started strong with events like Grüne Woche in Berlin, where Lower Saxony showcases its pioneering role in...

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NoMaze - Simplifying plant breeding analytics with AI

NoMaze was founded straight out of university by Finn Gaida and Jean-Pascal Lutze. The Munich-based startup accelerates...

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Amata Green - Transforming agricultural waste into valuable soil enhancers

Spain holds the top position globally in olive oil production, yet a considerable portion of the olive often goes...

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Unlocking the potential of pineapple waste: Meet circular economy startup eco:fibr

Our acceleration program goes into the next round. Get to know our first startup of RootCamp batch #5. Explore the...

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Driving change in agriculture: RootCamp launches Batch #5

Introducing the latest cohort at the Innovation Hub RootCamp: a group of seven dynamic international AgTech startups....

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46 AgTech Startups from Agritechnica 2023 you should know

Agritechnica - the world's largest trade fair for agricultural innovations has long been a hub for agricultural...

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Best AgTech Startups Application RootCamp Batch #5

The AgTech landscape is experiencing remarkable growth, underscored by a staggering 305 applications originating from...

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10 alternative protein startups in Europe you should know

Livestock farming, responsible for nearly 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, excessive water consumption, and...

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RootCamp Demo Day showcases innovation and talent of batch #4

After 12 weeks of dedicated effort, the long-awaited moment arrived. We proudly hosted the 4th Demo Day in our...

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Startup seedalive transforming AgTech with 4-hour seed germination prediction

seedalive, a pioneering agTech startup from RootCamp Batch #4, has harnessed the power of technology and biology to...

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AgriFood startup Aquanzo cultivating sustainable solutions for aquaculture

With a steadfast purpose to combat the pressing challenge of marine ingredient scarcity, Aquanzo has embarked on a...

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Taste the future: Exploring cultimate foods' breakthrough in hybrid meat

Berlin-based startup Cultimate Foods sees the future in hybrid meat substitutes. The founders are developing a...

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Startup Artenglück: Empowering sustainability through nature conservation

In 2020, fueled by a passion for both agriculture and environmental conservation, Felix and Lara founded Artenglück....

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AgTech startup greEnCAP reinvents plant protection with encapsulation tech

With a mission to disrupt plant protection solutions, GreEnCAP is harnessing the power of encapsulation technology to...

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Startup Grassa unlocking the full potential of grass

RootCamp startup Grassa from the Netherlands is transforming the agricultural landscape by maximizing the potential of...

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Startup Poás Bioenergy pioneering sustainable energy & soil regeneration

In this interview, we delve into the innovative world of RootCamp climate tech startup Poás Bioenergy. Poás Bioenergy...

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10 publications every AgTech startup founder should know

In the fast-paced world of startups, where groundbreaking innovations are sprouting like never before, getting your...

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RootCamp Batch #4: Agtech Startups Driving Sustainable Solutions

In the face of the pressing challenges affecting agriculture, the need for innovative solutions has never been more...

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Meet the best agritech startups that applied for RootCamp Batch #4

For the upcoming batch we received an overwhelming number of applications from 72 different countries, a new record....

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Seqana: Scaling the impact of regenerative agriculture

Regularly, we want to present to you the startups that are part of the RootCamp accelerator startup program. In the...

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Lower Saxony fosters innovation: RootCamp receives funding

Since 2018, Lower Saxony has been supporting the establishment of startup centers and is now funding ten such centers...

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Nutrient Recycling:Today's waste is the raw material of tomorrow

As the world continues to face mounting environmental challenges, such as greenhouse gas emissions, loss of...

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10 AgTech startup events you should not miss in 2023

Agriculture technology is an innovative field that combines cutting-edge technology to create sustainable and efficient...

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From waste to livestock feed: The startup story of Biorefic

Regularly, we want to present to you the startups that are part of the RootCamp accelerator startup program. In our...

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9 Reasons why RootCamp is interesting for later stage startups

You came across our startup program and wonder how your startup will benefit from participating? We often receive...

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RootCamp put livestock startups in the spotlight at EuroTier 2022

EuroTier/EnergyDecentral is the leading livestock and energy fair organized by DLG (German Agricultural...

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Livestock startup Cynomys revolutionizing agricultural monitoring

Regularly we want to present to you the startups that are part of the RootCamp accelerator startup program. In this ...

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Improving animal welfare with VetVise's AI monitoring solutions

Regularly, we want to present to you the startups that are part of the RootCamp accelerator startup program. In this ...

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Towards climate-smart livestock

The global livestock sector contributes to a significant share of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and efforts...

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Best practices on livestock farming

The livestock sector faces enormous environmental challenges like high emissions, water and land usage, as well as...

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The first RootCamp Demo Day in person- Day 2 carbon farming

After almost two long years of digital batches and events, Batch #3 ended with not only one but even two in-person Demo...

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The first RootCamp Demo Days in person - Day 1 livestock farming

After three months of intensive work, the RootCamp Acceleration Program Batch #3 reached its end. To complete this...

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Meet RootCamp social media marketing mentor Vasco Nemitz

As a startup, you may be challenged with questions regarding the right social media marketing for your business....

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The BLIVE Project: Boosting innovation for livestock farming in Europe

From April to September 2022, RootCamp in partnership with the German AgriFood Society is implementing the BLIVE...

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Get to know RootCamp startup coach Caspar Olenhusen

Get to know Caspar Olenhusen! He is one of RootCamp's startup coaches, with a passion for agriculture since his...

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RootCamp is kicking off with Batch #3

For Batch#3 we got 250 applications from 58 countries worldwide! We are extremely grateful for your interest in our...

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The best 10 % of Batch#3: Discover the startups

RootCamp’s Batch #3 starts next week! More than 250 startups from 58 different countries have applied for our...

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Meet RootCamp mentor Alexandra Vázquez Bea

Young startups face many questions at the beginning of their journey in building a successful business. Uncertainties...

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Disruptive innovation combining corporate power and startup agility

Traditional multibillion-dollar corporations have dominated the modern economy due to their market access, structured...

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Empowering farmers with wiCow's real-time monitoring

Regularly, we want to present you the startups that are part of the RootCamp program. In the interview series we...

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FibriTech transforming the building industry with renewable materials

Regularly, we want to present you the startups that are part of the RootCamp program. In the interview series we...

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Another succesful batch: RootCamp’s second demo day

The RootCamp Demo Day is designed as an exchange platform for the agrifood tech scene in which corporations, investors...

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Contagra a game-changer in agricultural finance for farmers

Regularly, we want to present you the startups that are part of the RootCamp program. In this interview series we...

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Innovative agtech from DigiFarm: Powering precision farming

Regularly, we want to present you the startups that are part of the RootCamp program. In this interview series we...

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Soil microbiome: what's behind the buzz?

In their natural environment, plants are part of a rich ecosystem, including the most diverse and complex group of...

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Developing a circular economy in agriculture

With the increase in the world's population, the demand for food, energy and water is rising as well. However, the...

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Robotics startup E-TERRY revolutionizing vegetable farming

Regularly, we want to present you the startups that are part of the RootCamp program. In this interview series we...

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Agricultural Robots: How robotics is changing agriculture?

Modern agriculture is in the process of a technological revolution. Influenced by the growing global demand of...

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Digital future: decision making systems for agriculture

Global challenges such as the growing world population (predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050), the increasing demand...

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GeoPard boosting ROI in crop farming with advanced analytics

Regularly, we want to present you the startups that are part of the RootCamp program. In the interview series we...

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The potential of carbon farming - a reality check

Carbon farming is an agricultural method which aims to sequester atmospheric carbon into the soil as well as into...

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Is AgBiotechnology the key to sustainable agriculture?

The fact that one farmer can now feed about 130 people is the result of constant innovation within the last centuries....

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The former Sigmundshall mine turns into the Innovation Center Innopark Sigmundshall

At RootCamps we catalyze the cooperation of industry and international early stage as well as established startups. To...

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11 reasons to apply for the RootCamp startup Accelerator program

There are thousands of startup programs in a wide variety of fields. But there are very few for agtech startups. You...

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What do Hannover, environmental protection and startups have in common?

"Nothing changes if nothing changes". In order to be able to continue living on our earth, more must be done for the...

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“This is just the beginning”: RootCamps first batch & demo day

Less than a year after opening up, we celebrated the end of the acceleration program with the first Demo Day on March...

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How to breath life into an international Innovation hub during a global pandemic

Incubators are great for skyrocketing your business in an environment where coffee machine chit-chat can turn into a...

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SmartCloudFarming's innovative approach to soil analysis and mapping

The Berlin-based startup SmartCloudFarming is one of the first who joined RootCamp. Their remote sensing technology...

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CROPT: The serbian startup bringing AI Solutions to agriculture

Sanja Brdar and Oskar Marko from Novi Sad/Serbia are ringing in the next agricultural revolution. Their startup CROPT...

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Be-Grow: The groundbreaking hydrogel helping farmers thrive in droughts

At their former employer BASF, Maik Schacht and Norbert Heidinger worked with an experienced team on making a novel...

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Startup Aquapurna brings a revolution to sustainable shrimp farming

When Florian Gösling and David Gebhard went backpacking in India, they didn’t plan to come back with a business idea....