14 September Startup mission to TechBBQ

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  • Location Lokomotivværkstedet in Copenhagen, Denmark

The Embassy of the Netherlands in Copenhagen and the Regional Business Development team (jointly, the Embassy) would like to introduce Dutch innovative solutions to the Danish agrifood ecosystem during TechBBQ by hosting up to 15 Dutch startups and scaleups. Companies will be able to introduce their innovative solutions to interested Danish and international corporations, local investors and a range of potential partners. The startup mission to TechBBQ 2022 is for young, innovative, technology-driven companies with a scalable business model and ambitions to grow quickly.

TechBBQ

TechBBQ is a non-profit organization that arranges Scandinavia's largest startup, innovation and tech summit.

Back in 2012 a group of tech entrepreneurs met for a BBQ that gathered 150 tech people. It has grown significantly since, and last year TechBBQ had over 8000 attendees for their two-day conference.

The annual summit will take place at Lokomotivværkstedet, in the heart of Copenhagen on 14-15 September 2022. The number of attendees include Danish, other Nordic and international entrepreneurs, as well as investors, innovators, startups, talents, institutions, associations, journalists and corporates – all of whom use TechBBQ to explore new opportunities.

Background

In the pursuit of circular agriculture by 2030 in both Denmark and the Netherlands, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the agriculture ministers of both countries in March 2021 kicking off the 500 year anniversary of Dutch farmers in Denmark and related activities.

In the spirit of the MoU the Embassy of the Netherlands in Copenhagen and the Regional Business Development team (jointly, the Embassy) would like to introduce Dutch innovative solutions to the Danish agrifood ecosystem during TechBBQ by hosting up to 15 Dutch startups and scaleups. Companies will be able to introduce their innovative solutions to interested Danish and international corporations, local investors and a range of potential partners.

In the field of climate-friendly innovation, Denmark and the Netherlands are already important cooperation partners, with similar challenges in the sector and similar climate goals for the future. Participation at TechBBQ offers a unique opportunity to present Dutch startups and their innovative solutions in the areas of Regenerative Agriculture, Robotics Software & Hardware and Alternative Proteins, areas the Danish agrifood ecosystem is currently focusing on (source: Rockstart).

Opportunities for Startups

The startup mission to TechBBQ 2022 is for young, innovative, technology-driven companies with a scalable business model and ambitions to grow quickly. The Dutch delegation will be composed of Dutch Agritech/Foodtech startups that are ready for the next international step in their business and product developments.

TechBBQ is a great opportunity for Dutch startups to:

  • Pitch to a range of investors including Venture Capitalists (VCs) and large organizations;
  • Expand their international business network;
  • Enter into strategic partnerships with other companies to bring products or services to the international market;
  • Scale up production with reliable quality partners.

TechBBQ also provides a great setting for unprompted encounters, inspirational presentations and unfiltered networking.

Areas of interest for the Danish agrifood ecosystem (source: Rockstart, 3 February 2022).

Companies working in the following areas could benefit from the mission and attending TechBBQ:

Regenerative Agriculture

Ag Biotech

  • Feedtech and croptech for crop and animal agriculture
  • Enzymes
  • Microbiome
  • Breeding

Farm management software, Sensing & IoT

  • Ag data capturing devices
  • Decision support software
  • Big data analytics

Robotics Software & Hardware

Farm Robotics, Mechanics and Equipment

  • On-farm machinery
  • Automation
  • Drone manufacturers
  • Grow equipment

Alternative Proteins (with a focus on precision fermentation)

Agribusiness, Marketplace

  • Commodities trading platforms
  • Online input procurement
  • Equipment leasing

Innovative Food

  • Cultured meat
  • Novel ingredients
  • Plant-based protein
[1]  The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the network of physical objects—“things”—that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet. These devices range from ordinary household objects to sophisticated industrial tools.

Programme overview

Tuesday 13 September 2022
arrival day

Welcome reception

The Dutch ambassador in Copenhagen will host a network drink at her Residence where Dutch startups have the opportunity to present themselves to an exclusive group of invited guests.

Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 September 2022

TechBBQ

  • NL business lounge at TechBBQ as homebase for all startups and partners during the period of the event as well as promotion of the Netherlands;
  • Following a stage programme (aimed at Agtech/Foodtech startups);
  • A guided tour of TechBBQ;
  • Participating in an event organised by our Danish partners as an introduction to Danish corporate companies in the AgriFood sector;
  • Participating in a tailormade matchmaking session between startups and corporates;
  • Meeting other exhibitors through TechBBQ’s digital matchmaking platform;
  • Participating in networking & drinks.

Friday 16 September 2022

Visit programme

Visit to local corporate companies in cooperation with Food Nation Denmark & Food & Biocluster Denmark.

In addition to these targeted activities, the participating startups will be free to explore TechBBQ, presenting themselves and finding interesting/interested partners. The project team will also work with TechBBQ to have relevant content included in the event’s marketing, PR and media work where possible.

Partners

The Embassy is cooperating with following organisations offering complementary expertise to help form the ideal delegation and design a successful programme during TechBBQ 2022:

  • Amsterdam Trade & Innovate
  • Regio OostNL
  • Rockstart
  • InvestNL

Participation criteria for Startups

A maximum of 15 companies can participate in this mission.

The Embassy  and its partners consider it important that the companies that participate fall within the structure and substantive focus of the mission. Registration therefore does not automatically mean participation in the mission. Startups (and scaleups) that meet the criteria can participate. The selection is based on the order of registration with a maximum number of 15 participants.

Costs for participating companies

Participation in this mission costs €250 per company excluding VAT (maximum 2 participants per company).

Companies receive:

  • unlimited access to TechBBQ
  • participation in the preparatory meeting in the Netherlands
  • access to NL Business Lounge as a meeting point and springboard for TechBBQ
  • participation in side events such as a networking drink at the embassy and participation in a visit to local corporate companies
  • network activities (TechBBQ events)
  • meetings with potential investors through matchmaking
  • opportunity to sign contracts or MoUs, for example, in the presence of the delegation leadership
  • exclusive pitch options after selection by TechBBQ
  • local public transport on site
  • local support by the organisers

Travel and accommodation

Hotel stays, travel, accommodation and any translation costs need to be covered in full by the participating company. Meals and drinks are also at the company’s own expense, unless stated in the programme. The companies are also responsible for any cancellation costs or postponement of the trip or stay.

After selection the company will receive an e-mail with advice and a discount for the hotel where the delegation is staying. The companies are strongly recommended to use the same hotel as the other delegation members. This ensures easy access to all programme components.

Contact

Nicole Sentse, Project Manager
nicole.sentse@minbuza.nl

Organisation

The Embassy of the Netherlands in Copenhagen is organising this mission in collaboration with the Regional Business Development Team, Amsterdam Trade & Innovate, Rockstart, Regio OostNL.

Registration deadline

Sign up now. Deadline for registration is Friday 19 August 2022.

Amsterdam Trade & Innovate | I amsterdam
Oost NL
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