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Fresh news from – November 2023

Polish Association of Plant-based Food Producers has been launched

🥦 Polish Association of Plant-based Food Producers has been launched and is a part of it! The initiative aims to unite forces and jointly represent the interests of plant-based food producers in contacts with state bodies, local governments and international institutions. The association also aims to increase the presence of plant-based products in the food market.  🌿 

News from our startups

🧀 SERio welcomes new investors! Angel investors from COBIN Angels network invested 1 mln PLN to develop plant-based innovations.

🥖 Rebread among winners of the EIT Food Affordable Nutrition Scale-Up Challenge. 

🌱 Listny Cud available in delivery! You can order fresh microgreens in Warsaw via Jush, Delio and Frisco mobile apps.

🍈 Gerald Tomasik – Founder of Food Jack tells the story of his business and reveals behind-the-scenes of building foodtech startup in Poland.VC podcast.

Impactful Leaders - 70 000 PLN for positive change leaders

🏆 We invite you to participate in the Impactful Leaders program organized by the Carrefour Foundation, Youth Business Poland and Young leaders aged 18 to 29 who want to build projects in the area of sustainable development can take part in a hackathon and mentoring program and compete for cash prizes worth a total of 70 000 PLN! 💰 Hackathon will be held on December 2-3, 2023. We encourage you to apply especially with projects from the food&agri areas!

News from the market

🥖 LabFarm, the first company in Poland which works on cultivated meat has established cooperation with the National Research Institute of Animal Production.

☕ EcoBean received a grant of 7 000 000 EUR to build a biorefinery that will start a new era of coffee waste recycling.

🏆 Mateusz Kowalczyk – CEO of Foodsi on this year’s Forbes “30 under 30” list.

Recruitment for Akces NCBR acceleration program is underway

🔥 The call for applications for Akces NCBR acceleration program has begun and will last until November 30, 2023. Qualified applicants will receive a package of mentoring services worth 100 000 PLN and financial grants worth 300 000 PLN. Selected projects can receive up to 600 000 PLN investment from Akces NCBR. More than 500 entities applied for the previous editio, 17 of them were selected for the acceleration. Among them were Rebread and SERio, which proves that there is a room for foodtech projects in the program.

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