Tesco Agri T-Jam 2021

We are delighted to partner with Tesco for year 4 of the Tesco Agri T-Jam and World Agri-Tech Pitch Day, creating fresh opportunities for dynamic seed/early-stage agri-tech innovators to work with the UK’s leading food retailer and its supply chain partners.

The 2021 Winner has been announced! The final Agri T-Jam presentations took place virtually on Monday October 18 with a pitching session and Q&As with the judging committee, supply chain partners and Tesco colleagues, followed by a public showcase webinar to a global audience.

Tesco are looking for technologies that address one or more of the following priority areas:

  • Reducing Environmental Footprint & GHG Emissions
  • Predictive Farming
  • Crop Specific Solutions, Shelf Life & Storage
  • Improving Soil Health & Resilience
  • Water Quality Analysis & Irrigation
  • Robotics, Automation & Sensor Technology
  • Monitoring & Supporting Biodiversity
  • Livestock: Animal Health & Welfare
  • Supply Chain Efficiency & Waste Reduction
  • Indoor & Vertical Farming
  • Remote Operations – Automation, Farm Management, Worker Safety

At least one of the finalist start-ups will be selected for fast-track introductions and mentoring by the Tesco agriculture team and its supplier network, with potential to trial the solution (subject to assessment).

Rewatch the Webinar Final

Sign up now to rewatch the webinar final that took place on Monday October 18. You’ll see a welcome overview from Tesco, eight agtech start-up pitches, an update from previous winners Numnuts and RoboScientific, and the 2021 winner reveal!


Winner Case Studies

RoboScientific won the 2019 Tesco Agri T-Jam with its new generation of sensors for detecting disease, infestation and contamination in agricultural products using Volatile Organic Compounds, enabling fast and affordable automated early disease detection system for growing broiler poultry and early alerts of spoilage in stored potato and onion crops. See the latest on their activities with Tesco since their win.


Hyperspectral imaging and machine-learning software entrepreneur ImpactVision won the 2018 Tesco Agri T-Jam and World Agri-Tech Pitch Day. The case study shares insights and developments made in the 9 months after winning.