Entries closed for the Tesco Agri T-Jam and World Agri-Tech Pitch Day! In its 5th year, the competition is 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.

Start-ups with a solution that can help Tesco achieve net zero, protect and restore nature, improve crop yield and quality, animal health and welfare or operational efficiencies were invited to apply.


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). They will also pitch live on stage to a global audience at the acclaimed World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit.

Finalist & Winner Benefits

  • Pitch your game-changing solution on stage
  • Connect with Tesco Agri team and relevant supply chain partners
  • Access the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in London
  • Schedule 1-1 meetings with the right corporates and investors
  • Benefit from marketing and media coverage ahead of the campaign, with plenty of visibility


  • Applications closed Sunday June 26, 2022
  • Finalists announced August 23, 2022
  • Tesco Agri T-Jam and World Agri-Tech Pitch Day, Monday September 19, 2022 at the Park Plaza London Riverbank in central London.
  • Winner pitches on stage at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, September 20-21, 2022.

Judging Panel

Natalie Smith, Head of Agriculture, TESCO
David Moore, Director of Agriculture, DPS
Tom Mackintosh, Fresh Produce & Horticulture Director, TESCO
Giles Bolton, Responsible Sourcing Director, TESCO
Richard Wood, Category Director – Meat, Fish, Poultry & Egg, TESCO
Dale Hill, Head of Aquaculture and Quality, LABEYRIE FINE FOODS

Winner Success Story

Nine months on from winning the Tesco Agri T-Jam in 2021, how has Crop Intellect evolved? For start-ups thinking of entering this year’s Agri T-Jam, these are vital insider insights about the process, and the value of the opportunity to work with Tesco and its supply chain partners.