Pitch Day with Tesco Agri T-Jam

The 2018 World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit Pitch Day joined forces with leading British retailer Tesco to create the first Tesco Agri-T Jam, a competition to find disruptive breakthrough technologies and turnkey solutions with the potential to optimise Tesco’s supply chain.

The Opportunity

Open to seed and early-stage agri-tech innovators, plus start-up technologies in other industries which could be adapted to benefit the agri-food sector, the prize was the opportunity for fast-track introduction to Tesco’s supply chain partners, with mentoring from its Agricultural Team. The winner also presented to the full summit audience as part of the acclaimed start-up Technology Showcase.

Key Areas of Interest:

Sustainable feed | Reduction of farm level emissions | Responsible use of antibiotics | Meat grading and quality | On farm sensor technology and remote sensing | Sustainable crop protection | Soil health | Water management | Automation and robotics | Waste reduction

All applications were reviewed by the Tesco committee, and after a video pitch round ten finalists were chosen to present live in front the Tesco panel of judges, Tesco colleagues and a group of investors, corporate partners and agribusiness experts at the World Agri-Tech Pitch Day in London. All ten finalists were also guests at the summit to continue their networking with agribusiness leaders and gain insights from the speaker sessions.

Meet the Judges: 

Tesco Agri-T Jam Judges

Emmanuelle Lerges, Food Technical Director, TESCO
Barney Kay, Head of Agriculture, TESCO
Vee Gururajan, Innovations Director, BRANSTON
Ash Gilman, Agriculture Manager, CRANSWICK
Ian Tremain, Head of Agriculture Innovation, BRIDGWATER COLLEGE

The Winner:

Abi Ramanan, CEO of ImpactVision was chosen as the winner, read press release here.