Tesco Agri T-Jam and World Agri-Tech Pitch Day
Following a successful partnership in 2018, the Tesco Agri T-Jam at the World Agri-Tech Pitch Day returns to offer more exciting seed and early-stage agri-tech innovators from around the world the opportunity to work with the UK’s leading food retailer and its supply chain partners.
Entries are invited until August 7 from start-ups with innovative breakthrough technologies and solutions to improve agri-food supply chain efficiency and sustainability.
One start-up will be selected for fast-track introductions and mentoring by the Tesco agriculture team and its supplier network. Held the day before the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit (October 15-16), the Pitch Day and Tesco Agri T-Jam will this year take place in Tesco’s Heart Building, at its Welwyn Garden City headquarters. Tesco colleagues and suppliers will be present to network with the featured start-ups, creating even more opportunities to connect with the supply chain, and share invaluable feedback.
Priority areas for innovation defined by Tesco’s agriculture supplier network include:
- Predictive Farming
- Crop Specific Solutions, Shelf Life & Storage
- Improving Soil Health & Resilience
- Water Quality Analysis & Irrigation
- Robotics, Automation & Sensor Technology
- Protecting & Supporting Biodiversity
- Livestock: Animal Health & Welfare
- Supply Chain Efficiency & Waste Reduction
- Indoor & Vertical Farming
- Reducing Environmental Footprint & GHG Emissions
Ten finalists will be chosen to present their solutions at the Pitch Day and T-Jam to an audience of Tesco colleagues and supply chain partners, joined by invited guests including investors and agribusinesses from the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit’s global network.
All finalists will attend the two-day summit as guests, and the winner will present on stage as part of the acclaimed Technology Showcase, offering powerful networking opportunities with the international summit audience of over 600 agribusiness decision-makers and investors.