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 have now closed (August 7) for start-ups with innovative breakthrough technologies and solutions to improve agri-food supply chain efficiency and sustainability.

After a shortlisting process, ten finalists will be chosen and announced in mid-September to present their solutions on October 14 at the Pitch Day and Agri 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.

One winning start-up will be selected for fast-track introductions and mentoring by the Tesco agriculture team and its supplier network. View the case study for last year’s winner, ImpactVision.

All finalists will attend the two-day World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit (October 15-16) as guests, and the winner will present on stage as part of the acclaimed Technology Showcase. All will enjoy powerful networking opportunities with the international summit audience of over 500 agribusiness decision-makers and investors.

How to Apply

Applications are now closed (August 7) for agtech entrepreneurs from around the world. The review and selection process is under way and the finalists will be announced on Friday September 20.

Got a question? Please contact marketing@rethinkevents.com

Priority Areas 2019

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

Event Location

The 2019 Agri T-Jam and World Agri-Tech Pitch Day will be held on Monday October 14 at Tesco’s Heart Building, located in its Welwyn Garden City headquarters and innovation hub, easy to reach from London. This venue will enable even more Tesco agri-food colleagues and suppliers to attend and network with the presenting start-ups, creating even more opportunities to connect directly with the supply chain, and share invaluable feedback.

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit takes place October 15-16 in Central London, see venue details.

2018 Winner Case Study

Hyperspectral imaging and machine-learning software entrepreneur ImpactVision won the 2018 Tesco Agri T-Jam and World Agri-Tech Pitch Day. Our exclusive case study shares insights and developments since last October.