F&A Next

Boosting business innovation in food and agriculture

F&A Next. That is where the action is in food and agriculture: Connections, ideas, opinions and deals. Start-ups, investors, corporates, scientists and great food! Green, sustainable and very advanced technology that contributes to feeding the growing world population with enough good, tasty and nutritious food.

F&A Next is the first European platform for investors, startups and scale-ups in the food and agricultural domain. Established by leading experts in the Netherlands, the hub of Europe’s agri-food sector, the platform was launched at a two-day event on 25 & 26 May at Wageningen Campus in the Netherlands.

A BIG thank you to 160 start-ups, 110 investors, 70 corporates and 100 others including the press who joined our launch event on 25-26 May 2016!

Our speakers, pitchers, investors and jury members were the best. Thanks for joining and for contributing to a one-of-a-kind event. Let’s continue to meet where the action is in Food & Ag. See you in October!


This event was made possible by the following parties:


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Wageningen UR

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