Terraview: safeguarding agricultural productivity with robotic AI-DSS

In the final Eurostars funding round of 2021, Terraview GmbH secured a ~€783K award from Eurostars towards €1.4 million project costs. They aim to develop TERRAGREEN, a hybrid product that unites in-field robots with an Artificial Intelligence-based Decision Support System (AI-DSS) and economic and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) optimization to guide and automate tasks for…

AgriData Innovations’ Eurostars project: AutoVert-Farm

A fully automated high-tech vertical farm based on breakthrough smart vision crop monitoring technology to solve the industry’s biggest challenges. The project, AutoVert-Farm, which kicked-off in August 2022, aims to deliver the first-of-its-kind crop performance and health monitoring system to enable a fully automated vertical farm at reduced operational costs. This revolutionary platform will leverage…

The Hague Business Agency – bringing innovative international companies to the EU market

The Hague Business Agency (THBA) are the leading organization in The Hague for expanding or relocating international businesses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, THBA started their new Digital Soft Landing Program (DSLP), designed to help overseas start-ups and scale-ups prepare their entry proposition for the EU market. Shortly after, Catalyze joined as a program partner delivering…

€60M from National Growth Fund for Cellular Agriculture Netherlands

The Cellular Agriculture Netherlands consortium won an internationally record-breaking €60 million investment from the National Growth Fund. The €60 million investment will be used to fuel the formation of an ecosystem around cellular agriculture (CA) – the technology used to produce animal products directly from cells, rather than animals. The Growth Fund is the Dutch…

Fashion for Good: Building a better world through sustainable fashion

Fashion for Good is aiming to build a better world through a circular ‘Good Fashion’ approach, focused on restoration and regeneration. Catalyze joined the platform as a mentor delivering non-dilutive funding and strategic expertise to start-ups and scale-ups in their Innovation Programmes. We met with Max Easton, Innovation Platform Associate, who manages the Global Innovation…

Brave New Food & Catalyze: strategic partnership for ‘next’ generation food solutions

Brave New Food is a European food innovation platform for ‘next generation food solutions’. The aim is to create a truly open innovation platform and ecosystem, within which many partners deliver specific expertise to facilitate collaboration and innovation – ultimately aimed at accelerating the food transition. Catalyze and Brave New Food formed a strategic partnership…

NG-Sensors: Real-time solution for food contaminant testing

NG Sensors are on a mission to make food safer, while cutting the time and costs necessary to do so. They won EIC Accelerator funding in the second round of 2021 for the SAFE-FOOD project, which aims to develop their innovative portable mass spectrometer; capable of rapid, on-site food contaminant testing. Catalyze provided funding application…

Vertigo Technologies

Vertigo Technologies, together with Datamole (CZ) and Packman (ZA) join forces for the FreshAID project, aimed at reducing food waste with the first contactless microwave sensor to assess fruit quality. Catalyze provided support for Vertigo Technologies’ successful Eurostars application for FreshAID, which commences with a project budget of €2.1 million. Read our interview with Luca…

Planted: creating new plant-based meat alternatives

We speak with Dr. Patrick Rühs, Head of Science at Planted Foods, about their new Eurostars project, which won €820K from EUREKA. Plant2Go is a 2 year project aiming to bring a novel plant based meat substitute to market. The project includes a multi-disciplinary team, made up of Planted Foods and Enzybel International SA, industry…

Liquidseal: novel bio-coating to prevent food waste

Liquidseal have developed an innovative bio-coating technology to extend the shelf-life of perishable products. They were recently awarded €450K from Eureka Eurostars for the Banana-Seal project (total budget €1M), and €350K from Eureka Globalstars for the EggsTEND project (total budget €950K). Both projects will run for 3 years. Catalyze provided a funding application service and…