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Start-up Day

Under the slogan ’Disrupt Agriculture’ the first FRUIT LOGISTICA Start-up Day will take place on 8 February 2019 - a special format for start-ups developing groundbreaking products, projects and ideas.

Hall 9: Where newcomers meet established companies

On Friday hall 9 will turn into a networking hub for start-ups and established companies within the entire fresh produce sector. Hall 9 will be the perfect place for key decision-makers who would like to get in contact with highly innovative start-ups from all over the world.

Another highlight will be the Start-up Stage showcasing young companies presenting their business models and talking about new technologies as well as their future visions for the industry.

Meet our Top 20 Start-ups!

Are you enthusiastic about new ideas and innovative industry solutions?

Then FRUIT LOGISTICA Start-up Day is the right place for you. 20 promising start-ups will be presenting their technologies and solutions for the industry.

Start-up Day


Alexandra Prümke

T + 49 30 3038 2083

The Agranimo Platform combines sensor data, weather forecast, satellite and drone images with machine learning algorithms to detect all changes in the soil and microclimate.

Agri Marketplace is a B2B cloud-based digital marketplace for real transactions of food crops. The start-up built a complete digital platform for farmers and Agro-Industry buyers with different added value services: a trade marketplace to buy & sell, with different services included like logistics, quality inspections, secure payments and legal support.

AgriTask is an Israeli company, which has undertaken the mission to improve the productivity of agriculture via extensive use of ag-data and advanced technologies.

AgriTask’s innovative BI platform & ag-operating system provides an end-to-end management platform for businesses in the agro-ecosystem.

Agroop is developing a very scalable technological solution to help farmers to monitor their crop's water needs and to predict risk factors, namely diseases and fungi.

AGTools provides real time algorithm deep data services to farmers and industry buyers regarding over 513 commodities of fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and ornamentals. The data can offset volatility in the market and improve decision making to increase profitability. Targeting to reduce $350 billion per year worldwide of food waste between farms and distribution centers.

ClariFruit is an innovative startup introducing revolutionary yet simple approach for measuring fruits and vegetables ripeness quality, freshness, durability, and taste.

ClariFruit’s mobile application monitors and analyzes fruit quality, ripeness and freshness, delivering considerable financial and operational benefits to its users.

ColdHubs is a social enterprise that designs, installs and commissions 100% solar-powered walk-in cold rooms in farms and marketplaces, to enable smallholder farmers, retailers and wholesalers to store and preserve fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishable food, extending the shelf life from 2 days to 21 days, as such having more nutritious food available in developing countries.

Developers of Robotic Fresh Fruit Harvester.

FoodInsights built dataplatforms for fresh produce supply chains and applications for transparency (tracking & tracing, carbon footprint, performance monitoring etc.), planning (volume & quality) and finance (supply chain finance). FoodInsights supports companies active in the fresh produce supply chains.

ImpactVision helps companies increase produce consistency and automate quality control by using hyperspectral imaging technology to non-invasively detect properties such as freshness, ripeness or pH, and the presence foreign objects in real-time. The new avocado application non-invasively determines the dry matter of every fruit in-line so similar maturities can be ripened together.

InspiraFarms produces energy-efficient refrigerated storage and food processing plants that meet global food certification standards and operate on and off grid. It is a on-farm turnkey solution that help to reduce produce losses, cut energy costs and improve market access. The package includes remote monitoring systems that provide performance analytics to clients and market information to the food industry.

Logic26 GmbH develops and supplies IoT sensors for the agriculture sector. To maximise energy and cost efficiency, Logic26 relies on SIGFOX wireless networks for data transmission. The start-up provides a GPS-based positioning solution with various sensors for recording temperature, operating hours, acceleration and location.

Motorleaf develops leading automated greenhouse technologies with artificial intelligence (AI). The primary service, automated harvest forecasts for peppers and tomatoes is the world-first and only proven technology to automate harvest yield estimates, producing yields predictions more than twice more accurate than predictions made by humans.

PATS Indoor Drone Solutions provide an autonomous insect control solution to growers, based on micro drones. With the solution flying insect pests (e.g. moths) are monitored and eliminated, such that further spread of the pest (caterpillars) is prevented. This helps growers to reduce losses and increase quality of their produce. It also reduces the need for (bio)insecticides and the labor involved with crop protection.

Poolynk GmbH has developed a digital solution for cross-company load carrier management. Using the poolynk platform makes it possible for a medium-sized freight company to save up to €100,000 a year.

A new product based on novel Intellectual Property that provides real time (24x7) measurement and reporting of ethylene and volatile organic compound levels in cool stores and post-harvest operations. RipeTime surveillance allows post-harvest operators to make meaningful decisions about the quality of their fruit and do deliver produce to market in optimum condition.

SOLHO is a high-tech company that has developed a fully off-grid energy system called SPRHOUT that, using solar power and thanks to novel thermal energy storage system (TES), enables the complete energy self-sufficiency of a greenhouse based horticultural projects.

Sparrows combines powerful software and robust hardware to give visibility, transparency and control over the supply chain. The devices are attached directly to the shipment, not the vehicle, so the customer can access real-time location and temperature data while goods are in transit.

SunCity develops, builds and commercializes Mobile Solar Pumps to help small farmers switch from conventional polluting and costly diesel pumps. Our Mobile Solar Pump is completely free to operate and has no emissions.

Tropic Biosciences utilizes advanced genetic breeding technologies (e.g. CRISPR gene editing) in developing advanced commercial varieties of tropical crops, namely coffee and bananas.

These massive crops play a critical role in global nutrition and trade but face tremendous disease and supply-chain challenges which Tropic Biosciences aims to solve using non-GMO innovative strategies.