Rabobank innovation in food and agriculture
Rabobank has been investing in the food and agriculture industries for over 100 years, and new challenges are arising from increased demand for food, changing consumer preferences and the need for sustainable food production to feed the world’s population by 2050. We want to help spur innovative and technology solutions that will help address the world’s food challenges through our various innovative platforms.
FoodBytes! - The Discovery Platform for Food & Ag Innovation
FoodBytes! by Rabobank is a next-generation pitch competition-meets-networking event that brings together the game-changing startups, investors and industry leaders pioneering the future of food and agriculture. Since launching in 2015, more than 1,250 food tech, agtech and CPG startups have applied to pitch to over 2,900 attendees at events in North America, Australia and Europe.
FoodBytes! aims to discover and empower the most ground-breaking food and agriculture startups. The platform provides a safe haven for entrepreneurs to receive the mentorship, connections and capital they need to grow their businesses. Through this growing initiative, Rabobank hopes to turn today’s new ideas and technologies into tomorrow’s game-changing solutions.
TERRA – the Food & Ag Tech Accelerator
TERRA brings together the most disruptive Food & Agriculture startups and forward-thinking corporations to fuel cross-industry innovation. Guided by Rabobank’s F&A leadership and expertise, TERRA allows selected cohort companies to work hand-in-hand with corporate collaborators on customized, collaborative and confidential pilots.
Unlike other accelerators, TERRA’s “scale-erator” program combines the capacity to execute and knowledge of the problem that big food companies pos¬sess with the creativity, nimbleness and speed of cutting-edge startups.
Global Farmers is a worldwide digital platform for Rabobank's agricultural clients. The platform offers farmers around the world access to knowledge and networks that can help them lead a more successful agricultural company.
Thousands of Rabobank farmer clients have easy access to each other and Rabobank’s extensive knowledge base, with information, research and direct contact with Rabobank colleagues in this exclusive community that shares farming knowledge, exchanges ideas and extends networks from all around the world.