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Indoor Ag-Con Asia introduces pitch competition

Indoor Ag-Con is returning to Singapore for the third time in January 2018. This years’ event will be focused on accelerating innovation in the industry, in areas as diverse as plant biology and artificial intelligence.

The two-day event will be hosted at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on January 16- 17, 2018, and will include an exhibition hall and a lineup of speakers including representatives from AEssense, Eco Insect Farming, Microsoft, Sanan Bio and Urban Crop Solutions, among many others. We will be covering a broad range of crop types – such as, leafy greens, mushrooms, insects, aquaculture and medicinal crops – as well as technologies ranging from artificial intelligence to LED lighting to control systems. Participants will receive an exclusive hard copy of the newest edition in our popular white paper series in the event gift bag. Participants will have the chance to network during the day, through our event app and at our popular after party on the first evening of the event. The event is sponsored by Fresh Box Farms, Upgrown Farming and Urban Crop Solutions.

For the first time, Indoor Ag-Con Asia’s exhibition hall will include country pavilions, with companies from Canada, Japan, Singapore, the Netherlands able to represent their home countries at the event. Further details on joining a country pavilion can be found at

In 2018 the event will include an indoor agriculture pitch competition – Indoor Ag-Ignite - to find the most innovative new ideas globally in indoor agriculture. The competition is open to any team or company of under 40 employees developing or deploying technologies for the indoor agriculture industry. Three winning teams will receive prize packages including Startup SG grants of S$50,000 per team thanks to the sponsorship of SPRING Singapore. Startup SG grants are divided into two parts; a S$25,000 non-dilutive cash grant and a further S$25,000 grant with an option to convert into equity at the next institutional fundraising.

They're accepting applications to pitch on their website until January 8, 2018. The initial round of pitches will take place on January 15, 2018 at Marina Bay Sands, and a panel of three judges will select five finalists to pitch to our entire Indoor Ag-Con audience on January 17, 2018. A panel of judges will select the three winners. Please visit for more information.

3rd Annual Indoor Ag-Con Asia
  • Date – January 16-17, 2017
  • Place – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  • Registration – currently open to the general public from US$399
  • Features – Two-day seminar, with keynote speakers, exhibition hall, after-party, and pitch competition
For more information, visit or call +1.775.623.7116

Publication date: 11/30/2017



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