On the 3rd of August, the launch of the Digital Soft Landing Program with a focus on Indian agfood tech took place. The platform aims to boost the expansion of Indian agtech startups in the EU market. Application for the program is now open.
Greenhouses in the Netherlands. Source: Agroberichten buitenland
As part of the ongoing Indo-Dutch collaboration in the Agriculture Sector, up to 12 AgFood Tech startups from India will have the possibility to take part in a Digital Soft Landing Program. The program is a joint effort by Dutch and Indian stakeholders: the Government of the Netherlands, ThinkAg, World Startup, Startup the Hague, Gemeente Westland, and Innovation Quarter. During two months of online training, the startups will be prepared for their potential expansion to the European market. Part of the training are the stakeholder introduction sessions with the Agri Food and startup ecosystem in the Netherlands. Furthermore, the platform partners help the Indian startups with Digital Fact Finding missions, market readiness training, matchmaking with local players, and developing a tailored European expansion plan.
During the launch, speakers addressed the (online) audience and emphasized the importance of agtech startups for the future of food and agriculture. Participants in the session agreed that new technologies are essential for resilient food production. The program aims to help agtech startups spread their solutions to a wider audience.
Applications are open till the 4th of September.