Brazil: Two of the Agtech Garage start-ups supported by OCP
The OCP Group participates in the construction of innovative solutions that will shape the future of agriculture and invests in the support of promising startups. One year after the launch in Brazil of the Intensive Connection acceleration program with its partner Agtech Garage, the Group has selected two start-ups from this program.
For this edition, the selection and deliberation took place online through videoconferencing tools that brought together Group collaborators from Morocco, Brazil and the United States. The acceleration program targets the most innovative solutions focused on soil fertility technologies, plant nutrition and the generation of qualified information to develop tomorrow’s fertilization solutions.
Out of the twenty start-ups that were in the running, the jury selected two:
InCeres, a digital agricultural platform capable of collecting, processing and storing agricultural data, with an emphasis on soil fertility and nutrition.
Agripad, a digital marketplace focused on grains and agricultural inputs. It uses artificial intelligence algorithms to connect sellers and buyers in a direct, optimized and transparent way.
The acceleration program lasts for more than four months of close discussions between OCP and the selected entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs will benefit from regular mentoring sessions with specialists from the OCP Group, which will make available the resources of its ecosystem, notably within UM6P, Fablab and experimental farms.
As a reminder, AgTech Garage is a leading innovation center that promotes alliances of companies and startups in the development of innovative solutions for the agro-industry.