Fostering AgTech innovation in rural Denmark

Lolland-Falster is fascinating not only because it has some of the richest soil in the country, but also because its considered “udkantsdanmark” or outer Denmark - a rural region, which has been struggling to attract growth in competition with big cities. Despite this, Growth Train's 7-week accelerator program has succeeded in attracting startups to the region. Their program focuses on connecting the big agricultural operators with startups, giving them a playground to test new technologies. The goal is to work with corporations to soure solutions to their innovation challenges. I speak with Christiane Paaske-Sørensen on the ins and outs of the program. Episode Transcript Related Links Coop’s members use crowdfunding to get new food startups on the shelves Why the Danish government's fund is now investing in FoodTech How Denmark's Agro Business Park connects startups and corporations Danish Technical University's on helping students invent the next big food solution How Copenhagen Food Space helps new startups get off the ground NordDetect is doing rapid soil testing


by Nordic FoodTech