AGRINNOVATION'S AGRITECH RESOURCES
WHERE SCIENCE MEETS MARKET DEMAND
Agrinnovation is a unique independent agricultural investment fund with exclusive licensing and commercialization rights on all inventions and innovations developed from the world renowned Hebrew University (HU) Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment. This makes us privy to trailblazing projects and discoveries, in time to thoroughly research their commercial applications and market potential.
Working in close association with more than 100 professors in 12 different agricultural fields from HU’s prestigious Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Agrinnovation has the privilege to access and examine leading edge technological breakthroughs.
Together with access to HU’s largest Agricultural Development Center in Israel, Agrinnovation provides an unparalleled source of global intellectual know-how and resources.
THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL AGRIBUSINESS IS HERE
YOUR INVESTMENT IN AGRINNOVATION
Providing know-how and support to our portfolio companies from inception to commercialization, we remove roadblocks and expedite the lab to market process. Backed by an accomplished lineup of experts represented by our active Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), Agrinnovation brings in international know-how to develop scalable, value-creating technologies faster and more effectively. Our hands-on Commercial Advisory Board has a proven track record in taking emerging technologies to the international market.
Food-and-agribusiness companies have enjoyed higher total returns to shareholders (TRS) than other sectors: 17% annual growth from 2004 to 2013, compared to 13% for energy and 10% for IT.
The $5 trillion industry represents 10% of global spending and 40% of employment. As the world is getting more populated, the pressure on water, land, and energy will necessitate innovation to enhance agricultural productivity. With over one billion new consumers entering the global marketplace by the next decade, huge commercial opportunities will arise for smart, value-creating agritech innovations.
Agrinnovation’s investment methodology in these leading edge technology breakthroughs from the Hebrew University is all about the ability to create fast value.
JOINT R&D INITIATIVES
Partnering up with Agrinnovation has its perks and benefits. You get access to Israel’s largest and most advanced Agricultural Development Center and the immense knowledge base comprising over 100 scientists and researchers, who are at the international forefront of their fields.
Together with our exceptionally experienced SAB, Agrinnovation is your perfectly positioned partner to germinate your idea and turn it into a successful startup with a scalable technology.
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THE STRATEGY OF AGRINNOVATION
AGRINNOVATION COVERS ALL BASES
FROM LAB TO MARKET
When it comes to selecting the right technologies to invest in, it’s imperative to have all bases covered. TheAgrinnovation fund is committed to investing in unique innovative opportunities developed in the Hebrew University. In some instances, an ad hoc technological solution is developed in order to meet a certain market demand that has not been sufficiently addressed.
Every aspect of our rigorous screening process is oriented towards successful global commercialization:
- We verify that the technology is mature and IP-protected.
- Our SAB checks the technology’s feasibility and scalability, as well as the viability of its development.
- Our Commercial Advisory Board researches the technology’s commercial feasibility.
Once the technology successfully passes all three steps and is selected for commercialization, we leverage all our resources and capabilities to turn it into a rapidly growing start-up company. From applying our extensive contacts network in order to form joint ventures to tapping into HU’s vast resources and knowledge base in order to constantly improve the product, Agrinnovation will do what it takes to make the technology proliferate and the venture a commercial success.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF AGRINNOVATION
The agricultural revolution some 10 thousand years ago marked the beginning of agricultural innovation. It had unleashed an explosive global population growth that is no longer counted in millions, but in billions.
Agrinnovation was established in order to help humanity sustain its uncontrolled population growth by developing smarter, more productive agricultural technologies.
Our philosophy is predicated on deep respect for nature and an insatiable appetite to understand it. By closely examining the way biology functions in the natural world, we develop amazing technologies that help feed Earth’s growing population while better preserving our natural environment.