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Awards partners

Bonduelle
Sodexo
Limagrain
Advitam
Dijon Céréales
Terres Univia
Crédit Agricole Nord de France
Crédit Agricole Champagne-Bourgogne
Université Catholique de Lille
Yncréa
La voix du Nord - La Voix Médias
Pôle IAR
Improve
Protéines France

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Fostering the
future of food

Join the most effective European acceleration ecosystem dedicated to Plant-based protein innovation!

Are you developing innovative solutions, services, technology or product in the field of plant-based protein? Are you looking for the best ways to showcase your solution? Do you want to boost your growth on local and international markets? You are at the right place !
Enter now the European Plant-based Protein contest dedicated to startups!

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7 awards categories

7 categories are open to startup companies of less than five years existence active or willing to be active in Europe

At stake for the award winners

Unrivalled visibility & Village by CA top class acceleration program

Unequaled promotion during Plant-based Foods Summit

Finalists will get a free entrance to attend the 14th Plant-Based Foods Summit in Lille.

Awards winners will be highlighted at the heart of the Plant-based Food Summit and will benefit from a table top in the exhibition area, pitch sessions, meetings with VCs and unique networking opportunities.

Awards winners will be celebrated in Village by CA premises in Lille on october, 2nd in presence of Village by CA partners, startups and Plant-Based Foods Summit delegates.

Awards winners will benefit from Awards partners support to make the most of selected major events and trade fairs (such as Paris International Agricultural Show, Bioket or Sirha).

Go to market and mentoring

Village by CA and its partners support your company in connecting you with the right person at the right place and the right time to boost your business.The ecosystem will help you to accelerate your acquisition of new clients, suppliers, business and technological partners. Village by CA will also facilitate your access to financing partners.

Village by CA will offer you the opportunity to be mentored by Scale-up companies and by major key players in the field of plant-based protein industry.

Coaching and consulting

Benefit from a personalized support to help you get your project off the ground quickly: get the expert support of Village by CA partners: project structuring, scientific and technical expertise, help with experimentations and evaluations, economic intelligence, international development, communication and marketing strategy, search for financing, etc.

Benefit from 1 year membership to join IAR-the French Bioeconomy Cluster and NHL-the Nutrition Health Longevity Cluster.

Benefit from 2 days consulting to help you design and implement your R&D program, with Improve, European platform for research and development fully dedicated to the valorisation of proteins

Workspaces

Be hosted by Village by CA North of France in Lille Euratechnologies or by Village by CA Champagne-Bourgogne in Dijon, for up to 24 months. Villages by CA and their partners offer all types of premises to meet your needs: openspace workstations, private offices, production laboratories, workshops, etc.

If the Awards winner does not wish to be hosted at the Village, Village by CA will provide a non-hosted personalized 3 months acceleration program.

* Hosting is available under conditions specified in the contest rules.

Access to European markets

Benefit from the Village by CA 29+ network of partners with European and global reach.

Timeline

The Awards winners will be selected on October 1st, and will be highlighted on October 2nd during a dedicated evening gathering Village by CA and its partners’ networks as well as the Plant-Based Foods Summit delegates.

July 1st, 2019

Application period begins

September 3rd, 2019 (midnight)

Application period ends

September 6th, 2019

Announcement of the preselected startups

September 21st, 2019

Preselected startups submit completed application package

September 24th, 2019

Announcement of finalists

October 1st, 2019

Finalists pitch before Village by CA Selection Committee

October 2nd, 2019

Awards winners celebration at Village by CA Lille

October 3rd, 2019

Awards Winners highlight and pitch during the Plant-Based Foods Summit

October 4th

Awards Winners highlight on the Plant-Based Foods Summit

Awards winners enrollment in the Village by CA Acceleration Program

Ecosystem

The Village by CA North of France, The Village by CA Champagne-Bourgogne and their partners are gathering to meet promising young entrepreneurs who are breaking new ground in the field of plant-based proteins. Composed of major key players in the product and service industry, innovation, finance and academic sector, the Village ecosystem aims to meet tomorrow’s challenges and closely support startups offering innovative solutions.

Major international groups such as Bonduelle, Sodexo, Limagrain and AdVitam commit in the subject, led by associations such as Protéines France and by the interbranch organisation Terres Univia. With the support of the IAR, NSL and Euralimentaire clusters and technical platforms such as Improve, the Village network is taking action to effectively support start-ups on this decisive topic. Crédit Agricole Group, funder of the agri-food industry in France and Europe and bank of 9 out of 10 farmers in France, provides support and substantial visibility for the projects at European level.

From farm to fork, the entire value chain is represented. This consortium is creating a new paradigm, a unique collaboration around a crucial issue: how to feed 50 billion people in 2050?

Are you developing innovative solutions, services, technology or product in the field of plant-based protein? Are you looking for ways to showcase your solution? Do you want to boost your growth on local and international markets?

Join the most effective acceleration program dedicated to Plant based protein innovative startups, led by a community of stakeholders who share your vision!

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Partners

Bonduelle
Sodexo
Limagrain
Advitam
Dijon Céréales
Terres Univia
Crédit Agricole Nord de France
Crédit Agricole Champagne-Bourgogne
Université Catholique de Lille
Yncréa
La voix du Nord - La Voix Médias
Pôle IAR
Improve
Protéines France

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Awards 2018

Finalists

Winners

Consumer impact
Reward kyanos

Going Veggie Made Easy

Introducing the world’s first all-in-one table-top tempeh maker allowing people to prepare this delicious plant-based protein in the comfort of their own homes.

Agtech
Reward kyanos

Reasoned fertilization solutions that allow bringing the right dose at the right time and in an efficient way

Receiving our Award on stage and shook hands with major key players were really memorable moments!

Ingredient
Reward kyanos

Protein made from chickpeas

Our best moment: being on the stage and receiving the acknowledgement for most innovative plant based protein.

High Protein Food
Reward kyanos

The world’s first all-in-one table-top tempeh maker

It was great to meet so many entrepreneurs dedicated to bring healthy food to the world. I still speak to them almost every week!

Food
Reward kyanos

The world’s first all-in-one table-top tempeh maker

It was great to meet so many entrepreneurs dedicated to bring healthy food to the world. I still speak to them almost every week!

Process & Digital
Reward kyanos

Produce blue micro-algae AFA under controlled conditions, reproducing exactly the natural conditions

The acceleration programme has been tremendously helpful in linking with industrial partners and integrating a supportive network of food companies. I strongly recommend it for burgeoning start-up entrepreneurs with the willingness to bring their business to the next level!

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