Innovation Challenge
24 Oct - 6 Dec 2021

REIMAGINING THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE & FOOD IN ABU DHABI

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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

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Enabling the next generation
of agriculture entrepreneurs
in Abu Dhabi

levelUp first edition will focus on Agritech Innovation that aims at finding solutions to build resilience for local food supply chain, reduce dependency on food imports, unlock new investment opportunities for SMEs and Startups and contribute to Abu Dhabi's knowledge-based economy especially in the agriculture sector.

 

levelUp is an opportunity to enable agriculture and food tech entrepreneurs and innovators to accelerate their ventures, being local SMEs or local & International Startups (who are willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi).

8-10 companies will be selected & trained for 5 weeks at our online Founder Series Bootcamp starting from 3rd week of October and they will get the chance to present their final pitch during the virtual levelUP Forum & Demo Day on 6 December 2021, meet investors and connect with a network of experts .

What we are

looking for?

Innovation - Driven Solutions

Data-Powered Agriculture

Next Generation Technologies

WHO CAN JOIN?

  • Agriculture Startups & SMEs in Abu Dhabi 

  • Local & International startups* that are willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi

  • Tech & Data driven startup solutions

  • Startups stage: Early Stage (prototype is a must) to Pre-A Series

FOCUS AREAS

  • Energy & Water Efficiency in Agriculture

  • IoT based platforms for farm monitoring & management 

  • Ag Biotech in Food

  • Disease Identification & Detection

  • Regenerative Agriculture, Growing Media & Soilless

  • Indoor Farming Technologies

  • Food Loss & waste management

  • Ag Fintech

  • Ag Marketplaces

 

Milestones

Scroll to learn about levelUP Agritech Innovation Challenge

 

STEP

1

15 Oct

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Submit the application by providing up-to-date information about your venture. Incomplete forms will not be considered.

STEP

2

20
Oct

SHORTLISTING

8-10 applicants will be shortlisted by levelUP judging committee and notified accordingly.

Meet The Mentors

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Raed Daoudi

Learning & Development Manager

Khalifa Fund

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Mohamed Al Jaberi

Business Counselor 

Khalifa Fund

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Erdem Celik

Partner

Teknasyon

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Kalyan Guntuboyina

Regional Account Manager

Wageningen University & Research

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Danny Maalouli

Head of Investment

DAI Global LLC

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Fadi Naffah

Associate Partner

Upperion

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