February Edition 2023

5 With increased support, the Israeli Foodtech and AgTech landscape confidently takes center stage. Foodtech is expected to be among Israel’s top economic priorities earmarked for more funding over the next five years, according to the Government, and the reasons aren’t hard to see why. The threat to food supplies from the ongoing war in Ukraine, the nagging logistical challenges since the outbreak of COVID-19, and the huge contribution of food production towards greenhouse gas emissions has added to the sense of urgency. “These sectors are very lucrative, and they only grow in scope and volume,” says Roy Caner, partner and head of Hi-Tech at Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co., With Hamburger Evron (EBN). He adds: “These areas are considered ‘green’, doing good for the environment and, in addition to a potential great return, also provide a reputational enhancement for the investment portfolio. As the world population increases, and food supply and the effects on the environment become ever more pressing issues, the demand for affordable and economic solutions only increases.” A G R I - T E C H Novel Farming Systems Ag Biotechnology Animal Ag C L I M A T E T E C H Precision Ag Robotics & Farm Equipment Supply Chain Optimization About Start-Up Nation Central Start-Up Nation Central is a non-profit organization that connects Israeli innovation to the world in order to help international entities solve global challenges. Immersed in the Israeli technology ecosystem, we provide a platform that nurtures business growth, recommends policies, and generates partnerships with corporations, governments, investors, and NGOs to strengthen Israel’s economy and society. For more information, visit: startupnationcentral.org Ministry of Economy and Industry About GrowingIL GrowingIL is a dynamic and growing community in the Israeli Agtech sector, comprised of over 300 startups and 5,500 community members. By connecting the different parties in the Agtech ecosystem, GrowingIL accelerates the development and adoption of new technology to help shape the future of agriculture. GrowingIL is a government initiative of the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Israel Innovation Authority, and the Israel Innovation Institute. For more information, visit: www.growingil.org Start-Up Nation Finder is a comprehensive knowledge hub on Israeli startups, investors, acceleration hubs, multinational corporations, and technology-based innovation associated with academic research. For more information, visit: finder.startupnationcentral.org THESE STARTUPS ARE A SAMPLE OF MORE THAN 300 COMPANIES GROWING SOLUTIONS TO FEED THE GLOBE ISRAELI AGTECH MAP 2023