February Edition 2023

7 “The main areas of interest in AgTech are robotics solutions, especially in developed countries, with robots designed and used for crop harvest and fruit picking - Tevel Aerobotics andMetoMotion are examples for companies in this area,” adds Alon Rom, partner at Gornitzky. He adds: “Crop pollination solutions are vital for growing crops, with such solutions are divided into solutions that are substitutes for bee pollination and those for optimizing beehives and the bee pollination process - companies like Bumblebee A.I and Beewise are examples for companies in this area. Genetics solutions and optimization in agriculture are used to produce better crops in terms of quantity and quality with less land and water resources, adapting to climate change effects.” “As for AgTech, innovations dealing with identifying and treating diseases in crops, vegetation etc. have become very popular,” adds Ronit Amir-Yaniv, partner at Arnon, Tadmor-Levy, while Fuss of Taylor Wessing adds: “The range of Israel’s Food and AgTech innovation capabilities is broad and varied, including soil and plant sensors, cutting-edge swarming drones, autonomous robots, plant genetics platforms, cultured meat, smart irrigation, and big data analytics software.” There are also many companies in the alternative protein and plant based protein space. “Growing farm animals as food supply and source of protein for mankind is one of the causes of climate change due to the high carbon footprint generated from such activities,” Gornitzky’s Rom adds. "Another area of interest is the development of alternatives for sugar and salt as a solution to pandemic-level health issues such as diabetes, blood pressure and obesity,” he adds. From robotics solutions to optimization agriculture, many fields draw interest Alternative proteins and alternatives to sugar and salt