Increase of agriculture effectiveness, creation of “new food”, bioconversion, solutions in the field of new medicines and diagnostic systems
The track will combine projects in the field of biomedicine, as well as high technologies to improve the efficiency of agriculture, and to create “new food”.
Both agriculture and medicine are necessary for our survival. For thousands of years, agriculture has evolved from gathering to building space farms. In recent years, precision farming and other technologies are actively developing to increase the quantity, quality and safety of food. As in the modern Agro-industry, many breakthrough solutions in scientific medicine have become possible thanks to a multidisciplinary approach. New technologies give hope for the creation of effective medicines (including for previously incurable diseases), accurate diagnostic systems, services for prevention and personal control of diseases; therefore, for the prolongation of active life.
The directions of Medtech and Agro-industrial technologies appeared in the accelerator back in 2014. Agro & MedTech GenerationS-2017 will select, on the one hand, start-ups intended to improve the efficiency of the Agro-industrial complex, biotechnology for agriculture, food security and personalized nutrition, and on the other hand projects in the field of health care, biomedicine, new drugs and diagnostic systems.
Acceleration program of the Agro&MedTech track (“Agro” area of activity) is aimed at creation of the basic innovation project management competences in the participants. During the program, the entrepreneurs will gain skills related to business-modelling, risk assessment, intellectual property protection, making the customer value proposition.
The online program consists of a series of webinars devoted to the base course of technological entrepreneurship. After each webinar, the participants will receive a homework that they work over together with the personal trackers.
The on-site part of the Agro&MedTech acceleration program within the frameworks of “Agro” area of activity will be held in Nizhny Novgorod in March 2018 at one of the GenerationS partner’s venues. Based on the results of the program, the Demo Day will be held where the track finalists will be determined.
The long-list of projects for distance selection in the accelerated program of the track has been published. The results of the selection will be published in January 2018.