Future Agro Challenge was presented on the Keynote Stage of Digital Greece, where we organized a dynamic panel regarding AgriTech. Stakeholders and startups talked about the opportunities that arise from this specific sector. Michalis Stangos, Co-Founder of FAC, represented FAC and spoke about the opportunities that startups have through the competition, as well as, the importance of being innovative in Agro.
Future Αgro Challenge gave a unique opportunity to 10 agritech startups, to be part of Digital Greece and live 8 days in the innovation “paradise”!
What is Digital Greece?
A theme park with more than 100 start-ups, “Digital Greece” was organized by the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information (VIKEPTE) in the framework of the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF). This thematic park gathers, for the first time in Greece, the whole community of start ups and occupies the entire pavilion 12, the second largest stand of the Thessaloniki International Exhibition and Congress Center (total area of about 3,000 sqm).
“Digital Greece” operated throughout TIF (8-16 September), right next to booth 13, that of the United States which was the Honored Country of the 83rd TIF. American participation emphasized digital economy and innovation (with the participation of companies at the cutting edge of new technology world-wide, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Cisco), giving Greeks start uppers the opportunity for important contacts and networking .
In “Digital Greece”, Greek entrepreneurs presented – at no cost (since their participation was funded by the Ministry of Public Finance) – their innovative ideas, their fresh look, their products and their achievements, framed by a rich speakers program and workshops on new technologies, creative industry, cyber-security and digital skills. Within the framework of the parallel events program, discussions and exchanges of views and experiences with distinguished entrepreneurs, academics and representatives of ecosystem support organizations took place, giving priority to identifying sources of funding and contacting investors.
At the same time, in cooperation with ERT3, the national TV channel, was located set up as a radio and television studio, through which the Greek newcomers had the opportunity to reach audience around the globe, where the signal of ERT reaches.
In order to maximize the possibilities for networking and the development of partnerships between start-ups, a special train was launched to transfer startups from Athens to Thessaloniki exclusively to participants in “Digital Greece”. http://periptero12.gr/