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Climate Smart Agriculture
Startups Program

 

Food security and Climate

 

Farming and food production systems are being transformed to ensure they contribute less to greenhouse gas emissions and can adopt to changing climate conditions. A climate focused value proposition increases the breadth of stakeholders, along and beyond the agriculture value chain, interested in you Agtech solution.

Program Offering

This unique one-month program is designed to support Agtech startups in building and adopting a climate value proposition, quantifying your climate impact, expanding your relevancy and differentiation and becoming a part of the global climate tech innovation community.

The program will bring together 20 Israeli startups,

with investors and corporate leaders from the field.

What you'll get

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The drivers and trends of climate smart agriculture & the bodies leading the transition 

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Understanding the climate impact of your innovation 

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Tools to quantify your climate impact 

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Feedback on your climate solutions from international climate ag corporate experts and investors 

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Lessons learnt from ag startups who have integrated climate into their business growth 

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Final event with climate oriented pitches and a best climate pitch winner 

Speakers

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Karina Rubinstein

Director of Business Development, Start Up Division

Israel Innovation Authority 

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Michael Taksyak

 Agriculture Practice Lead in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

McKinsey  

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Dan Grotsky

Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder, Groundwork BioAg 

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Dganit Vered

CEO

Smart Agro Fund 

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Udi Cottan

Venture Partner

European Circular

Bioeconomy Fund 

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Sarai Kemp

VP Deal Flow

Trendlines Agrifood Fund

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Markus Laubscher

Director Circular Economy & Regeneration

Orbia  

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Samuel Aloni

Director, Food Chain

Agoro Carbon Alliance 

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Brandon Day

Chief Operating Officer

The Yield Lab Institute

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Mark Durno

Managing Partner, AgriFood

Rockstart  

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John Farner

Chief Sustainability Officer, 

Netafim  

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Gal Hayut

Managing Partner,

Bridges Israel  

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Prof. Yoram Kapulnik

Executive Director

BARD

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Israel Talpaz

CEO and Co-Founder

SeeTree

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Natasha Santos

VP and Head of Global Stakeholder Strategy & Affairs
 Bayer Crop Science

 
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Ethy Levy

Fund Manager, 

Kinneret Impact Ventures  

Agenda

 

15

February
Tuesday

/ Session 1: Face to face 

10:00 - 14:00

Participating Startups

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Introduction to Program 

Dana Kedar, Director, GrowingIL

Uriel Klar, Director, PLANETech 

Agriculture and Climate Change; Drivers & Opportunities for Climate Startups 

Tamar Moise, Ph.D., Head of Climate Programs, PLANETech 

R&D to Promote Climate Smart Agriculture Applications 

Prof. Yoram Kapulnik, Executive Director, BARD

Quantifying your Climate Impact Potential 

Hands on session with a digital quantification tool 

Tamar Moise, Ph.D., Head of Climate Programs, PLANETech 

Embedding a Climate Agenda into Business Growth 

Dan Grotsky, Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder, Groundwork BioAg 

23

February
Wednesday

/ Session 2: Virtual Session

19:00 - 20:40

Climate Focus of Bayer Crop Science  

Natasha Santos, VP and Head of Global Stakeholder Strategy & Affairs, Bayer Crop Science 

Framing your Innovation in a Climate Context: Feedback from Agtech experts 

Dganit Vered, CEO, Smart Agro Fund  

Udi Cottan,  Venture Partner, European Circular Bioeconomy Fund 

Sarai Kemp, VP Deal Flow, Trendlines

Gal Hayut, Managing Partner, Bridges Israel 

1

March
Tuesday

/ Session 3: Face to face

10:00 - 13:45

Driving Sustainable Agriculture through Innovation 

John Farner, Chief Sustainability Officer, Netafim

Carbon Markets in Agriculture 

Michael Taksyak, Agriculture Practice Lead in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, McKinsey

Embedding a Climate Agenda into Business Growth 

Israel Talpaz, CEO and Co-Founder, See Tree

Climate Impact Potential Pitch Presentations - Refinement of Quantification, Startup Pitches and Feedback  

9

March
Wednesday

/ Session 4: Virtual session

19:00 - 20:40

Embedding ESG Metrics in IIA submissions  

Karina Rubinstein, Director of Business Development, Start Up Division, Israel Innovation Authority

Climate Focus of Orbia  

Markus Laubscher, Director Circular Economy & Regeneration, Orbia  

Framing your Innovation in a Climate Context: Feedback from Agtech experts 

Samuel Aloni, Global Solution Manager, Agoro Carbon Alliance 

Brandon Day, COO, The Yield Lab Institute 

Mark Durno, Managing Partner, AgriFood, Rockstart

Ethy Levy, Fund Manager, Kinneret Impact Ventures  

14

March
Monday

/ DEMO DAY SESSION

Startup Pitches to Agtech Investor Panel  -

Embedding the Climate Impact Potential takeaways from the program

 

Ecosystem Partners

 
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