Desafia Foodtech Netherlands 2021

Bienvenidos and Welkom to our softlanding program. An initiative that will enable meaningful connections between the Spanish and the Dutch food ecosystems. Through this program, not only do we support Spanish startups' expansion by facilitating their international scaling, but also, Dutch industry leaders will be given a chance to learn about new, ground-breaking food tech solutions. It's a win-win for everyone!

The program is aimed at supporting startups and small companies seeking to scale to the Netherlands in identifying the right product-market fit and thus successfully establishing your business in the Dutch foodtech market.

Ranging from internationalization strategy workshops and Dutch business culture sessions, to visiting industry leaders, 1-on-1 matchmaking sessions and an alumni program, Desafía will provide access to the world's most innovative technological ecosystems.




 Scale your solutions to the Netherlands and explore the most innovative food hubs of the country


The Netherlands as a location cannot be beaten. Close to Europe's 500 million consumers and your business customers.


The Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agricultural products in the world.


Unique insights in the best incubators of The Netherlands.




Rotterdam, largest port in Europe, provides first class infrastructure.

 Explore the most innovative foodtech solutions from Spain.  


Spanish startups as leaders in driving a more efficient and sustainable agri-food system.


1.6 MEUR average investment received by Spanish FoodTech startups in 2020.

What the program offers:

  • Access to a large pool of innovative solutions from the best Spanish food startups.
  • Potential new business cases.
  • Meeting important decision makers from the most interesting startups.
  • Creating meaningful connections with startups and explore potential for future collaborations/co-innovation and more
  • Spanish startups as leaders in driving a more efficient and sustainable agri-food system.


What the program looks like:

Day 1 – Introduction day  & workshop “Client Discovery” – 22/11/2021

Day 2 – Visit to Utrecht, the Dutch Foodtech hubs  - 23/11/2021

Day 3 – Workshop “Doing business in NL”  – 24/11/2021

Day 4 – Time to catch up with business activities- 25/11/2021

Day 5 – Visit to Wageningen Foodvalley and StartLife incubator - 26/11/2021

Day 6 - Workshop and Partner Activity – 29/11/2021

Day 7 – Visit to Delft and Westland – 30/11/2021

Day 8 - Matchmaking Day  - 01/12/2021

Day 9 - Wrap up & final event – 02/12/2021


Netherlands - October to December


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