Desafia Footech Netherlands 2022

Bienvenidos and Welkom to our softlanding program! As an ICEX initative in collaboration with Unknown Group, Desafia Foodtech Netherlands 2022 aims to enable meaningful connections between Spanish and Dutch food ecosystems. The two week program supports startup expansion by facilitating international scaling opportunities, while also providing Dutch industry leaders with a look into some of the newest, ground-breaking food tech solutions.

To all spanish startups and small companies seeking to scale to the Netherlands, this is the right program! We will support you in identifying the right product-market fit and successfully establish your business in the Dutch foodtech market.

From internationalization strategy workshops and Dutch business culture sessions to visiting industry leaders, 1-on-1 matchmaking sessions, and an alumni program we will give you access to the world's most innovative technological ecosystems.

An initative by ICEX in collaboration with Unknown Group

Unknown is an early-stage venture capital and business development firm. A Venture Engine® supporting founders and industry leaders to successfully bring innovations to the market. With our fresh approach, we deliver venture success, lining up the industry and creating a pool of solutions ready to be adopted by the market.


This activity is included in the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), funded by the European Union through the NextGeneration EU Fund.

Esta actividad se incluye dentro del Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia, financiado por la Unión Europea mediante el Fondo NextGeneration EU.


The Desafía FoodTech Immersion Program have connected eight leading Spanish startups with Dutch industry leaders in the food and agriculture sector.

Bio2Coat   BreadFree   Ingredalia   Innomy












Mimic Food   Moa   Nucaps   Oscillum
Mimic Food   Moa   Nucaps   Oscillum

 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.




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