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.

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.


About the event

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.



Spanish FoodTech Startups Join One of the Leading Ecosystems of Food Science at Wageningen University

A few months ago, six Spanish FoodTech startups joined Desafia FoodTech Netherlands 2021 - a program organized by ICEX and Unknown Group - to scale their solutions to The Netherlands.

The Most Promising Spanish FoodTech Startups Met Leading Partners in the Dutch Food Ecosystem!

With the Desafia FoodTech Netherlands 2021, ICEX and Unknown Group aim to enable the most promising Spanish startups to scale their solutions to The Netherlands and beyond.



Where we are
Foods Wines from Spain
Economic and Commercial Office of Spain in The Hague

Burg. Patijnlaan 67, 2585 BJ The Hague, The Netherlands

+31 (0)70 364 31 66