Host

Agro Business Park A/S

Agro Business Park A/S

Agro Business Park is a cluster and management organisation with innovation, incubation and investment activities at both national and international level. We focus on supporting innovation processes, entrepreneurship, networking, commercialisation and business development in the bio-based economy (incl. food). We manage a large number of projects - all with the aim to support entrepreneurship and innovation in the sector. This applies both to companies participating in our business network and especially for entrepreneurs and development departments that use the Agro Business Park as incubator. As an incubator we have facilities, networks and guidance to ensure that the potential of each entrepreneur and development department is fully optimised. In addition, our service package containing i.a., reception, IT, meeting rooms, social environment and much more is an important basic function. Furthermore, we offer our tenants guidance in business development, finance / accounting, projects etc. Finally, our many networks and projects provide great value to the tenants in our incubator environments in both Foulum and Skejby.

Innovation Network for Biomass c/o Agro Business Park

Innovation Network for Biomass c/o Agro Business Park

The purpose of INBIOM is to be a catalyst for innovation and development of new, sustainable biomass-based technologies and companies and ensure that Denmark stays in the lead within the field of bioeconomy. In practice this means that the focus areas for us are production, pre-treatment, separation, and conversion of biomass. Realisation of the potential in the biobased economy very much depends on more knowledge of the biomass itself and how the different components such as carbohydrates, proteins and other valuable elements are produced, separated and processed optimally. INBIOM includes innovation within all types of biomass; green (grasses, crops), yellow (straw), brown (wood), blue (algae, seaweed), and grey (livestock manure, organic waste). The main focus is to create as many and valuable streams as possible through existing and new value chains and make products of the highest possible value out of the biomass. Another priority is to improve the utilisation and nutrient recirculation in low value biomass and waste from industry, agriculture and communities.

Viborg Municipality

Viborg Municipality

Viborg Municipality is one of Denmark's largest agricultural municipalities. A significant number of companies and jobs in Viborg Municipality are directly or indirectly related to agriculture, including the production of agricultural machinery, knowledge and technology, food and service industry. Furthermore Viborg Municipality is home to Agro Business Park and Aarhus University’s department in Foulum, where most of Aarhus University’s research into food, agriculture and bioeconomy is carried out. Viborg Municipality has a double interest in contributing to new development and business opportunities for the agricultural sector and at the same time contributing to more climate and environmentally friendly solutions. Bioeconomy is an important part of the answer on how to create new business opportunities and more climate friendly solutions at the same time. Therefore, Viborg Municipality is an active part of and supports various activities that contribute to the development of the bioeconomy. European BioEconomy Venture Forum is one of these activities and Viborg Municipality is proud to be the meeting place for new solutions, companies and potential investors.

Sponsors

Vækstfonden

Vækstfonden

The Danish Growth Fund is the Danish state’s investment fund. We are an independent fund governed by an independent legal act and an independent board of directors. The act concerning the Danish Growth Fund stipulates that the fund must promote growth and renewal for small and medium-sized enterprises in order to achieve a greater socio-economic return. We contribute to the creation of new companies by providing capital and expertise. Since 1992, The Danish Growth Fund has together with private investors co-financed growth in more than 6,600 Danish companies with a total commitment of more than DKK 20 billion. The Danish Growth Fund invests equity and provides loans and guarantees for small as well as medium-sized enterprises in collaboration with private partners and Danish financial institutions. In 2016 these companies had over 53,500 employees in total.

Support Partner

Ard Innovation

Ard Innovation

Ard Innovation is approved as a commercialization actor at The Norwegian Research Council, and operates as the Technology Transfer Office on behalf of The Norwegian Institute of BioEconomy (NIBIO) and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). The company assist both students and employees at these institutions with commercialization of research and student-based ideas, in addition to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in general. The company has currently 7 employees.

Norges Vel

Norges Vel

Det Kongelige Selskap for Norges Vel (The Royal Norwegian Society for Development) is an independent nonprofit organisation established in 1809, and is Norway's oldest nationwide organisation. We work with sustainable business development within agriculture, aquaculture and renewable energy. The goal is to advance thriving communities both nationally and internationally. The methods are the same as they were at the organisations conception: Cooperation, sharing of knowledge, and business development. Through sustainable projects we are contributing to value creation in communities. Our primary focuses nationally and internationally: • Agriculture and environment • Aquaculture and fishing • Food, culture and experiences • Renewable energy and climate • Entrepreneurship and cooperation

Inkubator Ås

Inkubator Ås

Inkubator Ås, established in 2015, is a startup incubator at the University Campus of the Norwegian University of Life sciences at Ås outside Oslo. Our role is to help entrepreneurs at campus and in the region to develop and grow their startups. Currently 21 companies are incubator companies with us and the portfolio is growing. We are currently 2 employees. Inkubator Ås is an independent organization but we cooperated closely with the other organizations at campus and with industry and society outside campus.

BiOPEN

BiOPEN

BIOPEN is the European Open-innovation Platform that will help your companies. Support action include matchmaking among project ideas and stakeholders for joint development, funding opportunities, sharing of information and offering a semantic search engine to perform searches over millions of patents, scientific papers. Discover what BIOPEN can offer and join the BIOPEN community today!

Keystones

Keystones

We infuse Danish startups with people and capital from a fast growing network of Danish investors, serial-entrepreneurs and executives living across the world.

Media Partner

Kemp & Kjær

Kemp & Kjær

Kemp & Kjær is a Copenhagen-based PR-agency focusing on external communication and cooperating with a network of suppliers. Our model guarantees a minimum of overhead and direct communication. In other words, you are guaranteed a service without superfluous expenses. By drawing on our wide network, our clients get the core skills required for the project at hand. It is up to our clients to decide, when to utilize Kemp & Kjær as a full-service agency or as PR specialists.