Hosts

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.

City of Aarhus

City of Aarhus

Aarhus is Jutland’s capital and has more than 300,000 inhabitants. It is the centre of "Greater Aarhus", which has a population of approx. 1.2 mill people. Aarhus is a city of students. Aarhus University is no 63 on the top 100 of the world’s 17,000 universities. Aarhus is a city of business. International businesses have established or expanded their activities. The Port of Aarhus has continuously expanded and is an important container hub to the Baltic sea region. Aarhus is a city of culture. A visionary media library as well as other cultural projects are ready to launch their building phases. Aarhus is a city of renewable energy. The wind power industry has a strong presence in and around Aarhus, and Aarhus wants to be Denmark’s number one energy city. The city wants to be CO2 neutral by 2030. Aarhus is a city of development. Over the next 20 years the city must continue to grow – 75,000 new inhabitants, 20,000 new homes, 50,000 new jobs and 10,000 extra students.

Danish Food Cluster

Danish Food Cluster

Danish Food Cluster Cluster represents one of the world’s leading food innovation hubs with members currently representing around 75% of the Danish food industry’s turnover. We are a membership organisation for companies of all sizes, research institutions, and public authorities working within the food sector in Denmark. And international members are welcome too – New Zealand, Germany and Israel are already represented in our current list of members. Our members are both big, international business and small innovative start ups. They are members because we: 1.Maximise our members potential for innovation and global growth through networking, knowledge sharing and matchmaking 2.Create visibility for the food cluster to attract talent, investment and companies to Denmark Read more on our website www.danishfoodcluster.dk

Future Food Innovation

Future Food Innovation

Future Food Innovation works with unique business potential in innovative companies based on research results or which has a high knowledge content. Our aims and objectives in this regard are: to support innovative food companies capital and knowledge and to make knowledge, competences and administrative services available to maximise investment results. We offer optimum development conditions, which include organising knowledge and providing advice and feedback, etc. through collaboration with other key players in the field geographically, most of the support made by Future Food Innovation is in the Central Denmark Region as it is essential to keep in close contact with the projects.

Sponsor

Arla Foods

Arla Foods

The Arla cooperative is a global dairy company owned by European dairy farmers and founded around 100 years ago. We sell our products to consumers around the world. Arla is the world’s sixth-largest dairy company with an annual turnover of 10 billion Euro. It is a cooperative owned by 13,000+ dairy farmers in Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg and with 19,000+ employees. Arla has production facilities in eleven countries and sales offices in 30. We believe in the importance of quality, food safety and innovation. Our dairy products are sold worldwide, primarily under our three global brands – Arla®, Castello® and Lurpak®. Through our Closer to Nature™ concept, we are committed to make products free from artificial colouring and flavouring and limit our use of additives. We are also the world’s largest producer of organic dairy products.

Supporting Partners

Agro Food Park

Agro Food Park

Agro Food Park was officially opened in 2009. It was established based on the fact that the Danish agriculture and food industry needs to excel within innovation and be in constant development in order to sustain a competitive position compared to the industry in the rest of the world. In Agro Food Park we strive to create a unique interplay between industry, universities, institutions and investors. Our role is to facilitate connections and co-operation between these by creating environments that generates optimum conditions for the sharing of knowledge along with opportunities to make new connections On a daily basis, approx. 1,000 employees spread across 75 companies work in Agro Food Park. We work together on 45,000 square metres of office space and have laboratory and conference facilities at disposal as well. August 17, 2016, Agro Food Park launched a visionary plan that will make it the leading food innovation and growth centre in Denmark – and one of the best in the world.

CPH Food Space

CPH Food Space

CPH Food Space is a space and extended community for nurturing startups and developing new businesses within the booming Danish and Nordic food industry. We are based in the old meat packing district of Copenhagen and aim to support new and innovative ideas and help them gain momentum.

Danske Bank

Danske Bank

Danske Bank is a Nordic bank with strong local roots and bridges to the rest of the world. For more than 145 years, we have helped people and businesses in the Nordics realise their ambitions. Today, we serve personal, business and institutional customers and in addition to banking services, we offer life insurance and pension, mortgage credit, wealth management, real estate and leasing services. We aim to create long-term value for all our stakeholders – our customers, shareholders and the societies we are part of – and our vision is to be recognised as the most trusted financial partner by making important financial decisions and daily banking easy. Danske Bank is headquartered in Copenhagen and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. danskebank.com

Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network

Enterprise Europe Network focuses on helping small and medium sized enterprises and knowledge institutions find new partners abroad. It could either be in terms of commercial co-operation, project co-operation (e.g. Horizon 2020) or technological co-operation.

Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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.

Kromann Reumert

Kromann Reumert

Kromann Reumert is the leading law firm in Denmark with offices in Copenhagen, Aarhus and London. We employ a team of around 500 dedicated people, who work together to provide quality services for our clients. Currently, our employees include around 275 lawyers covering a long list of practice areas. The vast majority of Kromann Reumert’s lawyers are qualified Danish lawyers, but we also have lawyers qualified to practice in other jurisdictions. Kromann Reumert's legal advice is practical, relevant and individually tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. We believe that the best advice is achieved by working in close cooperation with our clients and developing a thorough knowledge of their business. A collaborative approach enables us to provide workable, operational and value-adding solutions for both the short and long term.

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.