Constance/Frankfurt/Berlin - Today, the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Cem Özdemir, together with Nikola Steinbock, Spokeswoman of Rentenbank's Board of Managing Directors, handed over the first funding approvals to Organifarms GmbH and three other start-ups.
For their innovation in the field of agriculture, Organifarms receives funding in the amount of 800,000 euros. Organifarms develops farm robots to automate labor-intensive tasks in protected fruit and vegetable farming. Their innovative technology and goal to contribute to a fair and sustainable food system convinced the expert council.
"We are very happy about this great support, which will allow us to introduce our product to the market and supply the first customers this year," says co-founder and CEO Dominik Feiden.
In total, funding approvals totaling around 2.9 million euros were awarded today. In addition to Organifarms, the companies ConstellR, crop.zone and Feldklasse can look forward to receiving funding.
In a new funding program, early-stage funding is provided to agriculture-related start-ups in order to strengthen innovation in the agricultural and food industry. Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank is implementing the program on behalf of the BMEL. The first four funding decisions were handed over by Federal Minister Özdemir in January 2022.
Organifarms GmbH develops farm robots for the automation of labor-intensive processes such as harvesting, monitoring and plant care in protected fruit and vegetable cultivation. The first product is a harvesting robot for strawberries that also handles quality control and packing of the fruit. At the heart of the innovation is intelligent software that allows the robot to achieve good results even in difficult conditions.
More information about Organifarms is available on the company's website: www.organifarms.de
Hannah Louise Brown
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(1) CEO Dominik Feiden receives certificate of funding by Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Cem Özdemir, and Nikola Steinbock, Spokeswoman of Rentenbank's Board of Managing Directors.