StartUp Europe Smart Agrifood Summit



Thursday 28 / September / 2023


Inauguration ceremony

10:00 - 10:05 (5 minutes)

Introduction and Welcome

  • Presenter: Juan Francisco Delgado. Executive Vice President INTEC

10:05 - 10:15 (5 minutes)

Presentation of the Influencers of the agri-food sector

Entrepreneurs Represented by:

  • Iván Iglesias (Sensactive Technology)
  • Ana Sancho (Agriculus)
Public Administration Represented by:

  • Junta de Andalucía - IFAPA 
  • Saúl del Amo. Ayuntamiento Almendralejo
Investors Represented by:

  • Jesús Alonso Gallo . Series inverter
  • Tomás Pérez. Noso Capital

Companies Represented by:

  • Miguel Hormigo  GMV

Universities: Represented by

  • Emma Crespo. Universidad Carlos 3 de Madrid
  • Raúl Diez. Loyola University. Sevilla

10:15 - 10:30 (15 minutes)

Testimonials and past experiences

10:30 - 10:45 (15 minutes)

Expectations for SmartagrifoodSummit 24

10:45 - 10:55 (10 minutes)

Open Dialogue and Questions

10:55 - 11:00 (5 minutes)

Closure and Next Steps

Presenter and Team:

  • Pablo Fresnedo
  • Julia Cabrera

Brussels - Agriculture in the EU: The fight against climate change, prospects of drought and extreme temperatures for agriculture in Europe. 1-hour workshop focused on CAP reform, the Green Deal and climate change.


  • Gregorio Davila. Deputy Head of Unit "Environmental Sustainability" en European Commission (DG AGRI)
  • Pedro Parias. Secretary-General  FERAGUA 
  • Mr Patrick Pagani of COPA-COGECA

Vigo.- Advances for the Blue Economy in Europe: Innovation in Blue Growth

Presented and Moderated by: Roberto Rodriguez. Blue Economy Coordinator INTEC Foundation

  • Ms Andreea Strachinescu. Head of Unit for Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment in DG MARE
  • Isabel Artime Secretary General of Fisheries Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the Government of Spain. 
  • Antonio Basanta. General Director of Fisheries of the Xunta de Galicia. (tbc)
  • Roberto Alonso. Secretary General of ANFACO-CECOPESCA
  • Basilio Otero.Representative of the Federación de Cofradías de Pescadores.
  • Adolfo Borrero. President of the Blue Economy Commission of AMETIC

London.- Innovation in Food : New markets, new proteins and opportunities for entrepreneurs and Startups:


  • David Hughes. Emeritus Professor Imperial College London " Emerging Consumer Trends"
  • Alberto Bernal. Minsait INDRA 

Israel.-Agriculture and water: Workshop on the Israeli Agritech ecosystem and how to address water scarcity. The Israeli Agritech and Food Tech ecosystem harnesses innovation to address the challenges posed by climate change.


Presented and moderated by Claudia Múgica. Head of Foreign Trade and Innovation Israel Economic and Trade Mission to Spain

  • Tammy Meiron, Ph.D. Chief Technology Officer at Fresh Start FoodTech Incubator
  • Mr. David Zigdon. CEO of Migal Galilee Research Institute
  • Federico Atlasovich. Head of the Agro-Tech sector at the Israel Export Institute

Innovation in the Agrifood ecosystem in Latin America: Climate change, extreme events and logistics

  • María José Elizarraras.Executive Secretary INOVAGRO, ICCAN, Mexico
  • Arnulfo Gutiérrez. Director General of IDIAP . Panama 
  • Eugenia Saini . Executive Secretary of the Board of Directors FONTAGRO 
  • Sergio E. Feingold. Biotechnology Programme Coordinator. National Institute of Agricultural Technology. Argentina.
  • Paula Valencia . Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
  • Sérgio Luiz dos Santos. Coordenador dos Ambientes de Innovacao APTA . Governo do Estado de São Paulo.Brasil 

Barcelona.- Innovation in 5G communications, data and Robotics at Agritech: 5G mobile technology, big data for sustainability, and robotics at Agritech and Food Tech

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  •  Joan Bonany. Fruit Researcher at IRTA
  • Fernando Ortega. Association of Agricultural Engineers Catalonia 
  • Jose Antonio González. Head of Digital Business, Telefónica South Zone.

Silicon Valley.- "Advances in Agritech and FoodTech" : Online workshop will explore advances in innovation in biotechnology, artificial intelligence and robotics in the agri-food chain.


Friday 29 / September / 2023


"Sustainable Agrosolutions: Best practices from leading industry innovators".


  • Mónica Andrés Enríquez, Executive Vicepresident Europe YARA Int   
  •  Gustavo Palerosi. SVP Europe Agricultural Solutions, BASF 
  • Carmen Ovejero. Sectorial Manager | Advisor Innovation | Circular Economy | Executive MBA. FI Group

Landscape of innovation investment in the Agrifood sector".


Presented and moderated by Jordi Garcia. Director of Promotion of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in ENISA

The Netherlands:

  • Simon Maas. Agrifood Capital. 

United States:

  • Alvaro Jimenez. Founder Yunity Ventures. 


  • Ricardo Gómez. Mar Oceana
  • Tomás Pérez. Nosso Capital 

Webinar: "Technology in the Agri-food Chain in Europe: Advances in the practical applications of knowledge in the agri-food chain"


Presented by: Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento.  

  • Begoña Pérez Villareal. EIT Food Europe. 
  • Alberto Bernal Minsait INDRA

Presentación de los Premios Global Food Innovation Awards

Open Innovation and Startups for Corporations in the agri-food sector.


  • Salvatore Ferullo . CTO & Founder X-Farm 
  • Jorge Heraud. BlueRiver & John Deere 
  • David Iglesias. Director General Biorizon Biotech (tbc)
  • Jose Antonio Pérez.  Cover Manager 

Universidad de Sevilla

Closing Ceremony

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