This year’s NFFTC received over 100 submissions from 48 countries. These were narrowed down to 15 finalists, who received support from Nutreco mentors to develop a pitch deck and business case that they defended at a virtual pitching event in June. A jury of industry experts selected five top candidates from these finalists. The top five attended an in-person finale this week in the Netherlands to pitch their ideas one last time and network with other start-ups, investors, and Nutreco experts in a program that included speakers and interactive discussions.
The 2022 NFFTC jury included: Laëtitia Gerbe, partner at Seventure Partners; Alexandre van der Wees, investment director at Creadev; Rosie Wardle, Co-Founder and Partner at Synthesis Capital; Nis Bak, Principal at Novo Holdings; Thomas Giehm, Investment Manager at AquaSpark; Silke Birlenbach, Director of Global Innovation at Trouw Nutrition, the Nutreco Livestock feed business line; Alex Obach, Innovation Director at Skretting, the Nutreco Aquaculture business line; Erik Tveteraas, Investment Director at Nutreco NuFrontiers; and Susanne Wiegel, Investment Manager for Alternative Proteins at Nutreco NuFrontiers.