Prince Constantijn will be present 17 May at F&A Next 2017, the big food & agri startup event at Wageningen Campus. For years, in his role as startup envoy, the prince is committed to innovation. At F&A Next he will share his views on innovation in food & agri and announce the winning startups of FoodBytes! F&A Next 2017 is an initiative of Rabobank, Wageningen University & Research and StartLife.
“Global challenges – like the food security challenge – demand transformative, sustainable, and technical solutions. Startups can play a major and potentially decisive role in solving these challenges. To do so startups, scale ups, investors, scientists and corporates must collaborate", says Startup Envoy and StartupFest co-founder Prince Constantijn "and not just within their own sector or technology. Groundbreaking innovations happen at the intersections of verticals and by applying existing and new technologies in other domains.”
Constantijn van Oranje
Innovation is the leitmotiv in Prince Constantijn’s career. Constantijn van Oranje leads StartupDelta, a public-private partnership that boosts the startup ecosystem of The Netherlands. He advises multinational companies and the European Commission on their digital innovation strategy and holds a number of positions in both the public and private sector. For example, he has the position of StartupDelta Special Envoy, aimed at making The Netherlands the European epicenter of innovation, and he is Director Digital Technology & Macro Strategy at Macro Advisory Partners in London and New York. He is also member of the EU High Level Group on Innovation and advisor to Andrus Ansip, the current Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market. The organization of F&A Next is honoured and thrilled with the participation of the prince. The F&A Next-program aims to stimulate innovation in the food & agri sector to help warrant a food secure future.
More on F&A Next
On the 17th and 18th of May, Wageningen Campus is the hottest meeting place for food & agri companies, start-ups and investors. During this international deal making platform, start-ups and investors join forces to find innovative solutions to changes in the food & agri domain.
How? Start-ups pitch their ideas on an international podium. Over a hundred international venture capital funds and corporate venture funds will be attending the event, along with representatives from major international food & agri companies. In addition to the pitch sessions, start-ups and investors will also get the chance to meet each other during the corporate presentations, at network moments and in one-on-one talks.
Two days of meeting people and swapping ideas during the last edition of F&A Next resulted in various successful alliances.
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Participate? Visit for more information and registration the website F&A Next 2017.