cropUP is a unique initiative that is being built around innovative solutions targeting the agrifood and forestry sector. It gathers a community of entrepreneurs, startups, mentors, investors, corporates and other organisations with the aim of implementing the cropUP program and contributing to the agrifood and forestry technology revolution worldwide.
With the cropUP program entrepreneurs and startups that develop innovative products and services for the agrifood and forestry sector have the opportunity to boost their businesses.
This program gives exclusive access to the agrifood and forestry R&D and industry, contact with investors, support in the internationalisation process, among others. Startups can also have a working space at INOVISA’s headquarters, in Lisbon.
The cropUP program will boost you if:
You are an entrepreneur that wants to develop innovative products and services for the agrifood or forestry sector
You have a startup that develops innovative products and services for the agrifood or forestry sector
Despite the stage of your startup you will benefit from the program by having a tailored support depending on your needs.
Online applications will be open for one month.
Applications selection and interview
In a first stage applications will be evaluated by INOVISA and then a pre-selection group of startups will be invited for a Skype interview. After this interview, 10-15 startups will be selected to join the program.
Beginning of the program
Needs assessment session
One-to-one meeting to design a tailored roadmap that responds to the startup’ needs
Every two months and during one week, community activities will take place, from LLP sessions, webinars, and informal networking events at INOVISA’s headquarters.
During the entire program startups will have the opportunity to meet with several entities such as potential users/clients, mentors, partners, investors, peers, etc.
Annual cropUP event
Once a year all the community will be gathered in a unique event with a startup showcase, networking activities and media coverage.
End of the program*
* The program has the duration of one year. However the support can continue for a period of three years (max).
The working spaces and shared facilities
that we offer you are in the heart of
Considering the following topics and having in mind your needs,
your participation in the program will be tailored/customised
Assessment of your incubation
and business support needs
Selected access to the scientific
community and industry
Support in your internationalisation
Support in the marketing and communication of your activities
Support in the development of
applications for incentive programes
Advice and legal support
Support in the design and validation
of your business model
Contact with investors and
Support in the design of your products,
services and communication strategy
Access to training
(soft skills, hard skills, ...)
Information and access to
events relevant for startups
Support for the protection and valorisation of your intellectual property rights
access to activities
access to activities