Kinsect have developed an industrial process for producing protein flour for animal feed, based on large scale insect breeding.

The startup is in a sector that is growing rapidly in response to a need for protein sources. The EU imports more than 60% of the protein used for animal feed and a recent general increase in prices has been caused by growing demand from breeders, falling fish yields from the sea, expansion limits on agricultural land, and also climate change.

Born to Bake Academy (BO)

Born to Bake Academy emerged from an idea of Francesco Gigliotti, a professional caterer, with the direct involvement of researchers at the University of Bologna, Agricultural Faculty, and entrepreneurs from the agricultural world.

Treelivery (BO)

Treelivery is an online platform for optimizing the process of purchasing ornamental trees and nature in general.

The service optimizes the match between buyer's needs and tree, effective delivery, and subsequent support during cultivation.

In order to increase the probability of success when purchasing and cultivating trees, we apply scientific knowledge to select illumination levels, irrigation methods, humidity, and location.

Green Project Comm Srl (FC)

Green Project Comm Srl is an innovative startup founded with the objective of innovating and renewing the Italian food production chain by orienting it towards more mindful, zero-km consumption.

Green Project has found its vocation in this area, demonstrating that in a short time (in fact, a very short time) the application of suitable software and good practice, makes it possible to generate significant turnover in this sector with negligible investment, simply by paying close attention to a few key points.

Food Hub (FC)

The Food Hub SRL Benefit Company is an innovative startup that supports the food and agriculture ecosystem with information, training, and consultancy services for stakeholders in the sector.

The mission is to participate in growth and innovation in our sector through constant provision of quality services.

The aim is to become a yardstick in Italy for innovation in the food and agriculture sector.

Welly (BO)

Welly is an innovative startup with the objective of reinventing the food delivery world in the spirit of sustainability.

With our experience analysing the carbon footprint of foodstuffs, we are able to offer restaurants simple digital solutions for calculating the environmental impact of their menu and enable compensations through the most important European foundations.

Bugslab (PR)

Bugslab is an innovative startup founded in 2021 with the aim of producing the most sustainable animal protein on the planet.
To achieve this objective, Bugslab focuses on the production of insects for use in pet food (whole or as food components for cats and dogs) and animal feed. In the coming years Bugslab also intend to develop their own brand for the sale of products for humans based on insect flour.

FitNation | Feed your motivation (PR)

It all started with a mission: “Help people achieve their aims and express their potential through healthy, eco-sustainable food that is available everywhere”. However, our dream was born long before, when we were looking for a way to solve a problem we shared with many others: FitNation was the logical result of this, providing the best healthy food, fresh and ready to eat, made to measure for your diet.


Natur Essence make innovative systems for the cultivation and processing of food products, with a focus on instantaneous electronic monitoring of pollutants in the cultivation environment.

The development of Natur Essence was based on an innovation and research project that assessed the know-how acquired in the industrialization of systems for the extraction of essential oils from fresh and/or dried plant species, applying the most advanced extraction systems.