With our Venture Engine we create a portfolio of companies committed to create Tomorrow’s Taste. Together with industry leaders we select the best ventures worldwide and bring them forward. We invest and actively support the ventures to bring their solutions into market with a vast network of leading corporates.
Delivering tasty, healthy, accessible and sustainable food for all
Our focus areas
- Alternative proteins
- Sustainable packaging
- Resilient & transparent chains
- Food loss & waste
- Healthy & sustainable diets
Working closely together with leaders in foods
Our vision on Alternative Proteins
In a world demanding more sustainable and healthier options, founders have been working on groundbreaking solutions with the goal of delivering tasty, healthy, accessible and sustainable food for all. Curious to know more? Read about their strategy in our market insight report.
WE SUPPORT VENTURES WITH INVESTED CAPITAL AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
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- AnaBio Technologies
- Blue Planet Ecosystems
- De Krekerij
- Farmer Connect
- Hargol FoodTech
- Kumasi Drinks
- LOOP Mission
- Sophie’s Bionutrients
- Vertical Future
Improving health and performance through microencapsulation of sensitive functional ingredients
Development and commercialization of novel food, beverage, sports nutrition and pharma concepts.
Blue Planet Ecosystems
Protecting natural resources and the marine ecosystem
Sustainable aquaculture turning sunlight into seafood
The alternative food revolution
Cricket-based burgers, meatballs and sausage rolls – all loaded with protein, all delicious and all without insect legs.
Provide world food needs through aquaculture, along with affordable technology to reduce social and economic inequality.
Combining aquaculture intelligence with IoT to aid fish and shrimp farmers make informed decisions about their aquaculture ponds
Humanizing consumption through technology
Empowering farmers by connecting them to the supply chain with the Farmer ID app, get proof of their identity and income so they can get loans
Showcasing the efficacy of grasshoppers as a superior protein alternative
High-quality and sustainable Grasshopper Protein powders
Kumasi Drinks increases income for cocoa farmers by transforming cocoa waste into a range of delicious, 100% natural soft drinks.
Circular economy project by like-minded dreamers to put an end to food waste
Giving value back to rejected food by transforming it into awesome products
Creating a secure, simple, independent and compliant online B2B auction platform
Saltrex provides a secure, simple, independent and compliant online B2B auction platform for all parties with an interest in secondary or distressed commodities and cargoes.
Finding new efficient and clean raw materials to create healthy and sustainable solutions for the world
Creating biomaterials for the food industry from food ingredients, alternative and sustainable proteins and snacks, to sustainable packaging.
Helping farmers make the best possible milk
Measuring every critical indicator of dairy quality (fat, protein, somatic cell counts, progesterone) from every cow at every milking.
Using microalgae to unleash the limitless possibilities of nature, restore our planet and eliminate food allergies by creating plant-based, protein-rich alternatives to meat and seafood
Sustainable urban proteins to revolutionize alternative protein production with their technology to address food security and supply chain disruptions.
Reducing the impact of organic waste on the environment by converting it into versatile resources and implement a circular production process
An alternative solution to the current disposal of food waste, giving it new value.
Setting new standards of performance in the vertical farming world
Technologies, insights, and data to empower people to grow produce in a more sustainable way, closer to the point of consumption.
Plant-based cheese for dairy cheese lovers
For cheeselovers with a passion for the planet
Become a venture member
If you dare to go beyond known and make a long-lasting and significant impact in the food sector, join us on this journey and together we can transform food systems and deliver healthier solutions for our people and our planet.
EXPOSURE To 45+ industry leaders with a large workforce
access to funding opportunities via investments, subsidies and grants
active business development support and connections to realize collaborations
We decided to continue our growth path with Unknown Group because they are real venture builders. As entrepreneurs themselves with a track record of building great companies, we are confident that Unknown’s experience can slingshot us to more growth.
What to expect
Review by experts
Your application will be screened by the partners of Unknown Food to assess the fit
If you’re accepted you’ll receive a technology provider membership
New members will be introduced to the partners of Tomorrow’s Taste via our activities
Once you’re a member you can join activities, connect with all the partners and share your needs
FUELED BY GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM ACTIVITIES
We lead the domain with a global ecosystem of top ventures, industry leaders, investors and relevant stakeholders, with whom we continuously interact through partnerships and events.
WE FIND THE MOST PROMISING SOLUTIONS GLOBALLY
Get in the Ring provides a global podium to thousands of game changing solutions, while enabling us to set up networks in 110+ countries. Our dedicated scouting team, powered by our proprietary scouting software, ensures we have a finger on the pulse of innovations world over.
“In our strategy to support ventures within EIT Food to grow their company and scale internationally, setting up startup-corporate collaborations is crucial for us. Unknown Group showed their expertise by designing a high quality, scalable pilot program based on their 10+ years of experience.”
Management business creation, EIT Food
BECOME A PARTNER
Become our partner and take an active role into transforming the food world by doing business with founder-driven solutions.
Access to the newest developments, connect with promising ventures, and collaborate with other leading innovators in this domain.
Min. 3 years | Dedicated commitment
Lead the way to a healthier, and more sustainable future of foods. Become a leader of Tomorrow’s Taste and build a strategic hub together with us around your organization, including our dedicated offering.
Long-term | Customized
Become a partner in our investment activities. More information available as per request.