Tomorrow’s taste

Delivering tasty, healthy, accessible and sustainable food for all

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.

Our focus areas

  • Alternative proteins
  • Digitalization
  • 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.


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  • AnaBio Technologies

  • Blue Planet Ecosystems

  • De Krekerij

  • eFishery

  • Farmer Connect

  • Hargol FoodTech

  • Kumasi Drinks

  • LOOP Mission

  • Saltrex

  • Sibo

  • SomaDetect

  • Sophie’s Bionutrients

  • TicInsect

  • Vertical Future

  • Willicroft

AnaBio Technologies

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

De Krekerij

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

Farmer Connect

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

Hargol FoodTech

Showcasing the efficacy of grasshoppers as a superior protein alternative

High-quality and sustainable Grasshopper Protein powders

Kumasi Drinks

Kumasi Drinks

Kumasi Drinks increases income for cocoa farmers by transforming cocoa waste into a range of delicious, 100% natural soft drinks.

LOOP Mission

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.

Sophie’s Bionutrients

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.

Vertical Future

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.

Sander Peltenburg
Founder Burgfoods

What to expect

Step 1

Review by experts

Your application will be screened by the partners of Unknown Food to assess the fit

Step 2


If you’re accepted you’ll receive a technology provider membership

Step 3


New members will be introduced to the partners of Tomorrow’s Taste via our activities

Step 4

Realize collaborations

Once you’re a member you can join activities, connect with all the partners and share your needs


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.


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.”

Benoit Buntinx
Management business creation, EIT Food


Become our partner and take an active role into transforming the food world by doing business with founder-driven solutions.

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Annual Fee

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.