Satellite Applications Catapult
The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created by Innovate UK to drive economic growth through the exploitation of space. We work with businesses of all sizes to realise their potential from space infrastructure and its applications. Based in Harwell, Oxfordshire, The Catapult was established in May 2013 as one of a network of centres to accelerate the take-up of emerging technologies and drive economic impact for the UK. We are a not-for-profit research organisation which is registered as a private company limited by guarantee and controlled by its Board. See sa.catapult.org.uk for more information.
Manufacturing Technology Centre
The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) is established to prove innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. The MTC houses some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, creating a high quality environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale. This provides a unique opportunity for manufacturers to develop new and innovative processes and technologies.
Expo Agrofuturo is the leading Business and Knowledge Platform for the Agro industry in Latin America.
It has become the most relevant business hub, providing significant value as the venue where supply and demand unite, and all sector ecosystems involving producers, livestock, farming product and service agencies converge. It is also a venue where productive chain stakeholders find strategic partners, distributors and representatives for their products.
B13 Technologies use technology to take your business further, break new ground, investigate challenging ideas and discover disruptive thinking.
CABI is a not-for-profit inter-governmental development and information organisation focusing primarily on agricultural and environmental issues in the developing world, and the creation, curation and dissemination of scientific knowledge.
Compañía Colombiana de Cacao (CCC)
We are an agrobusiness company dedicated to the production and integrated commercialization of fine dry bean cacao of Colombian origin.
The Colombian Cacao Company and its brand Umau Cacao was born with the objective of providing high quality Colombian cacao, with special varieties accompanied by added value elements that allow told stories that supports the value proposition from UMAU CACAO to the message that reaches the final consumer in the finished product, providing differentiation to small and medium chocolate producers due to the lack of supply in the market and its high competitiveness.
This is how our main commitment is social and environmental sustainability, which allows us to establish strategic differences with respect to the traditional business model of cacao production and marketing.
These differences will allow in accounts sensitive to the generation of value, the development of activities that leave a permanent mark on the communities of UMAU cacao territories and their environment.
Thereby we want to "Sow a better world" through the production and commercialization of fine cacao and origin, where the main strategy is "RESILENT Production for CONSCIOUS consumption", which is based on 4 main focuses of action: agricultural production, progress and social, environmental and commercial welfare.
We base our strategy on three pillars: production of fine and of origin cocoa, Integrated production and centralized post-harvest plant; CCC is committed to sustainable development, generating positive impact and social, economic and environmental balance.
Our operation is developed as follows: we have an administrative headquarters in the city of Medellín and a plantation called Hacienda Monteoscuro, in the department of Santander, municipality of Cimitarra, with 1550 Ha., of which we have 705 Ha. cacao planted. This year we are planning to plant about 150 more hectares to have a total of 855 Ha. of cacao. Hacienda Monteoscuro sustains its production in an agroforestry system that combines cacao trees, timber trees that provide shade, and the conservation of areas of native forest species. This system is strengthened with the establishment of 250 hectares of a forest monoculture.
The development of the plantation has been carried out with a social intervention in the communities of the area of influence, becoming the main source of employment for nine communities in the region. It is estimated to exceed 950 tons of dry cacao by 2021, supported by an infrastructure in accordance with the company's production process. We seek to position the CCC and its brand Umau Cacao as the main producer and marketer of fine and origin cocoa in the country.
In company´s commercial strategy we have a model that we call "Productive Territories", in which we have post-harvest centers where we process the cacao, purchased with the best guarantees from small producers. In addition, we seek to train them in best practices for the development of their plantations and that they can respond with homogeneity and traceability. The "Productive Territories" guarantee us special cocoas from different origins that enrich the portfolio and give the customer a variety of unique profiles and flavors.
Croper is a cloud based market/platform for buying agricultural inputs.
Federacion Nacional De Cacaoteros
FEDECACAO protects the interests of Colombian cocoa farmers contributing to their development, offering products and services for commercial, scientific, technological, social, environmental, cultural and rural extension, national and international levels, for strengthening the sub-cocoa sector.
Grupo Nutresa S. A. is the leading processed food company in Colombia and one of the most important players in the sector in Latin America. Founded in 1920, it currently has nearly 45.600 employees and operates through eight business units: Cold Cuts, Biscuits, Chocolates, Tresmontes Lucchetti, Coffee, Retail Food, Ice Cream and Pasta.
Netux Technology Group seeks to increase the efficiency of our clients' processes by implementing IoT systems to benefit health, the environment and the industry at the service of human prosperity.
We are the innovation and business centre of Medellin. We develop various programs and services to facilitate the economic development of the city towards intensive businesses in science, technology, and innovation, in an inclusive and sustainable way.
Weather Safe develop solutions to one of the greatest challenges facing humankind – leadership in data science, the next breakthrough area of agriculture. Including solutions to provide up to date data for field-level monitoring, yield forecasting, crop insights and support for daily and seasonal production decisions. Together, we will provide new time critical insights and help farmers & government with the decisions they make every season, generating new growth opportunities.