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Our Family

Due to current COVID-19 pandemic, our family are all working remotely across the UK and Colombia. This photo was taken the last time we were all together in November 2019 and we hope to be able to update it soon!

Scroll down to find out more about the supply chain, technology, innovation, policy and research organisations who make up the vibrant ecosystem of specialists creating and developing the COLCO project.

Who is working on COLCO?

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

Agrofuturo

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. Learn more

B13 Technology

B13 Technologies use technology to take your business further, break new ground, investigate challenging ideas and discover disruptive thinking. Learn more

CABI

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

Croper

Croper works as a marketplace to help small agricultural producers optimize their buying process. It comprises of a search system for the best supplier with reverse auctions and provides administration and traceability of the purchasing process, where you can have a budget, the basic information of your farm, the prediction of harvests and the photos, from which at the end you print a QR, and what can start as a purchase process can end as a sales tool.

When a producer comes to the platform to buy a fertilizer, he not only quotes with a seller, but also with those who have similar fertilizers and give their offers. Like on eBay: you can choose price, quality, place online. Learn more

Dextera

Dextera are professionals with more than thirty years of experience in the technology sector, and throughout this time have participated in very important projects, from their conceptualization to their implementation into production, as well as in the customization and implementation of packages. Learn more

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. Learn more

Grupo Nutresa

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. Learn more

Grupo Netux

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.

Ruta N Medellín

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. Learn more

Weather Safe

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. Learn more

How can I be involved?

COLCO is currently in its second phase of funding and is looking to secure future support and funding to help the project deliver a self-sustaining innovation ecosystem which is essential to meeting the COLCO vision: ‘Colombia’s cacao sector is the global leader in the sustainable production of fine quality cacao, is recognised as being at the forefront of technology adoption and social innovation underpinned by COLCO, and delivers growth, equality and prosperity to all smallholder farmers’.

Organisations interested in becoming a part of the COLCO journey can express interest to join the COLCO ecosystem for future phases to aid in the delivery of our vision. Please contact info@colco.org.uk to receive further information.

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