The OCP Innovation Challenge is seeking submissions from early-stage AgTech companies developing new technologies to collect, analyze and act on farm data solutions. Submissions can include hardware or software; they can leverage technologies like sensors, artificial intelligence, internet of things, predictive analytics, and more!
OCP and Larta Institute will jointly assess and select 5-7 finalists who will participate in a 3-month intensive program which will include custom industry mentorship, bi-weekly commercialization webinars led by top leaders in the Agribusiness and AgTech fields, on-going developmental feedback, and participation in a prestigious Demo Day to be held in San Francisco, CA in May 2020.
11 November 2019Submissions open
December 2019 (Exact Date TBD)Prospective Participant Informational Webinar
03 January 2020Submissions close
03 February 2020Finalists announced
February - April 2020Program runs
May 2020 (Exact Date TBD)San Francisco Demo Day
Our Mission:New technologies, societal demands, and global regulations are converging to drive the agricultural industry toward using more data –real-time and sub-farm level –for smarter decision-making. Farmers, large and small, are also building innovative data collection and analysis capabilities and leverage the latest data technologies to enable precision agriculture. This is especially true for soil and plant diagnostics to improve product and quantity decisions, plant nutrient delivery, and farm productivity and yield. OCP Group seeks to access data generated at the farm level, to help inform the development of soil fertility products and services.
About Larta:Larta Institute has over 25 years of experience in transforming ideas into market-ready solutions through their award-winning commercialization accelerator programs, backed by federal agencies like USDA, NIH, DOE, and NSF. Larta has helped over 10,000 companies grow and raise over $4 billion in third-party funds. Larta alumni have recently been acquired by Google, Bayer, John Deere, Tesla, and many more Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.
In 2008, Larta founded the Ag Innovation Showcase, the largest investment and partnering conference in the ag space whose companies have raised over $1.7 billion in funding.
About OCP:OCP Group is proud to contribute to feeding the expanding world population by providing it with elements that are essential for soil fertility and plant growth. With almost a century of expertise, OCP Group is one of the world leaders in the market of phosphate and its derivatives. The Group offers an extensive range of products to enrich soils and increase agricultural yields in a sustainable way. Based in Morocco, OCP Group works in close partnership with over 160 clients across the five continents.
Please direct any questions to Bandhana Katoch, Larta’s Director of Agriculture Practice: firstname.lastname@example.org