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Startups Batch #2 (2023)

A total of 14 start-ups from all over Europe made it into our Batch#2 from almost 50 applications. Get to know them ...

ConstellR
ConstellR
Digitalization & Automation
constellr is a startup that has developed thermal infrared microsatellites for global land surface temperature (LST) monitoring. The startup provides daily sub-field LST imagery optimised for high precision agriculture, temperature-based crop health management, yield forecasting and sustainable resource management. The startup is currently exploring the possibility of expanding into forestry as an adjacent sector to their main focus in agriculture.
Lykaia
Lykaia
Ecosystem Service-Based Value Chains
Lykaia Nutrition is a German start-up focused on innovative foods to optimize personal performance and help people to be the best version of themselves. The company was founded in 2020 by Jana and Robin. Lykaia offers products made with functional mushrooms from Finland, whose cultivation helps to promote forest health.Jana studied bionics and drew inspiration for Lykaia from her fitness career and her intense involvement with nutrition. The company uses nature not only for its products but also as inspiration for design and loves the forest and all it has to offer.
Strong by Form
Strong by Form
New Materials & Circular Bioeconomy
Strong by Form is a technology company that develops sustainable technologies for the built environment. Woodflow, our first design-to-manufacturing technology, produces lightweight, sustainable timber-strand composites to replace concrete, steel, or aluminum in construction and mobility.
Regionalwert Leistungen
Regionalwert Leistungen GmbH
Ecosystem Service-Based Value Chains
Regionalwert Leistungen GmbH develops and distributes the digital measurement tool "Regionalwert Leistungsrechnung" for agriculture, which evaluates the sustainability and public welfare services provided by agricultural enterprises in Germany. The newly founded forestry department within Regionalwert Leistungen GmbH develops the measuring instrument "Regionalwert Leistungsrechnung" for forestry operations. The basic methodological principle is adopted, but the totality of the services to be evaluated is specified for forestry.
eco:fibr
eco:fibr
New Materials & Circular Bioeconomy
At eco:fibr, we have developed an environmentally friendly process to extract pulp from pineapple plants. This enables us to offer the paper industry a sustainable raw material alternative to pulp made from wood. In the future, we would like to produce the pulp in countries where pineapple is cultivated in order to solve the problem locally. In addition, we want to contribute to the sustainable use of the forest, as the resource wood is conserved.
nadar
Nadar
Carbon Sinks
Nadar is an earth observation company on a mission to bring more transparency into the protection of natural resources. We provide a monitoring and verification platform to assess forest carbon projects more accurately and transparently. Harnessing satellite imagery and artificial intelligence, Nadar's platform supports analysts and managers in discovering high quality nature-based solutions and helps protect nature on Earth.
seedalive
seedalive GmbH
Bio-Technological Solutions
seedalive developed a disruptive new technology to speed up seed quality control. By means of AI we analyse the results of a dynamic bioassay which takes just 4 hrs instead of several weeks (in forest plants). Our business model is based on a kit concept, enabling stakeholders to analyse the quality of their seeds on-site themselves.
WaldGold
WS Waldfrüchte und Saat GmbH
Ecosystem Service-Based Value Chains
The forest offers diverse resources for human nutrition and at the same time provides forest owners with additional income. Combined with forest seed harvesting, opportunities of digitalisation and the use of modern technology, these raw materials can be developed to today's quality standards and economically. Using the example of beech and other products from forest and wild harvesting, WS Walfrüchte und Saat GmbH shows with its own brand WALDGOLD that it is possible to bring sensory excellent, healthy and sustainable food in a modern design to the market.
Petiole
Petiole
Digitalization & Automation
Petiole democratizes access to accurate and mobile-first tools for horticulture and forestry. We have started with leaf area measurement but following the concept of super app, we are on the way to bring all required instruments in one place - our smartphone app Petiole Pro. Powered by Artificial Intelligence it has over 50 references in research papers and helps thousands of growers and plant researchers worldwide to get precise data about quality and quantity of their plants.
Yolanda.ai
Yolanda.ai
Digitalization & Automation
BugBit is a risk analysis platform for the prediction, early recognition, and alerting of barkbeetle outbreaks, connecting forest owners and regulatory services for more effective forest management. The product is designed as a web and mobile platform with a user-friendly task management & delegation system for forest managers. The aim is to optimize the forest management process for better transparency and efficiency.  
Complex Earth
Complex Earth
Digitalization & Automation
Complex Earth is a greentech startup that develops decision support SaaS for the implementation and management of regenerative nature-based solutions. Our mission is to close the knowledge gap for ecological regeneration and allow massive scaling of regenerative nature-based solutions (NBS) globally. Our technology achieves this with AI-derived decision support and digital twinning of complex ecological systems.
timber worXs
timber worXs
Digitalization & Automation
Raw timber trading made easy. Simple. Secure. Efficient. Digital.
timber worXs is the online platform where supply and demand come together to trade raw timber transparently and fairly.
Mission to Marsh
Mission to Marsh
Carbon Sinks
Smart Oasis aims to revolutionise Germany's ecosystems by creating new wetlands using Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI). By combining natural and technological solutions, negative impacts such as over-fertilisation and poisoned soils can be helped to regenerate Germany's soils while combating the climate crisis. The startup generates revenue through consulting and planning services for customised wetland construction projects, wetland maintenance and monitoring, and government grants and partnerships for sustainable agriculture initiatives.
timbtrack
Timbtrack
Digitalization & Automation
The Belgian startup helps forest owners with inventories and automates cubing and management tasks using a proprietary digital tree measurement device (TPM/EMC) and IoT-based forest management software. The startup is currently working on linking other technologies; satellite analysis (sanitary, carbon and tree inventories), especially through a European consortium. But also other means of on-the-ground data collection such as the electronic compass, timber ID traceability, native apps and more.

Startups Batch #1 (2022)

From more than 40 applications, 9 startups were selected for the "Future Forest Innovation Sprint", which have worked on their next milestones in our mentoring program. Get to know them...

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The monitoring service is the first product from WALDSTOLZ. Forest plots are continuously and comprehensively monitored with satellites and critical changes, e.g. caused by bark beetle infestation, are detected. In this case, forest owners receive a warning by e-mail and SMS and can intervene in a timely manner and keep the damage in the forest to a minimum.

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The iotec team consists of a wide variety of personalities who work together on the optimal solution. To do this, they combine the development of individual sensors with research into the latest technologies. iotec is convinced that the use of sensors improves decision-making for adaptive forest management.

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Xilva mobilises massive capital for the best climate solution - forest! Based in Switzerland, Xilva connects investors to sustainable forest projects and makes the process of investing fast, easy and cost-effective. With their evaluation method, they ensure the quality of the projects offered and enable the investors to measure the success of the projects during their course.

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Only transparent and verifiable climate measures are effective climate measures. For this reason, senken developed a marketplace for the new digital Voluntary Carbon Market. Senken allows companies and investors to easily and traceably invest in web3-based emission certificates originating from high-quality natural and technological carbon sinks.

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Perdix Creations develops interactive formats for a digital future. The team leverages the potential of innovative knowledge transfer in order to make a difference in the long term. The vision is to make the transformation processes of European forest ecosystems in connection with climate change the basis of ecologically motivated, sustainable themed tourism. At the same time, the local population should understand that forest change does not end with forest death - in order to improve public perception of the necessary transformation measures.

nature robots engl.

Nature Robots promotes regenerative and ecological agriculture through AI and robotics in harmony with nature and people by supporting multi-annual and diverse cultivation systems in their profitability through innovative software and hardware solutions.
Based on temporally and spatially high-resolution three-dimensional plant maps, assistance systems and autonomous robotic applications for natural, arbitrarily structured environments such as vegetable, fruit and wine growing or (agro)forestry are being developed. As a first application, the technology is used in the company's own agricultural robot Lero for bio-intensive vegetable cultivation, the so-called market garden.

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SilviBio Limited is a science-based company from Scotland, specialising in the development of novel products to improve crop yields in forestry and agriculture. The current catalog of seed coatings and soil supplements products help to maximize seed germination and seedling establishment. In this way, SilviBio wants to help foresters to achieve their planting goals and farmers to reduce their fertilizer use. For a meaningful and positive contribution to climate protection.

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carbonauten has developed an industrial system that immediately reduces emissions and costs. For this purpose, biomass residues are carbonized at decentralized locations worldwide and refined into high-quality and cheap NET-Materials® (Negative Emission Technology: 1 ton of biocarbon permanently stores up to 3.3 tons of CO2), which replace fossil-based plastics, agricultural chemicals and building materials. Attractive by-products of the production process are base load renewable energy and bio-oils as platform chemicals.

biodivers engl.

biodivers brings more biodiversity and environmental protection to fields and forests. They are building the first, freely available, nationwide platform that clearly shows farmers and foresters all available state and private environmental support measures, gives concrete application tips and shows the ecological added value.
This tool optimizes the planning of environmental measures from an economic, ecological and work management point of view. The EcoCredit system, which they are developing in close cooperation with scientists, makes environmental performance measurable and tradable.

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