TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 19, 2022–
ICL ( NYSE: ICL) (TASE: ICL ), a leading global specialty minerals company, today announced it has partnered with startup accelerator StartLife in its quest to invest in startups focused on new ways to address global challenges in food and agricultural production. These challenges range from increasing yields and tackling food insecurity, to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Both organizations are fully geared toward accelerating the business development and growth of early-stage startups, and this partnership enables them to advance in their shared mission.
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Joining forces to accelerate agrifoodtech startups, Laura Thissen, StartLife Operations Director (left) and Hadar Sutovsky ICL VP External Innovation (right). (Photo: Guy Ackermans)
Headquartered in Israel, ICL Planet Startup Hub serves as the vehicle ICL uses to cultivate, nurture and accelerate innovation in the AgriFood tech ecosystem, through open innovation and collaboration on a global basis. Potential targets also include novel ways to recycle minerals, extract them from waste streams and convert them to fertilizers or to develop innovative functional proteins for clean label applications, among others.