In the Agro Innovation Lab we constantly observe market developments and search for the latest innovative trends in the field of agriculture.
We believe that one of our roles is supporting the further development of companies and business models. Hence, our Acceleration Program provides the services and resources necessary for the speedy development of startups. We are looking for:
- teams who want to improve their business model or optimize their prototype by testing it together with our experts and/or on the market, and
- teams who already have a market-ready product and need support in the areas of know-how and networking so that they can professionally expand their business.
A further benefit for our participants is the close cooperation with business units of our parent companies. Digital Farming (by BayWa AG) and Farming Innovations (by RWA) are particularly worth mentioning. Both pursue the goal of offering and marketing innovative products, solutions and services for agriculture, either directly or through our partners on the market.
Our market access in Austria includes our partners, the Raiffeisen Lagerhaus cooperatives with more than 1,000 sales outlets and more than 120,000 cooperative members. BayWa has 17,000 employees worldwide, over 3,000 locations in 34 countries and over 290 subsidiaries.
We cooperate with the many subsidiaries of BayWa and RWA in Germany, Austria and across Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe. These include more than 30 sales and production locations. In the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. Amongst our cooperation partners are : Garant Tiernahrung GmbH, Bio-Getreide Austria GmbH and Genolgesellschaft m.b.H. & Co KG, the BayWa r.e. Renewable energy GmbH, based in Munich, BayWa Agrar International B.V., based in Rotterdam (NL), BayWa Agrarhandel GmbH, based in Nienburg, T & G Global Ltd. based in Auckland (NZ), TFC Holland B.V. based in Maasdijk (NL), and BayWa Obst GmbH & Co. KG based in Munich.