16 Finalists Selected for Sustainability and Innovation Awards at ftalks

KMZERO, a Valencia-based food innovation hub, has announced the finalists for the ftalks Startup Awards 2024. Company founders will pitch at ftalks Valencia on June 19 and compete in the categories of Sustainability and Innovation. Three of the sixteen startups are from Latin America.

The winners in each category will receive support from KMZERO Venturing, including access to investors and corporates, opportunities to attend key events, and visibility in Fooduristic Bites and other media outlets. Each winning startup will also receive a monetary prize of €5,000, courtesy of partners Solulim Higiene Alimentaria and Vicky Foods.

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The 16 finalists are mainly based in Spain, with a few companies from other parts of Europe, Israel and Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Mexico):

Latin America

ftalks is the annual international meeting organized by KMZERO that brings together leaders in food innovation to address the challenges and opportunities in the sector. Despite the fact that the event has its own Latin American edition in Mexico City each year, this Valencia edition includes 3 Latin American startups in the finalists list:

  • Ainwater – Optimizes industrial and municipal water treatment plants using digital twins.
  • Innomy – Develops solutions for the food industry such as meat analogues or functional flours, using sustainable biotechnological processes based on fungal mycelia.
  • Kigüi – Reduces food waste by connecting food suppliers with consumers interested in purchasing products at attractive prices before they expire.

For more information and to attend the event, please visit ftalks.


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