Mayor Martínez-Almeida officially opened Madrid Food Innovation Hub startup incubator

The Madrid Food Innovation Hub startup incubator has been launched with the goal of promoting disruptive technologies in food and revolutionizing the global food industry. It is located in the Villaverde district and has the aim of becoming a reference center in Europe.

Mayor of Madrid José Luis Martínez-Almeida and the deputy mayor Begoña Villacís were both present at the opening ceremony. They stressed this is one of the largest ecosystems of innovation and entrepreneurship in technology for the agri-food chain in Europe.

Madrid Food Innovation Hub aims to revolutionize the global food industry with several incubation and acceleration programs and another training program in the different areas of the agri-food chain. The hub innovation has a space for coworking and a kitchen-laboratory of more than 300 square meters equipped with everything necessary to do concept tests, prototype evaluation and project development. The Madrid Food Innovation Hub activities, which include incubation programs, training and workshops with the district, will be totally free for participants, reports Market Research Telecast.

Mayor of Madrid José Luis Martínez-Almeida stressed: “This new center is a clear example of how Madrid is capable of reinventing itself, since here we were able to improvise the place from which thousands of meals for vulnerable people came out and a few months later, this is the place where the will of the city of Madrid to win the future through innovation, talent and entrepreneurship is reflected”.

Deputy mayor Villacís said: “We have the challenge of seeing how we are going to feed future generations and for this it is especially important that the Madrid City Council has thought about the need to create a council that is 100% focused on innovation , something that is beginning to be noticed with projects like this, thinking, helping, creating, promoting and incubating companies that are going to dedicate themselves to thinking about how we are going to feed ourselves in the future.”

 

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