Get in the Ring, QLIP and HighTechXL are looking for innovative solutions to innovate the way raw milk is tested. Solutions that have the potential to disrupt the current market on testing technologies, varying from ‘lab on a farm’, to robotics and new testing technologies, improving on centralized infrared milk testing. These solutions could support both dairy farmers, as well as the dairy industry, in their quest to deliver the best dairy products to the consumer.
QLIP is the biggest dairy lab in the world. It sets a benchmark for quality and innovation in the Netherlands, which in return is used as benchmark around the world. With a more than 75-year history, a strong focus on dairy quality and safety, global clients like Friesland Campina and Fonterra, millions of quality checks on a yearly basis, and €30M in annual revenue, QLIP has become a global player.
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Currently, most of the dairy testing is done by shipping samples to central milk testing labs, such as QLIP. The test is done by using infrared technology to measure data, after which it’s analyzed using the tools and knowhow at QLIP’s headquarters. Technological developments are making it possible to measure almost real-time at the farm itself, potentially using other forms of measuring methods (like sensors, magnetics, etc.) to collect relevant data that can be used to determine quality, composition, safety, authenticity and maybe even more. We are looking for these type of solutions for the dairy quality assurance, regardless of what industry they originate from, whether it’s food, medical, etc.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
have a working prototype or demonstrator;
be able to launch a finished product within the next 12 months.
The deadline for applications is Dec 16th, after which the selection process starts.
ANNOUNCEMENT SELECTED STARTUPS
The announcement of the selected startups to be invited for meetings will be done in the week of January 8th.
Selected startups will be invited to QLIP’s HQ on January 22nd, to talk business. The best startup(s) will be awarded with a pilot project.