Food Tech Garage

WorldFood Istanbul is hosting renowned food startups and bringing the newest products and technologies together with the food ecosystem.
 
Having served as a gathering point for food and beverage manufacturers and leading purchasers of Turkey for 28 years, WorldFood Istanbul is enhanced by activities linking creative and investing minds in addition to providing opportunities for the exhibition and monitoring of the newest products and services in the region.
This year at WorldFood Istanbul, which covers everything regarding production, supply, consumption and marketing at its conference stage and show kitchen by providing a 360° food experience with its expansive event program, we have a new area called FOOD TECH GARAGE.

Meet with Renowned Food Startups!
In the last 15-20 years, entrepreneurial perspective and big data-based studies have radically changed the way of doing business in various industries. In the pandemic process, digitalization, new technologies, sustainability and reliable foods have become more important than ever. In this new era where we need innovation and creative ideas the most, we bring entrepreneurs together with the industry to provide information, inspiration and new business opportunities at Food Tech Garage.
 
Meet with Renowned Food Startups!
In the last 15-20 years, entrepreneurial perspective and big data-based studies have radically changed the way of doing business in various industries. In the pandemic process, digitalization, new technologies, sustainability and reliable foods have become more important than ever. In this new era where we need innovation and creative ideas the most, we bring entrepreneurs together with the industry to provide information, inspiration and new business opportunities at Food Tech Garage
Fazla Gıda
Supported by UNDP to reach SDGs, Fazla Gıda offers holistic and digital solutions to food surpluses in line with the Food Recovery Hierarchy and matches them with the right partner who offers the highest financial, environmental and social value. Placing technology at the heart of a crucial issue as food waste the platform delivers holistic solutions to any type of surplus food, that is eligible for human consumption, animal feeding, recycling. Futhermore, the platform provides a data analytics dashboard to reduce waste at the source. With the help of the technology and network that is created, the aim is to reduce partners' food waste-related carbon emission by 50% and to reach the zero-landfill goal.

HyggeFood Company
Emerging with the idea of being alternatives to animal products, the next-generation smart foods are being prioritized by many consumers. The foods that need to be produced for the people to meet their nutritional needs must be as healthy as they are sustainable. Hyggefood Company draws attention as the first Turkish initiative in Turkey to produce vegetable, sustainable and nutritional next-generation foods in order to meet this deficit. It combines the contents of thousands of special plants and seeds growing on Turkish soil with food technology and produces next-generation foods. Hyggefisk, the next-generation caviar produced with vegetable micronutrients, is the first product by Hyggefood Company and contains 13 vitamins, 9 minerals, L-Carnitine and Coenzyme Q10.

Lykta Greenbox
Even though the increasingly-polluted nature and the ever-increasing population and urbanization make us think that our lives will be confined to bubbles, it is now possible to make these bubbles more viable. The Aeroponic Indoor Plant Growing Modules developed by Lykta Greenbox enable growing organic vegetables and fruits in environments and mega-cities that do not have arable land, do not get enough sunlight and have insufficient water. Lykta Greenbox consists of products in three different sizes and designs for homes and offices: “Lykta Hemma-wall”, “Lykta Hemma-table” and “Lykta-Desktop”. Providing solutions for the homes and offices of the future, the initiative’s team also cooperates with innovative architecture firms for buildings with smart gardens.

Nanomik
Founded by Buse Berber Örçen and Arda Örçen, Nanomik Biotechnology develops natural preservatives that boost the shelf life of agriculture and food products. Making herbal and microorganism-derived molecules as effective as chemical preservatives with its patented microencapsulation technology, Nanomik Biotechnology offers natural solutions to the manufacturer in various production and application stages from the farm to the table. With separate products for agriculture and HoReCa sectors, the company also developed a product called Biomik for personal use during the quarantine. Biomik is currently available online and emerges as the first and only product for washing fruits and vegetables.

The Snack Haus
The Snack Haus produces 100% natural, healthy and additive-free snacks. By selling retail products under The Snack Haus brand and wholesale & special-production products under the Haus Freeze Dry brand, it maintains the color, volume, smell and taste of fresh food in every product. Plus, its products have a shelf life of 30 years at the same nutritional values as fresh food, and stay crispy without any need for frying. These product contents are achieved by removing 98% of their water. This enables a long shelf life and preserves all vitamin and mineral values in food content, unlike conventional drying methods.

Vahaa
As the world’s population increases and agricultural lands start shrinking due to climate change, Vahaa’s vision is to bring agriculture to the city and feed the people of tomorrow with sustainable and clean production. Vahaa is a smart agriculture initiative that aims to carry out worldwide production 365 days a year with its vertical farming solutions, regardless of the climate. Air-conditioned modular units that combine hydroponic cultivation and the IoT technology can be managed via mobile apps and allow the on-site production of products such as lettuce, arugula, strawberries and tomatoes thanks to their portable nature. In line with the customer’s request, Vahaa can place vertical farming units in locations such as idle areas, restaurants, hotels, stores and shopping malls in any desired volume.

Food Tech Garage will be organized in accordance with global standards and precautionary measures, taking into account hygiene, health and safety principles. The health and safety of all our exhibitors, attendees, employees and stakeholders have always been our top priority. The organizer reserves the right to make changes in the program in case of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 disease experienced globally and changes in the decisions of the Ministry and TOBB.