Interconnections in the innovation environment enhance entrepreneurship, creativity and the development of joint solutions for Brazilian agribusiness.

    Check Embrapa's activities that promote development in the agricultural sector, through open innovation, business, or by strengthening startups. 

Innovation challenges and acceleration programs Innovation challenges and acceleration programs

  • AgNest

    Call inviting companies to become founders of AgNest - an innovation hub based on a farm lab concept, which aims to catalyze entrepreneurship combined with scientific knowledge. Access the call here (Content in Portuguese).

  • SoilsPlay

    Call for startups to propose games based on integrated production systems; ecosystem services; carbon market; soil conservation and reclamation, and consumer experience.
  • ILPF Conecta

    Call for startups to build solutions for Integrated Crop-Livestock-Forestry Systems (ICLF) in its different combinations. Organized by: Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture (Mapa), Embrapa, ICLFS Network, Famasul and Semagro.


  • InoveAqua

    Program that gathers several initiatives to foster innovation for development in Brazilian aquaculture.
  • InovaAvi

    First challenge for ideas in poultry farming to foster impacting innovation that becomes business and solutions for the poultry production chain.
  • AgroDigital TechStart

    Program created by Embrapa and Venture Hub ®, with support from Anprotec, to help startups, large companies and institutions accelerate business and technologies for agribusiness.
  • Pontes para Inovação

    [Bridges to Innovation] Partnership between Embrapa and partners to connect agritechs with investors, with the aim of allowing them to have access to funds to accelerate their businesses.
  • Ideas for Milk

    Dairy agribusiness startup challenge. It is led by Embrapa in partnership with the companies Agripoint, Kick Venture, Qranio and Carrusca Innovation.
  • InovaPork

    A challenge to foster innovation in the pork chain and attract ideas that can become businesses of impact for the production sector.
  • Open Innovation Soja

    Initiative for innovative entrepreneurs who work with technologies for the development of sustainable solutions for the soybean production system.
  • Avança Café

    Partnership between Embrapa Coffee, the Federal University of Lavras and the Federal University of Viçosa to offer avant-garde technological solutions that develop the competitiveness of Brazil's Coffees.
  • Ideas for Farm
    2020 Edition

    Challenge for entrepreneurs who want to aggregate solutions for sustainable agriculture in the areas of beekeeping, poultry farming and 'Sisteminha' production system on a regional or national scale.
  • Horta & Escola

    [Vegetable Patches & Schools] Competition for students of primary, secondary and technical education in Distrito Federal with the aim of fostering an entrepreneurial culture. It promotes the creation of innovative businesses and solutions with social and economic impact.
  • Pitch Deck AgTech
    2019 Edition

    Call for innovation-driven startups and entrepreneurs to present initiatives and proposals for technology development.

Lines of RD&I support and funding Lines of RD&I support and funding