ALLTECH selects a number of companies each year to take part in its accelerator scheme, which is designed to offer a launch pad for businesses “disrupting” food and ag-tech.

Alltech mentors the startups, offers a business boot camp and links the companies with contacts in agriculture. Unlike many similar programmes, it does not automatically take equity in the businesses.

This year, three were working on projects in the poultry sector.

Folium Science

Removal of feed bacteria via CRISPR. Folium Science leads the way in bioscience technology for the healthy biotic era. Contact: Edward Fuchs (


Bringing real-time data from the end-to-end supply chain directly into business systems. Contact: Jason Cresswell (

Terra Nutritech

Adding precise feeding supplements to water systems on farms, reducing labour and improving returns. Contact: Padraig Hennessy (