Microsoft and Danone join forces for AI at the service of responsible agrifood

AI Factory For AgriFood is the third class of the Microsoft AI Factory, after AI Factory for Green Energy and AI Factory for Health! The start-ups will be jointly supported by Microsoft and Danone, and will benefit from a 3-month acceleration period.

Microsoft AI Factory for Agrifood Danone

Created in partnership with the Inria laboratory, and at the opening of Station F, the AI ??Factory brings together a community dedicated to the development of innovative solutions based on Artificial Intelligence. Start-ups supported in this way benefit from Microsoft’s unique approach based on a true partnership, in technical, marketing and business aspects alike.

The AI ??Factory is structured around 5 major economic and societal challenges: health, environment / energy, transportation, financial services and agrifood. To select and support these start-ups over a 3-month acceleration period, Microsoft joins forces with partners and major players in the economy, who each bring their experience and expertise in their chosen sectors.

The AI ??Factory For AgriFood start-ups will benefit from our “One Planet, One Health” vision, which links human health and the planet's across our entire value chain. They will also benefit from access to real cases under demanding conditions of quality and performance. Microsoft will provide personalized support through its technological skills and the services of the Azure platform as well as its sales network.

First step for start-ups: apply!

To do this, go here to submit a file - the submission of applications is open from January 6 to February 6.

The conditions to apply?

  • Having developed and already marketed a solution dedicated to agrifood, based on an artificial intelligence technology intended for professionals in the food industry.
  • Having already raised funds.

The announcement of the 6 selected start-ups will be formalized on March 5.