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2023 Happenings...

A Year of Impactful Initiatives


2023 was a transformative year for our impact initiatives, marked by significant strides in sustainability, innovation, and inclusivity. Through collaborative efforts with industry leaders and forward-thinking organizations, we partnered and collaborated with key organizations to bring transformative change and impact to all Agrifoodtech startups within our Impact Ventures Network. Our commitment to empowering changemakers in agrifoodtech was unwavering, ensuring they had the support and resources needed to thrive. As we look back, we're proud of the progress made and are energized to continue driving meaningful change in 2024 and beyond.

The #WorldSoilDay 2023 aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, increasing soil awareness, and encouraging societies to improve soil health. Soil nutrient loss is a major soil degradation process threatening nutrition and is recognized as being among the most important problems at a global level for food security and sustainability all around the globe.

Embracing Innovation, Nourishing Tomorrow

Goes beyond just feeding the world; nourishing societies, economies, and the environment in a way that ensures a prosperous future for generations to come.

🌟 The Future Food-AgTech Festival 2023 at 1 Utama Shopping Centre over five impactful days from 8-12 November was a massive success! 🎉🍾🎊🥳

✨With 48 visionary change makers and food innovators, 68 feststalls, and the incredible support of 30 dedicated student volunteers from Taylor's University, School of Food Studies & Gastronomy and School of Media & Comm, we made a real impact! 🔥🌟

#FFF2023 is a non-profit community initiative proudly organised by Impact Circle MY, in collaboration with Innovate360 and supported by Bioeconomy CorporationCULT CREATIVEFood & Drinks Malaysia by SIAL NetworkThought For FoodAgrobank, MalaysiaTaylor's University and AEON CO. (M) BHD.

✨Under the theme '#GoodFood4All,' our Marketplace was a hub of innovation, bringing together food and agriculture innovators and change makers to showcase transformative food and agricultural solutions focused on #Children's health, #AlternativeProteins#Agrifoodtech#Artisanal & #Innovative Foods.

✨In a world grappling with food security, FFF2023 addressed key areas:
1️⃣ Food tech innovations for safer & delightful products
2️⃣ Tackling climate impact from current food production
3️⃣ Promoting nutritious, ethically produced food for evolving lifestyles.

❤️A big hearty thanks to all participated and involved in making this festival a game-changer! 🙌

Farm Fresh BerhadULTIMEAT . , Entomal BiotechRipe Fresh Pte LtdTealiveEartheoriesMAEKO MalaysiaKapitani, Well B, Back2Nature, SNACKISS, Green Bugs Farm, Haroct, Rice IncVive Culture, Agroz Group, PS Food, Nattome, Uni Nature, -12 Degree, Hanya, ECOMINIM, Mamoru, Eesoy, Baron & Co, Oatlife, NANKA, Pinxin VeganPHUTURE® FoodsQarbotechBraintree TechnologiesHaruPlateBioalpha International Sdn Bhd, Deja Vuu, In The Pink, Plantenesis, Wild Kombucha, My Kefir World, Grusonne, Graze Market, Ayomayo, Claire Organic, Lactomomma, Wonderful Pineapple, Vicked Good, Antares Ventures, Natural Fresh, Nims.

🥬 #GoodFood4All #Sustainability #FutureofFood"


31 October - 2 November 2023 @ Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore

Agri-Food Tech Expo Asia is a partner event of the annual Singapore International Agri-Food Week (SIAW). SIAW aims to gather world’s leading players and stakeholders from the global agri-food industry to share best practices, showcase the latest technologies, to tap business opportunities, and to collaborate towards greater security and sustainability in Asia’s Agri-Food system.

✨ 🤩 We are excited to introduce the "Agrifoodtech Change Makers" Pavilion, powered by Impact Circle MY and Innovate360, in collaboration with Space F Program at the upcoming prestigious Agri-Food Tech Expo Asia.

📆 Date: October 31 - November 2, 2023
⏲ Time : 10:00am - 5:30pm
📍Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore (Halls A and B)

✨ Get ready to be amazed by 40 exhibition booths each showcasing the brilliance of 35 change makers 🌟 from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Korea and Indonesia who are pioneering advancements in food innovation, technology, sustainability, and the future of food! 💫 🚀 🌿

Nusantics - Nusantara Genetics, Natural Trace, EASYRICE Digital Technology , Heavenly Nest, BIRTH 2022 Co., Ltd., SEADLING, Zima Sensors Pte. Ltd., Eartheories, Plant Origin, UniFAHS, Urban Greens Hydroponic Systems Inc., The Kawa Project, Mycovation, ImpacFat, TeOra, MUU, TRUMPKIN, MOA foodtech, Futura Ingredients, IXON Food Technology, Pensées Inc., Morus Inc., Infoboss Inc., joinandjoin, ROBO ARETE, Sherpa Space, SicPama, WEMEET, Deeplant, HUENIC, HydroRegen, The BerrySpot, AVENATUR, SENTO BIOTECH, Ripe Fresh Pte Ltd, ULTIMEAT.


✨On 7 November 2023, I watched the top 15 finalists of Khazanah Impact Innovation Challenge (KIIC2023) pitching for their innovative solutions under the theme "Tackling Climate Challenge for Malaysia Food Security." ✨

✨Each finalist presented remarkable solutions, representing impactful Malaysian businesses striving for potential equity investments and/or debt funding from Khazanah Nasional Berhad’s Dana Impak and its funding partners. They were amazing in delivering innovative solutions to the #climatechange challenges affecting #foodsecurity in Malaysia. KIIC 2023’s panel of judges selected 3 winners who demonstrated the most innovative and unique solutions, backed by measurable impact and sustainable business models, all relevant to Malaysia.

🌟I take immense pride in the 10 change makers from our Impact Ventures Network. It's truly heartening to witness the remarkable success of these grand prize winners - Braintree TechnologiesULTIMEAT . and Kapitani . Each of them was awarded grants of up to RM500,000 to bring their business plans to life.

Additionally, Cell AgriTechEntomal Biotech, Agridata, KAIROS AGRICULTUREPHUTURE® FoodsQarbotech and Haroct also emerged as winners in this challenge.

🤩Big congratulations to all winners. You are all truly amazing!!! 👍🏻🌟💪🏻

Arif MakhdzirEdwin LeeM Nazrul Hazeri NazirmuddinJason Ng Chin AikVic WK PuiYanni Xinyan ChingThomas PuiMatthew Johnny KulaiEzra Tan, Jack Yap, Chor Chee Hoe,Dr. Suraya Abdul Rashid, CEngDYLAN LEE CHEE HOW.

✨We are truly honored and humbled by Khazanah MD Dato Amirul Feisal's mention in his closing speech, acknowledging Impact Circle MY as the key ecosystem builder in the nascent AgriFoodTech space in Malaysia.🥰

#KIIC2023 #Innovation #FoodSecurity #climatechangesolutions


FHA-Food & Beverage is ASEAN’s most international food & drinks trade event that brings together the global food and hospitality community, attracting 43,000 attendees from 100 countries/regions. FHA-Food & Beverage is an annual event held every April. It focuses on the dynamic food and beverage sector, bringing together a diverse array of global suppliers and key buyers from Asia and beyond. This event is a hub for exploring the latest trends, innovations, and high-quality products in the F&B industry.


31 May 2023 @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SCxSC GROW Event #FinTech #scxsc2023

GROW is a new initiative under SCxSC to spur growth in the underserved sectors / segments with growth opportunities in Malaysia with growth opportunities through alternative financing.


The SCxSC GROW Event will be targeted to the agriculture sector, raising awareness on AgTech trends and encourage discussions on emerging technology-driven financial innovations and solutions in the agriculture sector.

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22-24 June 2023 @ Bangkok, Thailand

The biggest innovation expo and startup network in Thailand.

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In collaboration with

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4-6 July 2023 @ MITEC Kuala Lumpur

This new launch by SIAL explores opportunities in the food & beverage sectors, Seafood & Fishery, Halal Foods and Food Technology with a special feature in Spice & Condiments as well as Alternative Proteins. The trade platform offers a unique experience to meet, establish new business networks with related businesses and services and learn through customised knowledge-based sessions on topics relating to the industry.

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At 'The Future of Food & Agriculture' pavilion held at the Food & Drinks Malaysia by SIAL, 20 exceptional individuals were presented with the esteemed Food Systems Impact Change Makers 20 under 40 awards on 4 July 2023. 🌟✨These individuals have been recognized for their outstanding leadership, innovation, unwavering commitment to sustainability, resilience, and social impact in shaping the future of food systems. Their visionary contributions have made a significant difference in addressing key challenges within the agrifood industry. 👏🌱🌍

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🌈Impact Circle MY has entered into a collaboration agreement on 16 February 2023 with Singapore Innovate 360 and Japan Sustainable Food Asia Co., Ltd. to bridge greater scale in investments, cross-border partnerships and impact building for Malaysian AgriFoodTech entrepreneurs in Japan, Singapore and greater Southeast Asia.

Sustainable Food Camp | 16-17 February 2023 | RekaScape Cyberjaya | Malaysia

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