Singapore Food Bowl

Building a more resilient food system for the nation


A local industry effort to realise the Singapore Food Story and advance its 30x30 agenda through transformative technologies

GROW's Singapore Food Bowl programme aims to help regional agri-food tech startups fast track their growth trajectory and commercialise novel technologies specifically relevant to Singapore's food security agenda. 

Our bespoke, 12-week virtual accelerator allows for the local ecosystem to make a change together, by forming a cohort of local and regional startups to address the challenges and opportunities in food security and supply chain highlighted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. 


We are focused on startups working on technologies that can materially improve productivity in the areas aligned with Singapore's 30x30 food pillars, namely protein production and leafy greens. In addition we seek startups developing solutions for food waste and digital supply chains, which we feel are highly complementary to the food production side of Singapore’s vision of a more secure and sustainable food future.

Watch the 2020 Digital Demo Day recording on YouTube



Join a world-class accelerator, with access to GROW and AgFunder’s unrivalled network of almost 80,000 members and subscribers. 

Program highlights:

  • 12 weeks (mid-June to mid-September), 100% virtual delivery, COMPLIMENTARY for startups

  • Immersive sessions with a focus on customer validation, technical development, commercial fundamentals and fundraising practicals

  • Curated agri-food specific sessions with industry practitioners, thought leaders, academics & researchers, plus other startups

  • Structured coaching sessions by GROW's team of experts

  • Mentor support from the GROW Global Mentor Network, local food/agriculture companies and cross-industry partners including brand design, marketing, and investment 

  • Connections with end-users in Singapore including agri-food customers and corporates

  • Virtual demo day at conclusion of the program

  • Opportunity to secure future investment from AgFunder and our co-investment partners


Anticipated commitment:

While we expect consistent participation to get the most out of your program experience, we also realise that you have a startup to run. So we've structured the Singapore Food Bowl into bite-size sessions of 1 to 2 hours of coaching calls, up to 3 days per week, thus allowing you time to continue working on your startup (and life outside!) 


Product testing

& development


& mentorship






The realities of COVID-19 have shown us that the challenge for Singapore is no longer about producing 30% of our nutritional needs locally by 2030, but potentially 100% by tomorrow


Our inaugural cohort was selected from nearly 100 applications across more than 12 countries; with technologies and solutions focused on a broad range of categories across our identified Singapore Food Bowl categories including: urban farming, protein production, food waste, and supply chain optimization.

Click on any of the logos below to re-watch their pitch, learn more about the team, or get connected to them directly.



One-stop and easy-to-use robotic automation

Augmentus has developed the world's first full stack, code-free robotic automation platform that allows even non-technical operators to develop autonomous robotic systems.

The young company’s technology is being applied in the SG Food Bowl context to the world of urban farming and controlled environment agriculture, with its solution for automated harvest meeting demands for increased productivity and manpower constraints.


With multiple local and international partnerships already underway, Augmentus is quickly becoming the face of a new era in robotic automation.


Daryl Lim


Leong Yong Shin 


Chong Voon Foo 


"Initiatives such as the Singapore Food Bowl accelerator will be important in driving activity and interest in the agrifood tech ecosystem, as well as identifying novel innovations that can be applied to Singapore's landscape."

 - Enterprise Singapore


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