• Where Food & FoodTech startups & established food organisations come together

    Milan's first Food & FoodTech
    Innovation Hub

  • About

    Hosted in the heart of Milan in the vibrant Isola area, The Food & Food Tech Innovation Hub is Italy's first shared workspace dedicated to AgriFoodTech innovation. Powered by Forward Fooding in partnership with Talent Garden, the Milan Hub is the ideal destination for startups and scaleups looking to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and the go-to-place where collaborations between established organisations and startup companies spark.


    We provide the ideal environment and structure for:

    • FoodTech entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by tapping into the right working environment, community and opportunities
    • Corporates executives and investors to engage and collaborate with leading food and foodtech entrepreneurs
    • Creating and fostering Milan's first Food Tech community by bringing together the 'foodies' and the 'techies'

  • What's in the Hub?

    The ideal space to connect like-minded food innovators and take part in Milan's first FoodTech community

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    Shared workspace

    Shared workspace and private offices for selected resident companies, on top of an equity-free support program delivered by Forward Fooding aiming at creating synergies and connections with relevant stakeholders of the global AgriFoodTech startup ecosystem.

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    FoodTech Meetups

    Quarterly FoodTech meetups on specific topics for entrepreneurs, investors and F&B corporate executives to network, connect & engage.

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    Corporate Innovation Programs

    On top of visibility across Forward Fooding and Talent Garden’s global network and access to a local dealflow of startups, F&B corporates have the opportunity to leverage Forward Fooding consultancy & data services to get a better understanding of the Global AgriFoodTech startup landscape to refine their innovation agenda & strategy.

  • Benefits

    Why taking part in the Hub?

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    For startups

    Join the largest FoodTech Community in Europe

    • Access to coworking space and a vibrant community of entrepreneurs across the AgriFoodTech sector and beyond
    • Bimonthly 1o1 meetings with the Forward Fooding team to support you with tackling your most pressing challenges and priorities, and enable connections across our global network of AgriFoodTech experts to create synergies
    • Enhanced visibility across our Forward Fooding and Talent Garden’s global network of investors & corporate executives 
    • Inspiration and engagement opportunities with Hub resident companies, corporate sponsors and all Talent Garden community members
    • Access to Talent Garden European network: 18 Campuses in 8 European Countries with dedicated community management teams, networking events, workshops and community activities
    • Discounts and benefits, including discounts for Talent Garden Innovation School masters
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    For corporates

    Bolster your innovation agenda by working hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs

    • Position your company as an official partner of Milan FoodTech Innovation Hub and enhanced visibility across our global network of AgriFoodTech startups & scaleups, and as ‘key supporter’ of the local Ecosystem
    • Access to Forward Fooding consulting services to gather trends & insights  about the global AgriFoodTech sector, in order to refine your innovation agenda, via dedicated landscaping sessions and scouting services
    • Push thought leadership to the Forward Fooding and Talent Garden ’s network and their partners
    • Access to our FoodTech Data Navigator global database of 7,000+ AgriFoodTech startups & scaleups
    • Access to office space and ability to take residency within the hubs
    • Inspiration and engagement opportunities with Hub resident companies, other corporate sponsors and all Talent Garden community members
  • Startup resident members

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    In Cosaporto you can find the best stores in town, for the perfect gift, in your home or whoever you want.



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    It is an on-demand courier service that purchases, picks up, and delivers products ordered through its mobile app.

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    xFarm Technologies is a tech company focused on the digitisation of the agri-food sector.


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    Meracinque produces Micro-Natural Carnaroli rice using smart agricultural principles, helping propel it into a future of sustainable agriculture.


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    Phenix act against waste by proposing efficient, human and digital solutions that benefit everyone.


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    Myfoody gives a new economic, environmental and social value to near-expiration and imperfect products.


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    Babaco offers fruit and vegetables in season with original shapes directly to your home.

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    Orapesce offers fresh fish from our seas directly to your home. Buy online and receive at home.


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    Mulan Group was born from the desire to transmit the love for ethnic cuisine.


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    More to be announced soon...

  • Our community members

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    Spireat is an innovative startup that aims to give practical solutions to the world of agriculture.


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    Buoono adopts a regenerative business model by upcycling urban and agrifood organic waste as a substrate for Controlled Environment Agriculture


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    Protein Italy

    Protein Italy develops future protein and oil, for pet food and aquaculture, from insects.


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    More to be announced soon...

  • Corporate resident members

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    More to be announced soon

  • About Forward Fooding

    Forward Fooding is the world's first collaborative platform for the food and beverage industry. We run an international network of entrepreneurs powered by entrepreneurs that connects corporate executives with the right innovators in order to enable meaningful collaborations that deliver real business outcomes for both parties.

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    Visit www.forwardfooding.com to learn more
  • About Talent Garden

    Talent Garden offers modern flexible workspaces, digital skills training with our Innovation School, and hundreds of events every year. Talent Garden also provides its members with access to an international network of tech professionals across Europe in 23 campuses with one unique membership.

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    Visit talentgarden.org to learn more
  • Ecosystem & partners

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  • Contact Us

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