About Feed 9 Billion, Asia’s Open Innovation Platform

Feed 9 Billion (Feed9B) was founded in 2018 by a group of four organisations. Its focus is on creating awareness and encouraging individuals and companies to think about creating solutions through innovation in the food space, with the goal of feeding 9.8 billion people by 2050. Feed9B provides a platform for individuals as well as private and public organisations in the food ecosystem to collaborate and find solutions. Feed9B conducts the Food Entrepreneurship, Exploration & Design (FEED) Camp, an ideation bootcamp that is held in November. It brings together aspiring entrepreneurs, food innovators, scientists and representatives from food-centric organisations to brainstorm for innovative solutions that could disrupt the industry in the areas of food science and production, agritech, food delivery, grocery shopping, and food waste management.

Collaboration, Innovation, and Sustainabilty in the areas below

Individual Health
Waste Management
Food Delivery

The Founding Partners

FocusTech Ventures (FTV) is a Singapore-based private investment firm with deep roots in precision engineering. The company is led by entrepreneurs with over 30 years of manufacturing experience and previous ventures that generated $300M in equity value, employing over 3000 employees across Southeast Asia & China. FTV is an Accredited Mentor Partner under Enterprise Singapore’s Startup SG Founder scheme and one of National Research Foundation’s Central Gap Fund Technical Advisors.

Innovate 360 Incubator is Singapore’s 1st food incubator with manufacturing facilities. It is an APEC recognized incubator and accredited mentor partner supported by Enterprise Singapore. Its goal is in helping startup companies push beyond the boundaries to innovate and create a sustainable food solution for the world. Powered by a 72 year old food business, it is able to leverage on its distribution networks and experience in manufacturing, trading and logistics.

Platform E is more than an entrepreneurship programme, or an incubator or accelerator. It is Singapore’s most comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystem that grows both the idea and the entrepreneur to produce resilient entrepreneurial leaders with viable business plans. Its unique entrepreneurship programmes combine rigorous knowledge with practicum taught and facilitated by practising entrepreneurs and investors.

Established in 1990, TP is one of the leading institutions of higher learning in Singapore. Currently it offers 37 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences and informatics & IT. It also offers over 30 part-time courses, up to the advanced diploma level. TP students undergo a holistic learning system that combines hands-on experience, character education and relevant life skills, in an enriching learning environment.

Representing the commitment to create opportunities for food innovations are: (left to right) Mr Wong Kee Meng, Former Chairman of Feed 9 Billion; Mr John Cheng, Director, Innovate 360; Dr Goh Lay Beng, Deputy Director, Skills & Enterprise Development, Temasek Polytechnic; Dr Virginia Cha, Professor-In-Residence, Platform E; Mr Ronald Tan, Executive Director, Singapore Institute of Management; Mr Kelvin Ong, Founder and CEO, FocusTech Ventures; and Mr Samuel Ang, Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Temasek Polytechnic.
A quadripartite partnership to start an open and collaborative ecosystem for startups in food innovation was forged on Friday, 26 October 2018. Aptly named FEED 9 Billion (F9B) to reflect its ambition to play a part in feeding the global population sustainably, the ecosystem aims to encourage innovations that will help address some of the challenges faced throughout the entire chain of the food industry.

Under the partnership, SIM Platform E, Temasek Polytechnic, Innovate 360 and FocusTech Ventures will facilitate startups’ access to shared resources and networks. Each party will bring its unique expertise to the ecosystem: SIM Platform E’s knowledge and skills to develop founders; Temasek Polytechnic’s food science expertise and resources; and Innovate 360’s ideation and incubation. Both Innovate 360 and FocusTech Venture, in their capacity as Accredited Mentor Partners appointed under Startup SG, will provide funding support. To expand the ecosystem to cover more areas in the food chain, the partnership has plans to welcome more organisations which can bring different value to the ecosystem.

“I hope
that F9B will catch on to become a movement and model for open
innovation, where organisations, entrepreneurs and who see beyond
business profits and can come together and be integral to bringing about
change that can positively impact the 9 billion people who will be soon
be sharing this planet”.

Mr Wong Kee Meng
Former Feed 9 Billion Chairman