As one of ten finalists, FOLIUM Science has been selected from more than 250 applications across 53 countries to take part in this forward-thinking programme for innovative Agri-Tech businesses.
The Pearse Lyons Accelerator aims to discover the brightest ideas in agriculture and technology and to equip future AgTech entrepreneurs to develop successful, sustainable businesses. Being part of the Pearse Lyons Accelerator provides access to expertise, mentors and resources to speed the development process, challenge traditional thinking and make great ideas a commercial reality.
Alltech, the global animal nutrition and agri-business created the Accelerator as part of its vision to feed the world, raise healthy plants and animals and protect the environment through nutrition and scientific innovation.
FOLIUM Science’s biotechnology impressed the judges with its potential to contribute to the fight against antimicrobial resistance. FOLIUM Science has developed Guided Biotics ™; unique technology that can reduce the need to use antibiotics in food and farming. Guided Biotics ™ harness naturally occurring enzymes to weed out unwanted bacteria in any microbiome where they impact plant or animal health.
The use of Guided Biotics ™ in animals is as an additive to feed or drinking water with applications in development for poultry, cattle, swine and aquaculture as well as applications in plants that will support greater productivity.
“To be selected as part of the Pearse Lyons Accelerator will allow us to build on our proof of concept and quickly establish the commercial route to market” says FOLIUM Science CEO Ed Fuchs “This will extend our access to feed and feed additives markets and we can clearly see a path to the US via registrations in key territories such as South East Asia and India.The expertise and resources that the programme provides all finalists will bring added traction to the commercial opportunity represented by our Guided Biotics ™”
The Pearse Lyons Accelerator runs over 16 weeks and is comprised of workshops, strategy sessions and mentoring culminating in a pitch to more than 4,000 potential customers and investors at the Alltech One conference in May in Kentucky.