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|Company||Focus Areas||Brief Description|
|Alternative Protein||Utilising biomass fermentation of mycoprotein as a potential plant-based meat as an alternative source of protein and fibres.|
|Alternative Protein||Utilises cultivated meat technology as a sustainable and efficient method for production of beef meat. Their technology aims to expand Malaysia’s diversification of protein sources and ensure that the protein supply-chain is less susceptible to climate-induced disruptions.|
|Alternative Protein||Utilises biomass fermentation of mycoprotein as a potential plant-based meat as an alternative source of protein and fibres. Their product leverages on its zero-cholesterol, non-GMO, gluten-free and high fibre content.|
|Farming Solutions – CEA||Production of vanilla in a controlled environment setup. Through the introduction of their advanced farm management system, they have incorporated data-driven insights and precision agriculture techniques in the production of vanilla.|
|Farming Solutions – Alternative Feed||Utilises black soldier flies as a food/biowaste management solution where its outputs are translated into animal feed and fertilisers.|
|Farming Solutions – Crop Planting||Development of a rice production system that analyses soil degradation to avoid the destruction of soil structure and produce more consistent yields. The firm is additionally generating mutant rice varieties that are herbicide tolerant, allowing for quick harvests.|
|Regenerative Agriculture Solutions & Agri Tech||Technology currently used to treat Basel Stem Rot disease in oil palm trees, which can additionally be scaled to treat root rot diseases in other cash crops in Malaysia (such as rubber, coconut, and banana) that currently do not have a disease prevention solution.|
|Regenerative Agriculture Solutions & Agri Tech||Utilises quantum dots-technology to increase plant growth, shorten crop cycle, reduce excessive fertiliser usage, and increase nutritional value of crops. Furthermore, their technology aims to avoid over fertilising, aiding farmers to grow crops in a sustainable manner.|
|Animal Feed Solutions – BSF||Utilises black soldier flies as a food/biowaste management solution where its outputs are translated into pet food and fertilisers. Their two-prong strategy aims to accommodate waste management on a smaller-scale level (urban locals) and macro-level (plantations, resorts, towns).|
|Animal Feed Solutions||Development of a virgin coconut oil-based multivitamin used to provide nutrition to poultry, with the aim to increase its survival rate, production of antibiotic free-range chickens and reduction of breeder cost for medication by c.70%.|
|Marketplace||Providing market access and financing solutions to farmers. The technology platform focuses on the agricultural sector, providing financial and market accessibility to smallholder farmers through the Ag–Fund and Ag-Market.|
|Marketplace||A farm management, record keeping and MYGap reporting and certification platform provider. Also provides a marketplace to match producers to end consumers.|
|Technology & Training Solutions – Crop Planting||Production of branded, high-quality and value-added pineapple products. The firm processes zero-value off-grade pineapples, which have been rejected sunburned or undersized fruit, into various products including jams, sauces, cookies, and snacks.|
|Post farming business solutions & Marketplace||Providing post farming business solutions to the farmers and further connected a B2B marketplace to widen farmer’s market accessibility throughout South East Asia.|
|Robotics||Provider drone as a service (oil palm plantations), farming as a service (chili and rock melons), and robot as a service (oil palm fertiliser and collection).|
Dana Impak is pleased to bring together partners from various sectors to explore opportunities to collaborate with, and tap into the wealth of talent and expertise among Malaysian startups and MSMEs within the agri-food space. As climate change poses an increasing threat to food security in our country, we hope that through this challenge, we can offer the necessary support and a wide-reaching platform to attract capital for innovative and sustainable solutions for the identified theme, which is aligned with our long-term strategy of Advancing Malaysia.
Dato’ Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional
Climate change is inevitable and could exacerbate Malaysia’s food insecurity and quality of rural livelihoods. Rising temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and increased frequency of extreme weather events like droughts and floods are likely to have severe implications for our domestic food production systems. It is imperative that we embark on a journey to make our food system climate resilient, achieved through fervent efforts in R&D and innovations.
Dr Sarena Che Omar Deputy Director of Research, Khazanah Research Institute (KRI)
Malaysia ranked 41st out of the 113 countries being evaluated for food security under Global Food Security Index (“GFSI”). However, Malaysia’s low score for the sustainability and adaptation metric of GFSI emphasises the need to find innovative solutions to address climate change-related challenges in the agri-food industry. Dana Impak is committed to this cause, and is excited to be working with like-minded partners to uncover the wealth of innovative ideas, talent and expertise among Malaysian startups and MSMEs. We hope our initiative will catalyse the fundraising journey for the successful participants, by providing them with the necessary skillsets and a wide-reaching platform to attract capital.
Bryan Lim Executive Director Head, Dana Impak and Head, Healthcare
The KIIC is looking for submissions from Malaysian-based business entities with innovative and unique solutions which deliver:
Measurable impact for Malaysians
A sustainable business model
Solutions that can be replicated across Malaysia