The first edition of the Foodtech Lab program is behind us!

Meet the winners

Foodtech Lab is an innovation platform of Żabka Group - one of the most recognizable brands in Poland, with nearly 3 million customers using our services daily. We are an ultimate conveniance ecosytem that aims to make people’s lives easier.

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We work with innovative startups to accelerate their products and solutions. We offer commercial pilots and know-how of our entire conveniance ecosystem.

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We know the winners of the Foodtech Lab finals!

The first edition of Foodtech Lab was a huge success. We received over 140 applications from 20 countries and 4 continents! During the finals, we held presentations of 11 startups-finalists. Innovators from all over Europe met us in Poznań to present their products and solutions. Here are the winners:


Serio - Protein-rich plant based chesse made of lupini bean


Cryogenic, probiotic and fun ice cream dots


New Granny - high protein functional coffee drinks


Small Giants - protein, healthy snacks from insects


Fermenful - plant-based kefir to support your gut health (gut microbiota)

What's next? Every startup is different and has different needs. Venture Studio, together with internal and external partners, begins to prepare a tailor-made cooperation plan for them. Other finalists also showed very interesting solutions. We will continue discussions with them as well to maximize the potential of all program teams.

Who are we looking for?

If you have an idea or a finished product in one of the following categories - we are looking for you!

Innovative food products

New food products using innovative ingredients and protein sources

Alternative Protein Sources

Plant substitutes, proteins from fermentation, microorganisms and insects

Lab-grown meat

In vitro meat, farmed meat, cruelty-free meat, tissue engineering

Functional food

Products enriched with innovative, functional ingredients


Solutions supporting recycling and reusability, intelligent and ecological packaging

Food waste management

Waste management and processing, expiry date monitoring

Food processing technologies

Innovative technological solutions in food processing

Food production

Innovative technological solutions in food production

Consumer applications

Applications that modify the way consumers interact with the food industry


Join our program and accelerate your startup.

See what you can get thanks to cooperation.

Commercial partnerships, consumer tests and pliot implementations

Possibility of full-scale implementation of a product or solution

Access to expert resources of one of the largest conveniance ecosystems in Poland

Building a network through easier access to potential partners and exchange of experiences with other startups

The possibility of a cash investment by Żabka Group, partners and investment funds

Positive PR of an innovative product or solution supported by Żabka Group

About us

We are the ultimate convenience ecosystem in Poland


45 000


*sustained in the Polish economy by Żabka Group and its franchisees





3 milion

transactions across Żabka Group daily


10 milion

users of Żappka app

We sold

PLN 14.5 bn

to End Customers*

*data for 2021 r.


7 400

franchisees of Żabka stores


brand awareness

Żabka is the


of companies in the world efficiently integrating ESG according to EcoVadis

PLN 5.3 bln

value addet to the Polish economy


almost all Żabka stores are open from morning till evening, seven days a week

Yearly capacity of approximately

26 milion

meals delivered by Maczfit

Dietly nr


No. 1 among dietary marketplaces in Poland



autonomous Żabka Nano stores

We recover


of plastic from our own brands materials

More than

PLN 170 m

spent on ensuring safety in connection with COVID-19

Head office


powered by green energy

no. 1

retailer according to suppliers*

*source Research Advantage Mirror

Boguchwałowice, inhabited by

752 people

vis the smallest town in which there is Żabka store


towns and cites in Poland reached by Maczfit

Retailer of the Year

in 2021*

*survey by AC Nielsen

If your idea fits in with the assumptions of our program, join Żabka Group Foodtech Lab platform now and cooperate with one of the most recognizable brands in Poland. Fill out the form and apply!

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