About us

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 1

 

Agri-tech startup

 

Fyteko uses its original research to develop and produce a new generation of advanced crop biostimulants

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 2

 

Respecting agriculture, challenging convention

 

Fyteko produces safe, sustainable input solutions to increase and optimise crop yields worldwide

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 3

 

Bio-based technologies

 

Using bio-based technologies, Fyteko develops new active ingredients and formulations that meet market demands and farmers’ needs

Established in 2014 by bio-entrepreneurs Guillaume Wegria and Dr Juan Carlos Cabrera, Fyteko is a committed climate-smart company, focused on the development of advanced plant biostimulants.

We believe in a more sustainable agriculture

Purpose

 

We believe in a more sustainable agriculture. Inspired by original research, we’re making it happen.

Vision

 

We see a future where the world’s farmers can feed a growing population, using safe and sustainable inputs.

Mission

 

We’re discoverers and disruptors. By pushing boundaries and challenging conventions, we are creating a bio-based input economy for agriculture.

Our values

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 4

Nature inspires us

If you know where to look, nature often has its own solution. Simple, but clever. Nature’s helping us turn the world of plant protection products on its head.

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 5

We work hard to protect nature

Agriculture has been environmentally damaging. We’re seeking ways to resolve that, using our business to create a leadership position from which to identify and validate better practices; practices that do good.

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 6

We’re human

It’s people, not businesses, who bring visions to life – and life to visions. Relationships. Respect. Recognition. Breaking down barriers, celebrating collaboration, instilling trust.

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 7

And we’re scientists

We’re not just guided by science; we’re creating the science. Our original research develops and refines our products to deliver tangible, realistic benefits – clearly defined, extensively proven.

Fyteko’s Management Team

Responsible for day-to-day operations and key business functions, Fyteko’s management team includes its two founders.

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 8

 

Guillaume Wegria

CEO

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 9

 

Dr Juan-Carlos Cabrera

CTO

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 10

 

Benedicte O’Sullivan

COO

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 11

 

Wim Van de Wiele

CFO

Fyteko’s Board of Directors

Fyteko’s mission, vision and core competencies in bio-based technologies and sustainable agriculture have inspired a valuable and experienced board of directors.

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 12

 

Mr Dirk Barrie

Former CEO of Agriphar

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 13

 

Mr Xavier De Poorter

Co-founder and CEO of Educa

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 14

 

Mr Pol-Henri Bonte

Investment manager, Innovation Fund

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 15

 

Mr Filip Van de Vliet

CEO Alter Pharma

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 16

 

Dr Juan-Carlos Cabrera

CTO

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 17

 

Guillaume Wegria

CEO

Fyteko’s Scientific Committee

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 16

 

Dr Juan-Carlos Cabrera

CTO

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 17

 

Guillaume Wegria

CEO

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 20

 

Prof. Pascal Gerbaux

University of Mons, Organic Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 21

 

Prof. Pieter Spanoghe

University of Gent, crop protection department

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 22

 

Prof. Christian Herman

University of Brussels, Plant Physiology and Molecular Genetics

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 23

 

Dr Julien Louvieaux

Carah Institute, Agronomist

A few words about

Our partners

Collaboration is what drives Fyteko. We always believe two heads are better than one. As with our management, directorial and scientific teams, we believe the output of a team is more than the sum of its individuals. One plus one equals three.

 

That’s why we work with organisations and individuals with whom we can identify and share common goals and objectives. Fyteko is part of an extensive R&D network, linking with professional researchers, biotechnology experts and accomplished scientists to pursue new and sustainable solutions for agriculture.

 

Fyteko has also participated in Horizon 2020, to date the largest European Union Research and Innovation programme ever launched. Over seven years, Horizon 2020 provided nearly €80 billion of funding to help progress breakthroughs and discoveries from the lab to the market. Our grant covers a two-year research and development project that began in May 2020, covering field trials in eight EU countries, upscaling of production and further formulation work before our European launch in 2022 or 2023.

 

Fyteko is honoured to be one of the 1000 solutions selected by Bertrand Piccard, and supported by the Solar Impulse Foundation, that can protect the environment in a profitable way. A label focused on both environment and profitability, recognition as a Solar Impulse Efficient Solution serves as a credible marker of quality to decision-makers in business and government.

 

Solutions exist that are logical more than just ecological, that can create jobs and generate profit while also reducing polluting emissions and preserving natural resources.” – Bertrand Piccard

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 24

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 25

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 26

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 27

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 28

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 29

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 30

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 31

Advanced plant biostimulant technology – Fyteko 32