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Mondelez to collaborate with Israeli incubator

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DEERFIELD -- Mondelez International said it will collaborate with Israeli food technology incubator The Kitchen.

The Kitchen is Israel's only FoodTech-focused incubator and one of the first of its kind in the world. The collaboration is led by Mondelez International's R & D and SnackFutures teams, the company's innovation and venture hub.

Counting 12 portfolio companies so far, The Kitchen addresses global food challenges by nurturing and investing in cutting-edge technology start ups. The goal is to nourish promising FoodTech ventures that can disrupt the global food system -- making it more productive, more affordable, more sustainable, and healthier.

Mondelez will have access and visibility to the incubator and will offer technological and commercial expertise to entrepreneurs, providing an opportunity to work in the company's global Technical Centers.

As part of the collaboration, Rob Hargrove, executive vice president, research, development and quality at Mondelez, joined The Kitchen Advisory Council.

It is the latest in a number of partnerships the global snack maker, known for its Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolate brands, has recently made with food incubators and start up companies.