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Grant Opportunities: Startup Innovation Awards to support Innovators and Entrepreneurs

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Deadline: 15-Jul-22

The World Food Forum (WFF) has launched an open call for the Startup Innovation Awards to support and showcase innovators and entrepreneurs who are harnessing the power of technology to drive the sustainable transformation of agrifood systems in support of ending global hunger and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Through the WFF Startup Innovation Awards, they are seeking to identify, elevate and accelerate the growth of startups who show the greatest potential for a positive impact in transforming agrifood systems, aligned to one of four categories:

  • better production,
  • better nutrition,
  • better environment and
  • better life.

Additionally, this year, the competition will also have a special award around how the innovation in each of the categories will contribute to the interconnected issues of the 2022 World Food Forum theme, “Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet.”

Made possible through a strategic partnership with XTC, the world’s largest startup competition for entrepreneurs addressing global challenges, these awards aim to elevate the next generation of entrepreneurs who are creating new technologies and innovations to benefit the planet and the agrifood systems they need to thrive.

The Startup Innovation Awards provide finalist and award winners the potential for global visibility, the ability to raise capital, network with global entities (governments, United Nations agencies, corporations, VCs, partners), and gain the mentorship opportunities they need to pioneer technological breakthroughs and help power a sustainable future for the food.

Technological and digital innovation will play a critical role in the future of the food. To address the unprecedented challenges facing the agrifood systems, they need to find new, actionable, innovative and inclusive solutions. They also need to ensure that these solutions take into account the complex, interrelated nature of global agrifood systems.

Eligibility Criteria

Agrifood systems specialists, innovators and entrepreneurs from around the globe have volunteered to become experts and judges for the WFF Startup Innovation Awards.

For more information, visit http://www.world-food-forum.org/innovation-lab/startup-innovation-awards/en/

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