Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge launches a call for innovative solutions in the agri-food tech space, Innovators who aim to mainstream agrobiodiversity into the agri-food sector are welcome to submit applications to the Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge call.

The Challenge seeks to support innovators who are working on new products, services, and best practices that utilize agrobiodiversity to transform food system. It will convene the top innovations that are helping to use, conserve and consume agrobiodiversity in ways that are kinder to people and the environment.

The competition is being held in conjunction with the 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress, 15-18 November 2021. The free, global virtual event will bring together farmers, technical experts, policymakers, and business leaders from around the world to discuss and advance agrobiodiversity.

The Challenge is open to individual founders, private companies, and institutions, Submissions should help address challenges in different interest areas.

Selected innovations will be awarded cash prizes, mentoring, and partnerships opportunities. scientific and technology guidance, or tuition for a master’s program, including SIX full scholarships to attend the CIHEAM Bari master on open innovation

Successful innovations will have the opportunities to pitch their solutions to IFAD’s country teams.

Deadline: 30 September 2021

Considering the strategic importance of this call, we kindly ask you to give to this call the widest dissemination among all your interested Colleagues, Colleges, Centers, startups/ISOs, and contacts through your institutional channels.

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Note: The Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge is an initiative organized with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with CIHEAM BariInternational Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) , Istituto Italiano di TecnologiaInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) BiPRockstartThe Lexicon and the Accelerate for Impact Platform (A4IP).