Future of Food

Hastened by the pandemic, the food industry is changing at a rapid pace. Between new technologies and increasing necessity, new developments, while necessary, present many complex challenges going forward.

Participate in the Future of Food Challenge to tackle the critical challenges that matter most and join a network of support to find the best solutions and make a difference in the food industry.

Future of Food

Hastened by the pandemic, the food industry is changing at a rapid pace. Between new technologies and increasing necessity, new developments, while necessary, present many complex challenges going forward.

Participate in the Future of Food Challenge to tackle the critical challenges that matter most and join a network of support to find the best solutions and make a difference in the food industry.

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Why Get Involved

Disruptive technologies have the potential to change every aspect of industry and present critical new opportunities. These changes also impact the skills employers want and need. This Challenge works to not only open up new opportunities for organizations of every size, but for students and graduates as well.

Innovators

Awesome prizes & incentives to take your idea to market

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Build your portfolio & discover digital career pathways

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Create social impact

Problem Solvers

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Empower students to become innovative problem solvers

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Create remote work-integrated learning experience

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Connect with bright new talent

Assessment Process

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Step 1

Initial Assessment & Semi-Final Selection

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Step 2

Selection of Finalists

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Step 3

Selection of Winners

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Step 4

Competition winners carry out idea

Prize Pool

Prize announcements pending; stay tuned!

Explore Industry Future Challenge Verticals

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Cybersecurity

Wherever there is data collection and connective systems, there is a need for strong cybersecurity.

  • No system is completely safe from outside interference.
  • As more and more of our food processes rely on technology, protecting that technology and the information it generates becomes more and more important.
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Smart Cities

By 2050, 80% of all food is expected to be consumed in cities.

  • There is a need for sustainable, healthy, fair food systems in city environments.
  • Growing food within cities can be made possible with rooftop gardens, hydroponics, and aquaponics.
  • While lab-grown meat has only been created on a small scale so far, there is a growing interest in its production.
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AI/ML

More than 9 million people die of hunger each year.

  • AI can be used to create real-time predictions for food trends, from pricing to consumption.
  • AI can help restaurants to determine what’s popular, what’s trending, and what is about to take off.
  • AI and ML have the potential to impact every level of food production from its growth to its purchase and consumption.

Build the Future, Today

Our goal is to create meaningful exchanges between public and private sector organizations. Interested in being part of the conversation? Get involved by joining a Challenge or be part of the change by supporting the initiative as a sponsor.

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