CALL FOR SOLUTIONS 2016

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Open Innovation in Agrifood Programme launches the 2016 International Call for Solutions on innovation in the agrifood sector, targeted at people, entrepreneurs, NGOs, cooperatives, and businesses. We are looking for new products, services, business models and technologies aimed at promoting economic, environmental and social sustainability in the agrifood industry.

The 10 best proposals will be selected by a scientific committee comprising experts from the different sectors covered by the Call, and will be invited to participate to the Global Innovation Camp in Turin in September 2016.

The organisers are looking for innovations in one or more of the following themes:

  1. Sustainable food supply chains
  2. Food security and equal access to resources
  3. Shared value across food networks

We will select up to 10 ideas or projects that will be invited to attend for free the Global Innovation Camp 2016. The organisers will cover travel and accommodation costs for the participation to the event for the first 10 winners of the Call for Solutions.

All other selected proponents will be invited to join the Innovation Camp at their own expenses.

The Innovation Camp will be a full week event with workshops, seminars and activities that will help participants to:

  • focus on the national and international context of innovation in the agrifood sector, gaining key insights into potential target markets;
  • develop and refine the idea or project with the support of experts and other stakeholders;
  • meet with potential business and technology partners;
  • get ready to present their initiatives to potential investors and established businesses.

From the attendants to the Innovation Camp, the Scientific Committee will select up to 3 ideas that will have access to an acceleration or incubation process for the duration of 3 months in selected partners’ organisations.

SELECTED PROJECTS OF THE 2016 CALL FOR SOLUTIONS

Project

Country

Democratize the value chain of beekeeping sector

Argentine

EAT RIGHT

Brazil and Italy

Foodko

Slovenia

ISTMOS-PLATFORM

Greece

MOFEMENT PROJECT

Indonesia

Permafruit, household product for climacteric fruit ripening deceleration

Slovenia

PLATFEx

Nigeria

Prototype for low-cost agro industries

Brazil

Soplaya

Italy

XILEMA – Iris: Indoor Responsive Integrated growing Systems for ethical food revolution ethical food revolution

Italy

 

The 2016 Global Innovation Camp

19-23 September Turin, Italy

The main objective of the Camp is to accelerate solutions & ideas that can transform companies, supply chains or entire sectors of the Agrifood industry.

The 10 winners selected from the Call for Solutions will be invited to attend the 2016 Global Innovation Camp in Turin, Italy, which will provide opportunities to learn and scale. Participation is also possible with a fee.

The Global Innovation Camp offers:

  • Interactive roundtables on global trends and challenges by industry players and experts.
  • Training sessions on hot business issues with professionals from the industry.
  • Showcase and field visits to innovative companies from Italy and from around the world.
  • Networking opportunities with peers and established companies.

The public event will showcase participants and offer visibility on front of a qualified international audience of potential partners.

After the Camp, matching opportunities with potential partners for implementation will be offered to the best ideas and solutions, and a three-month acceleration process will take place in different co-promoter’s locations around the world.

Go to the How to Apply section to discover how to attend.

Flyer of the Global Innovation Camp.

See detailed Agenda for the Global Innovation Camp below.

WINNERS OF THE 2016 CALL FOR SOLUTIONS

Prototype for low-cost agro industries

PLATFEx

Foodko

Following the Programme:

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