11 March 2019

Contest: Innovative ideas and technologies in agribusiness

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The international contest is aimed at identifying “Innovative Ideas and Technologies in Agribusiness” that could lead to social, environmental and economic improvements if implemented in Developing Countries (DCs).

The contest offers an opportunity at international level to highlight and promote new solutions to upgrade food security and safety requirements in DCs while creating links with the business world to establish positive synergies with the opportunity to submit the project to potential partners in the UNIDO network. The initiative is promoted by UNIDO ITPO Italy, Investment and Technology Promotion Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, in collaboration with the Future Food Institute.

following categories:

  • Micro, small, medium, and large enterprises;
  • Startups operating in the relevant sectors;
  • Research centers, incubators, Technology Transfer offices, university spin-offs, and academia;
  • Public-Private Partnerships;
  • Associations, business consortia and networks, NGOs, as well as public and private foundations linked to the business world and international cooperation;
  • Researchers, innovators and smallholders farmers.

The joint participation of candidates belonging to different admissible categories, with the adequate indication of the leading applicants, will represent an added value to the project. Belonging to a team will have to be a well-motivated decision. The organizers encourage the participation of proposal at any level of development, from early stage ideas to scaling up projects, but also innovative technologies under testing and evidence collection. Participation to the initiative is free of charge.

Applications must be received by 31st March 2019. Click here to submit a proposal.

The award ceremony will be held in Rome on 15 May 2019 within the framework of EXCO 2019, the first ever international expo of Development Cooperation to be held in Italy this year.

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