MILAN, Italy, 1 March 2017 - The second edition of an international competition called “Innovative Ideas and Technologies in Agribusiness” was launched today by the Italian Investment and Technology Promotion Office of the United Nations Organization for Industrial Development (UNIDO ITPO Italy), in collaboration with the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR), and the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit. The contest aims to identify the most innovative technologies and ideas available worldwide in agribusiness, which could lead to social and economic improvement in developing countries. The first edition of the competition was held during Expo Milano 2015.
The competition is open to start-ups, small- and medium-sized enterprises and large companies, research organizations and universities, associations and NGO institutions. In the selection process, particular attention will be given to technologies and innovative solutions that can help improve the processing and conservation of food products, tackle food waste, and valorize agricultural products of small agricultural communities, as well as to technologies that produce energy from alternative sustainable sources.
Contestants of this year’s competition must send their proposals before 10 April 2017 on this website
A jury comprised of representatives of international institutions, research centres and scientific academia, as well as of business and financial entities will evaluate all the proposals, out of which they will select five winners: one for the category “Women”, one for the “Young – Under 35” and three for the overall category.
The award ceremony will take place in Milan on 10 May 2017 on the occasion of the Seeds & Chips Global Food Innovation Summit, during which the winners will have the opportunity to present their innovative ideas and establish technical and financial partnerships with large companies, international institutions, business incubators and other investors.
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For more information, please contact:
Investment Promotion Expert, ITPO Italy