How can we feed our future planet safely, nutritiously, and sustainably? Through innovation, creativity, and ingenuity. This is why the institute of Food Technologists (IFT) created the IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge™ Competition. IFT recently announced the launch of the second annual Food Disruption Challenge.
This exciting competition will offer six early stage start-ups the opportunity to participate in a high proﬁle pitching event, during a featured session at IFT19. This is an annual event hosted by IFT that brings the best of the science of food community together—including scientists, researchers, academics, ingredient, technology, and manufacturing companies—to share, network, and learn about the most recent advances in the science of food and food technology. Prestigious judges representing inﬂuential sectors of the food and related industries, will select a ﬁnalist to be the recipient of the IFTNEXT Future Food Disruptor of the Year award including a $25,000 cash prize.b IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge session attendees will also be asked to select an IFTNEXT Future Food Disruptor of the Year People’s Choice Award including $5,000 cash prize.
As part of IFT’s mission to encourage entrepreneurism and innovation, the IFTNEXT Food Disruption ChallengeTM is a competition designed to help emerging and investment-ready food companies advance the science of food and recognize the innovations having a positive impact on our global food supply. Finalists will be chosen to share their innovations in a high-profile pitch competition at IFT19 in New Orleans, June 2-5, 2019 where they will compete to win the $25,000 competition grand prize. The audience will also select a finalist to receive the people’s choice award of $5,000.
Learn more about competition eligibility, requirements, and special application incentives by visiting the Participants webpage.
View more details on this event and apply HERE.
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