FOOD WASTE

CHALLENGE

EVOLVING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
FOR A POSITIVE SOCIAL IMPACT

Agriculture is an essential and traditional sector, but also one that has learned how to adapt to the times and implement new technologies to continue providing humanity with more food, while ensuring the sustainability of all its activities. Thanks to these efforts, today it is a key sector to deliver scientific and technological solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges, such as desertification or the need to feed a growing world population. One of those challenges is food waste, a reality that causes 1/3 of global food supply (that is, 1.3 billion tons) to be spoiled every year.

ABOUT

THE 2020

FOOD WASTE CHALLENGE

To help solve this pressing problem at a global level, we are launching the first Food Waste Challenge, an joint initiative created by Ingenio Foundation, a foundation originally from Campo de Cartagena (Región de Murcia) that encompasses 45 large agri-food companies and more than 10,000 farmers, created with the aim of enhancing food growth through sustainable and innovative family farming; and  Kiatt Group, a British Venture Builder specialized in addressing the greatest challenges by evolving science and technology into sustainable solutions.

Through this Challenge, we aim to identify the best 5 international deep tech projects with solutions that contribute to solving the problem of food waste, and make sure that their innovations are evolved into a product or service that creates a positive social impact.

These 5 projects can either come from research and technology centres, and universities; or from start-ups and more mature SMEs with a scientific and technological base.

Through this Food Waste Challenge, the 5 selected participants will have free access to an intensive mentoring and acceleration program, where they’ll have the opportunity to work with Kiatt Group’s unique technology transfer methodology and Venture Building specialists from London, Singapore and Madrid. As the program is coordinated jointly with Ingenio Foundation, the participants will also be given access to large companies within the agri-food sector of Campo de Cartagena in Región de Murcia, one of the most innovative agricultural areas in Europe.

THE 5 SELECTED PROJECTS WILL RECEIVE SUPPORT IN AREAS LIKE

BUSINESS MODEL

We help you design a business model fully aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This will ensure that the project is sustainable, environmentally friendly and generates a positive impact both in society and its business ecosystem.

VIABILITY

We evaluate the commercial viability of the solutions proposed along with established companies in the sector within the agri-food value chain.

MVP

We support you in the development of the first Minimum Viable Product, along with some of the 45 leading agri-food companies in Spain, who are patrons of the Ingenio Foundation.

SALES & DISTRIBUTION

We help you find and select the best sales and distribution channels in order to design a project with rapid growth, high technological adoption and that generates the greatest possible social impact.

INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY

We support you in designing pricing strategies for different markets, to ensure the launch a truly global product, solution or service.

COMMUNICATIONS

Through Kiatt Group’s company ComunicaTeck, we provide PR and Public Affairs support, so that every possible target of your company understands what you do, from your main customers, to those public and political entities whose power of decision could prove to be crucial for the adoption of your technology.

FUNDRAISING

We prepare the project or company and its team for future funding rounds, in order to ensure its growth and continuity.

SEND US YOUR PROJECT

To apply for the Food Waste Challenge, please fill out this form below. If your project gets to the next selection phase, an analyst from Kiatt Group will contact you to discuss next steps.

    UPDATE

    Due to the great interest received, we have decided to extend the deadline for submitting applications to the Food Waste Challenge until December 18, 2020.

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