EatSafe Innovation Challenge 2022 (up to USD 10,000)

Every year, too many children and adults become ill and even die because of unsafe food. Improving food safety is a global challenge, and every day innovative solutions are being developed to make food safer around the world. However not enough of these innovations have been applied in traditional food markets, and further up the food chain, in Ethiopia and in Nigeria.

Do you have what it takes to help make food safer in your country?

EatSafe, a program funded by USAID, is launching a national Innovation Challenge* in Ethiopia and Nigeria on 04 April 2022. EatSafe is calling all students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators, passionate about food safety and/or nutrition, to share their ideas on how existing food safety innovations can be adapted and applied in traditional markets and further up the food chain. Take part in the EatSafe Innovation Challenge and make a lasting difference to the health of your fellow citizens! You will stand a chance to participate in the global EatSafe Innovation Challenge grand final taking place in Denmark in October, and where USD 10,000 are up for grabs!

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Why apply? 

Participants will benefit from national and global visibility, recognition, mentorship, technical training and networking opportunities with leading industry players, investors, researchers, and academia. **Before submitting your application, please read the Terms and Conditions. By submitting your application, you confirm that you accept the Challenge privacy terms and conditions.

The challenge will take place between April and October 2022 and will be organized as a global initiative including national pitching events in Nigeria and Ethiopia, and a global final event in Denmark. See timeline below. 

Who can apply? 

This opportunity is open to students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and other innovators based in Ethiopia or Nigeria. The Challenge especially encourages women and young people working or interested in working in the field of food safety and/or nutrition to apply. Applicants must be available to travel in October 2022 and adhere to travel rules in Denmark.

How To Apply

To Apply, visit the official website for more information

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What are the 7 innovation categories?

Improving food safety is a global challenge and every day innovative solutions are being developed and applied to make food safer around the world. However, not enough of these innovations have been applied in traditional food markets and further up the food chain, where they are needed the most, in Ethiopia and Nigeria. To address this gap, seven types of innovations were identified all along the food supply chain, and candidates are invited to submit concepts that modify these or present new innovations which improve food safety for use by consumers, vendors, farmers, etc.

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