Thursday, October 28, 2021

Future Food-Tech announces Innovation Challenge 2021 with Kellogg Company and Unilever

Future Food-Tech has announced an Innovation Challenge in partnership with Kellogg Company and Unilever to unlock new talent within the industry and enable opportunities for collaboration.

The Innovation Challenge offers food-tech innovators from around the world the opportunity to showcase their solution in plant-based meat and dairy alternatives, and digestive wellness.

After an in-depth shortlisting process, selected finalists will pitch their solution to the challenge partners and global audience during the live-streamed virtual Future Food-Tech Summit on March 11-12, 2021.

Oliver Katz, Conference Producer for the Future Food-Tech series hosted by Rethink Events, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Kellogg Company and Unilever to offer the most exciting start-ups across our global network a platform to showcase their solution as we tackle shared challenges within the industry.

“The Future Food-Tech summit is committed to accelerating collaboration and unlocking new opportunities for partnerships. I can’t wait to learn about new solutions from ambitious innovators and how they propose to tackle two major challenges facing the future of food.”

Kellogg Company Challenge: Unlocking New Microbiome-Based Innovation for Gut Wellness

Kellogg Company is prioritising innovation in new plant fibers, valorised fibres from waste streams, prebiotics, postbiotics, fermented ingredients and new non-spore food stable probiotics.

They are keen to hear from start-ups with new microbiome-based solutions to improve gut wellness.

D’Anne Hayman, VP, Global Innovation and Nutrition at Kellogg Company says: “As a leading global plant-based food company, nourishing with our foods is at the heart of Kellogg’s commitment to wellbeing. Future Food-Tech is a great environment for us to share ideas and build connections.”

Unilever Challenge: Improving the Taste, Texture, Sustainability & Affordability of Plant-Based Meat and Dairy Alternatives

Unilever has set an ambitious target of €1bn annual sales turnover from this category to help people transition towards healthier diets that are also healthier for the planet.

They welcome innovations to develop better plant-based products and are delighted to get you involved.

Manfred Aben, VP Science and Technology, Foods & Refreshment at Unilever says: “If we think we can do it alone – we are not thinking big enough. Future Food-Tech is a key platform to connect and work together towards a food system that is better for people and better for our planet.”

Applications are open now until Friday February 5. Apply here.

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