Food For Good Challenge!

Develop an innovative and concrete solution from field to fork to deliver fair, sustainable & healthy food, for everybody, everywhere.
2 millions € prize
applications closing on February 24th, 2020
General Conditions
Liu Bolin, Tropical fruits 2016, Courtesy the artist /Galerie Paris-Beijing

Food For Good Challenge

Develop an innovative and concrete solution from field to fork to deliver fair, sustainable & healthy food, for everybody, everywhere.
2 millions € prize
applications opening in November 2019

Challenge Timeline

Application time

Applications evaluation
and final selection

November 14th 2019

Challenge Launch

February 24th 2020

Application Deadline

November 16th 2020

Award Ceremony

Our jury

Our partners

From field to fork

Develop an innovative solution for any of these fields


Soil / Biodiversity
Live stock
Future of proteins
Sustainable agriculture
Urban agriculture
Quality control

Transformation & Logistics

Supply chain
Food Retail / Wholesaling
Food Processing


Hunger & Malnutrition
Food waste
Short food circuits
Consumer awareness


Who is eligible to enter the contest?

It is open to everybody, especially to the Education community (students, professors, researchers ...), to the Business world (start-ups, Small & Medium size enterprises…) and to philanthropic organizations (social entrepreneurs, NGOs).

What about this €2M prize?

A total of 2 000 000 € prize money will reward one or more projects. In practical terms, this funding shall be used for expenditures related to the project (i.e product development costs, people wages, marketing expenses).

How many recipients will there be? If there are several recipients, each one will receive €2M or the prize will be split among recipients?

The numbers of selected projects is not fixed in advance and will be determined on the jury’s choice, depending on the quality of the projects. It is expected disruptive projects will apply, either emerging projects or mature projects. The funding will be at least €15,000 per category and may reach nearly €2,000,000 since the Jury may decide to allocate a maximum amount of money to an exceptional project.

Do I have to complete my application in one session?

The application can be done in stages, as long as it is not submitted. However, an application will be considered if and only if all the information requested is provided by the candidate via the registration form.

Can I apply with two projects ?

Unfortunately you can’t. The rule is 1 project =1 entity/person = 1 email. However, if the related entity is large and includes multiple teams willing to participate in the Famae Challenge, we may grant exemptions.

What are the criteria for project selection and what do you mean by innovative projects?

There are four criteria : innovation, impact, feasibility, quality of the team. We have a broad definition of innovation, covering high tech, low tech and social innovation.

Do the projects have to reach a certain stage of development for funding?

No, projects can be funded at any stage of development.

Will my data kept private and confidential?

The data provided by the Candidates are strictly confidential and be kept private. However, some of the required data may become public such as the name of the Project and a short description (a few words).

What is the « Famae help & support » you mention?

In addition to the prize money, the selected project(s) will receive an on going support from the members of FAMAE, its partners and from the Jury members, for the growth and development of their project. FAMAE will provide access to its extended business network of contacts and help you on all matters you may find necessary, be it legal / trade and financial aspects, or product development /suppliers’ sourcing / product manufacturing. The selected project(s) will benefit from several hundred years of accumulated experience!

If I am a laureate, how will you help me?

If you are one of the selected projects, Famae will help you in two ways: free & full support from experienced people and funding. The funding is used to pay your project related expenses such as product development costs, people wages or distribution costs.