Food4Good 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

Food4Good Challenge

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

Challenge Timeline

Dépot de canditatures

Analyse des projets
et sélection des finalistes

November 14 2019

Challenge Launch

February 14 2019

End of Challenge

May 2020

Prize Ceremony

From field to fork

Develop an inovative solution for any of these fields

Production

Soil & biodiversity
Vegetals (seed, growth ...)
Life stock (cows, insects ...)
Other (cell-based food ...)

Transformation & Logistics

Industry
Supply Chain
Retail

Consumption

Minimum needs (how to fight malnutrition ...)
Healthy food (organic, ...)
Behaviour (how to fight obesity ...)
Alternatives (microbiote ...)

FAQ

Who can participate in the challenge?

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 the philanthtropic organizations (social entrepreneurs, NGOs …).

What do you mean by "collaborative challenge"?

Anyone can ask a given candidate to team up with him to improve the odds to get selected. You can join an existing team (provided this team lets you in !) or indicate in your project's profile that you would indeed welcome a helping hand!

What about this €2M prize?

The €2M prize is a seed funding provided by FAMAE that enables the candidate to either turn its original innovative idea into a prototype or a product, and publicize it. Practically speaking, this funding shall be used to pay for project related expenses (i.e product development costs, people wages, marketing expenses …).

What is the famae help & support you mention?

The selected project(s) will receive a full support from the members of the Endownment Fund and from the Jury members. 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 apply as a start-up or sme, how do you help me?

If you are one of the selected projects, famae helps you in two ways: free & full support from experienced people and funding. This funding is to be used to pay for your project related expenses such as product development costs, people wages or marketing expenses.

If I apply as a social entrepreneur, how do you help me?

If you are one of the selected projects, famae helps 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.

If I am a student, a professor or a researcher, how do you help me ?

If you are one of the selected projects, famae helps you in two ways: free & full support from experienced people and funding. The funding is used to pay, among other things, further R&D expenses, test protocol costs, people wages and, if ever, 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 Jury will decide which projects are to be chosen. It may be one or several, depending on the quality of 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 €1,000,000 since the Jury may decide to allocate a maximum amount of money to an exceptional project.