The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, in conjunction with Mars and the Sight and Life Foundation, is holding an elevator-pitch contest, asking for students and young professionals to share ideas that could lead to an aflatoxin-free food system.
The best ideas for a disruptive solution can get $15,000 in seed funds and an audience with private investors.
Students and young professionals who graduated in the last five years can apply.
The contest has two categories:
- Non-food category: Aimed at finding alternative, non-food solutions to keep aflatoxin-contaminated foods and feeds out of the food system
- Food category: Aimed at identifying solutions to eliminate or reduce exposure to aflatoxins from foods and feeds
Three finalists from each category will win a trip to Mumbai to participate in the 19th World Congress of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST, October 23-28, 2018) and pitch their idea to a panel of experts and potential investors.
The winner in each category will receive $15,000 to further develop the idea.
The deadline to apply is 6 August at 11:59 p.m. CEST. Top finalists will be announced 20 August.
More information is available the website for the Elevator Pitch Contest.