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.

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