Over the past few months, our Millennial Innovators Uprooting Our Food System series has profiled the bright, creative and driven university students from around the world that make up Thought For Food (TFF), a next generation food innovation platform and annual challenge that empowers its global community to develop breakthrough solutions to feed nine billion people by 2050.
This year, the TFF Challenge was more intense than ever. With participation from 400+ incredibly diverse and brilliant teams from over 100 countries, the judges were tasked with selecting the ten teams below as the 2015/16 TFF Challenge Finalists.
Each of these Finalist teams receive mentorship and take part in the TFF Bootcamp before pitching live on stage at the Thought For Food Global Summit, April 1-2 in Zurich, Switzerland for the chance to win up to $15k in seed funding.
As a thank you to our readers, we want to give you the chance to hear the breakthrough pitches from the ten TFF Global Challenge Finalists in person at the TFF Global Summit.
For your chance to win two tickets to the 2016 TFF Global Summit in Zurich, Switzerland on April 1-2 enter here by March 22 at midnight EST and join us in celebrating the 2015/16 TFF Challenge Finalists!
At the Summit, you will meet and gain inspiration from revolutionary thought leaders, learn through highly-interactive workshops and experience the creative power and impact of Thought For Food.
Ag For Hire developed a labor recruitment application that improves farmers’ access to seasonal and specialty labor, and that empowers farm laborers.
The Agrosmart monitoring systems tracks more than 10 environmental conditions, allowing growers to have relevant data for better decision-making regarding irrigation, crop development, diseases and pests.
B-Box is a low cost beehive, outfitted with a number of sensors, which allow for large-scale collection of bee data, and help beekeepers maintain a healthy and happy hive.
Biteback Mineral Oil is an alternative, nutrient-dense replacement of traditional cooking oil made from edible insects, which additionally aims to decrease deforestation around the world.
EcoNoodle brings cassava grown by smallholder farmers into the mainstream market through delicious and nutritious instant noodles made from cassava flour.
FarmAField’s online marketplace allows for the transparent exchange of small production contracts between everyday people and farmers to address income volatility and increase investments in agriculture.
Fruiti-Cycle’s biogas tricycle has attachable refrigeration units, allowing for farmers to generate more income from the produce they already grow and decrease post harvest losses.
Kulisha produces low-cost, high-quality, sustainable fish feed made from insects.
Oxmosis has developed a small-scale forward osmosis filter to revolutionize wastewater treatment around the world, while also creating agricultural fertilizer as a byproduct.
Peer-to-Peer Probiotics have created yeast and bacteria cultures that produce Iron, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B in fermented foods eaten in many cultures around the world. These vitamin rich strains can easily be shared from one household to another.