LAUNCH Food is calling for innovations that will ultimately impact people’s food choices, whether in the home, market, street, restaurant or community. They will support and accelerate a portfolio of solutions that address availability of and access to affordable, nutritious, desirable and sustainable food, and solutions that promote people’s selection and consumption of more nutritious food.
If you are working on an innovation that will contribute to improving health outcomes through the food system, they want to hear from you. Don’t be afraid to surprise them! If you’re working on a related solution in another field that could apply to this challenge, answer the call.
- Selected innovators will have the opportunity to present their innovation to members of the LAUNCH network at the LAUNCH Food Forum, to be held in March 2017. The Forum is a facilitated multi-day event connecting innovators with investment partners, market leaders, and technical experts as well as philanthropic, NGO, and public sector actors committed to accelerating the adoption and scale of solutions;
- LAUNCH Food innovators will be mentored by the LAUNCH Food network to scale their technical capabilities and increase the impact of their innovations. This will include one-on-one mentorship, access to market partners, and facilitated opportunities for investment with LAUNCH partners and others;
- While this LAUNCH cycle does not offer a cash prize, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s innovationXchange has allocated up to AUD $5 million to seed and scale some innovations sourced through LAUNCH Food.