Booster 2021 for obesity-reducing initiatives is now open for registration

Food Innovation Hub Europe launched Booster, a brand-new prize award for initiatives involved in reducing obesity. The incentive was announced late July 2021 by Marije Beens, Director-General Agro at the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The announcement was made during the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in Rome. Worldwide initiatives can now register online for the Booster until October 1st. European collaborations receive extra points in the assessment.

Booster's objective

The objective of the Booster is to surface ideas for the partnership within the Food Innovation Hub Europe and beyond. Candidates can submit their idea, activity and offering in the field of obesity reduction, including upcoming development steps. The multi-partner initiative can be in existence, or the initiative can come into existence via this Booster. Deadline for entry is October 1st 18.00 PM CET. The three winners will be announced on World Food Day (15 October 2021).

30,000 euros development budget

The three awards, each worth 30,000 euros, are to be used to support the initiatives in their next development steps. The winning initiatives are also monitored for a year and gain access to a large international food network. This way, Food Innovation Hub Europe accelerates the cooperation between relevant parties and the creation of obesity-reducing solutions. In the search for initiatives, the focus is on personalised nutrition approaches and technological applications.

Accelerate collaboration

The hybrid session ‘Catalyzing Country-led Innovation to Transform Food Systems’ at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit turned out to be a good breeding ground for calling for obesity-reducing initiatives. Marije Beens: “Innovation requires a system-wide holistic approach and integrated policies. These should be supported by multi-stakeholder partnerships at all levels to scale up effective innovations. The Booster is a brand-new prize award that will support this kind of collaboration.”

Powered by Food Innovation Hub Europe

This Booster is powered by Food Innovation Hub Europe, an initiative of the World Economic Forum together with public, private and civil society sector partners with the belief that we can only change a food system together. Local, regional, national and global parties have to join and work transparently and energetically to accelerate the transition to an efficient, inclusive, sustainable, nutritious and healthy food system.

The role of Foodvalley NL

Foodvalley NL is a leading partner towards the development of the Food Innovation Hub Europe to initiate collaboration and co-create innovation projects to address continent-specific challenges and connects regional hubs in the various member countries to address common and region-specific issues.

More information? Contact Jeroen Wouters, Global connections Food Innovation Hub Europe.

Questions? Get in touch

Jeroen Wouters
Global connections
+31 6 120 729 97

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