Winners of Prize Based Challenge on Personal Nutrition announced
The winners of its first Prize Based Challenge on Personalised Nutrition For All are announced. The challenge, a partnership with EIT Food, Food Valley NL and Food Innovation Hub Europe, is a call to action to find innovation solutions to reduce obesity and malnutrition. The Personalised Nutrition for All Challenge invited multi-stakeholder groups, startups and early-stage solutions that support these focus areas to submit proposals for review.
The six winners, announced at the EIT Food Annual Event in Brussels, were chosen against three tracks: Route to Market, which looks at reducing obesity and malnutrition by making tools more affordable and accessible to a broader community; Behavioural Change, exploring how we can empower consumers to manage their health; and Science & Big Data, seeking to enable a more targeted approach to consumers' health.
The winners in each category are:
Route to Market
- EKTAH: Providing new nutritional solutions to reduce body weight gain.
- Nutrinomics & Ligue Cardio: Making personalised nutrition accessible to high-risk, underprivileged populations.
- L3M Technologies Ltd t/a Salus Optima: The integration of real-time metabolic, behavioural and lifestyle monitoring into a personalised nutrition service for effective weight-loss and health-gain.
- Aigecko Technologies SL: An AI-based nutritional tracker for objective, continuous, friendly and easy to use food intake monitoring.
- Roche Diagnostics: Simple personalisation for large groups of consumers in a health care setting, with the aim of preventing people with pre-diabetes from developing diabetes.
Science & Big Data
- Verdify: Using technology and nutrition science to provide hyper personalised nutrition recipes to help tackle obesity.
Each of the winners are awarded €30,000, with the possibility of further funding from EIT Food in the future. The prize money will be used to support the development of the proposed solution into a viable project plan over the course of two to six months. EIT Food will select the most promising projects among the winners and allocate enough funding to sustain the development to go to market.
Foodvalley congratulates all winners but especially Foodvalley partner Verdify.