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2024 UNIDO Global Call FOODTECH Innovation and ISID: Nourishing the Future

2024 UNIDO Global Call FOODTECH Innovation and ISID: Nourishing the Future

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is pleased to invite you to apply for the 2024 “Global Call for FOOTECH Innovation and ISID: Nourishing the Future” initiated by the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Seoul (ITPO Korea).

FoodTech refers to an industry where scientific and technological advancements such as robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and 3D printing are integrated into the entire process of the food industry, from production to consumption. Currently, the global food system is collapsing, with 780 million people suffering from hunger and one-third of the world’s food production wasted. Moreover, the current food system is exacerbating environmental pollution, producing one-third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The event aims to select companies with innovative technologies that can address issues in the global food system such as hunger and unequal distribution, thus contributing to a sustainable food system. UNIDO ITPO Korea hopes that this year’s Global Call event will serve as a groundbreaking opportunity to significantly improve societal issues across the entire food industry value chain, including food, environment, and other related challenges.

The Global Call 2024 seeks innovative solutions in the following categories:

1. Production
     – Food Robotics
     – Alternative Proteins
     – Nutraceuticals
     – Smart Farms
     – Ag-biotech

2. Manufacturing & Processing
     – 3D Food Printing
     – Packaging
     – Cooking and Processing Robotics

3. Distribution & Delivery
     – Foodwaste & Delivery
     – E-commerce
     – Food Safety& Transparency
     – Digital Food Management
     – Delivery Robotics
     – Meal Kits

4. Consumption
     – Serving Robotics
     – Personalized Nutrition
     – Recipes
     – Nutrigenomics
     – Restaurant Delivery

The submission categories cover a wide range of the foodtech industry sectors. With innovative technology solution in foodtech, enterprises of any size or nationality are eligible to apply to the Call within each category. Applications from women-owned enterprises and female researchers are strongly encouraged.

Benefits of Global Call 2024:

Winning enterprises will receive UNIDO awards or special awards from partner organizations, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea. Additionally, winning enterprises will enjoy benefits such as global promotion via UNIDO and media outlets, VIP networking at UNIDO events, tailored consultation by UNIDO experts, follow-up opportunities through the main office, and participation in the UNIDO Booth during the World FoodTech Expo (November 20-23, 2024, Seoul) along with the opportunity for idea pitching during the Expo.

Applications must be submitted by 31 July 2024 through the following form.

The Award Ceremony will be held on 21 November, 2024 at COEX.
(513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164 Republic of Korea)

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