World Food Provision Innovation Challenge2022 Apply to receive up to US $100,000 in equity-free funding, mentorship and access to the world’s largest humanitarian organization
The World Food Provision Innovation Challenge involve Applications in search of game-changing ideas to create stronger, more sustainable food systems, addressing hunger at the basis and galvanizing international cooperation on food security.
The fact that 811 million people still attend bed hungry each night suggests that food systems — the trail that food travels from field to our plates — aren’t meeting the requirements of all people.
World Food Provision Innovation Challenge have seen that some food systems can easily be disrupted by climate shocks, COVID-19 and violent conflict. Even
in stable environments, people have limited access to nutritious food due to geographic isolation, socioeconomic inequalities, or weak commercial markets.
This year’s campaign challenges us to innovatively rethink our food systems.
We are trying to find disruptive innovations for fighting hunger in areas like resilience to shocks and stress; access to safe and nutritious food; and advancing equitable livelihoods for all.
Read the involve Applications and Apply Below!
Start-Ups and corporations
Do you have an innovation which will end hunger? we would like to support you.
Are you an innovator at WFP? Let’s work together to style bold solutions.
2022 Programme Dates (Timeline)
•2022 Cohorts Cohort I Cohort II Cohort III
31 October 2020
6 April 2022
•TBC Innovation Bootcamp
7-11 February 2022
20-24 June 2022
•TBC Pitch Event
18 February 2022
30 June 2022
What we provide (Benefits)
•Access to WFP Operations
•Apply to receive up to $100,000 in equity-free funding, with further funding dependent upon progress and measurable achievement of key targets.
•Successful teams will work with WFP units on the bottom to further develop and refine their solutions.
•You’ll have the prospect to figure with technical and industry mentors who will provide guidance and accelerate your progress.
•Teams are going to be ready to tap into and leverage our strong network of public, private, and government partners to accelerate implementation.
How It Works
•Apply for an Innovation Bootcamp- This Innovation Bootcamps are five-day, high-intensity workshops to assist your team dive deep into challenges, ideate solutions and refine your project plans.
Twice a year, we source up to 10 teams supported a competitive application process with a 1 percent acceptance rate, offering a life-changing experience with expert mentors and facilitators.
Over 50 percent of participating teams continue to receive funding and support.
•Take the stage at an exclusive pitch event
On the Judgment Day of every Innovation Bootcamp, you’ll have the prospect to pitch your project to an audience of potential partners, investors, and officials at an exclusive, invite-only pitch event.
Take the stage to inform your story and compete for non-dilutive cash awards.
WFP Innovation Challenge provide dedicated coaching and mentorship to assist you develop and refine your winning pitch.
•Sprint from idea to impact
World Food Provision Innovation Challenge Sprint Programme is an intense six-month acceleration programme that matches innovators and startups with exceptional support to sprint from idea to impact.
Apply to Sprint Programme for access to US $100,000 in funding, world-class mentors, results-driven programming, and WFP’s vast field operations. on the average , our Sprint projects hit 69 percent of their targets within six months.
•Zero in on what works, pre-scale
The pre-scale phase may be a period to retool and prepare your project before full entry to the Scale-Up Enablement Programme.
•We provide access to best-in-class mentors and experts to assist you zero in on what works and map your path to scale.
•Scale-up for global impact
We select high-impact innovations for our Scale-Up Enablement Programme, featuring tailored strategic planning, fundraising, communications, knowledge management and mentorship support.
We scale-up innovations that have the potential to significantly disrupt hunger by improving the livelihoods of over 100,000 people, increasing efficiency and effectiveness across multiple countries.
On average, our scale-up projects raised US $2 million in funding in 2019 alone.
•Graduate within and beyond WFP
WFP Innovation Challenge match projects with sponsors to enable their sustainable graduation, internally or externally from WFP.
Internally, we offer dedicated support to integrate scale-up projects into relevant WFP divisions or business units.
Externally, we offer matchmaking support to assist find the simplest partners and develop exit strategies to assist projects become standalone, profitable businesses.
•If you’re a start-up…
•Your start-up must be incorporated at the time of application. It are often for profit or not-for-profit.
•Your innovation must a minimum of be at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage.
•Proof-of-concept and initial traction is preferred.
•Your solution should be financially viable.
•Your proposal must show how working with WFP will serve your long-term strategy.
•If you’re a WFP employee…
•Your team must have evidence of Country Office support and management buy-in.
•You are encouraged to use , no matter your contract type or function.
WFP Innovation Challenge accept project applications from WFP employees who are collaborating with NGOs, government or private sectors.
How WFP Innovation Challenge Select Innovations
Applications submitted to the WFP Innovation Accelerator are assessed consistent with a typical set of criteria, and are reviewed by both WFP and external experts.
Please note that we prioritize projects that are designed alongside our core users—vulnerable communities—and that show initial traction and market validation to make sure impact and maximize cost effectiveness. We are trying to find innovations that meet the subsequent expectations:
Impact for the people we serve and potential to succeed in Zero Hunger
Feasibility, including time to deliver impact, technology maturity, and user traction
Level of innovation
Financial sustainability with a transparent business case that doesn’t believe WFP funding
Team strength, experience, and commitment