The World Food Forum 2024: Good food for all, for today and tomorrow.
Innovation Lab
INNOVATION LAB
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Innovation for a Better Food Future

The WFF Innovation Lab consists of hands-on competitions for students and young professionals – including research challenges, startup challenges, incubation and acceleration initiatives, bootcamps and networking events – as well as Masterclasses with inspirational and educational content from renowned experts and emerging young leaders on how to nurture innovation for a better food future.

The WFF focuses on transforming agrifood systems to address the climate crisis and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the slogan “ Good food for all, today and tomorrow”. The WFF bring innovators together to raise awareness on the importance of these two issues, with the aim of identifying out-of-the-box, actionable solutions to minimize and mitigate the impact of climate change in our lifetime, while simultaneously increasing global access to sustainable and healthy food.

Get involved

The World Food Forum needs youth volunteers, partners and sponsors to participate, help bring the event to life, and spread the word about the WFF and the key issues facing our global food systems.

If you are a young and ambitious innovator who wants to join the movement and create a better food future with us, sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media to keep up to date on our latest news.

To become a volunteer, partner or sponsor, email us at [email protected].

News

Applications for the second cohort of the WFF Young Scientists Group are now open until 1 March
Applications for the second cohort of the WFF Young Scientists Group are now open until 15 March!
01/02/2023

The World Food Forum (WFF) is happy to announce the open call for applications for the second cohort that will run for a two-year period from 2023 to...

Launch of the Youth Food Lab
Launch of the Youth Food Lab
24/01/2023

The Youth Food Lab is a collaboration between the WFF, WUR, I4Nature and the International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences...

World Food Forum 2022: Innovation Lab Highlights
World Food Forum 2022: Innovation Lab Highlights
08/11/2022

During the WFF annual flagship event, the Innovation Lab hosted its Transformative Research Challenge Finals, the Startup Innovation Awards finals,...

FAO/GTP Hackathon Challenge 2022: Imagining Apps for Sustainable Agriculture
FAO/GTP Hackathon Challenge 2022: Imagining Apps for Sustainable Agriculture
07/11/2022

FAO/GTP Hackathon Challenge 2022: Imagining Apps for Sustainable Agriculture

World Food Forum and Wageningen University & Research announce exciting collaboration plans aimed at empowering young innovators
World Food Forum and Wageningen University & Research announce exciting collaboration plans aimed at empowering young innovators
03/11/2022

During this year's WFF Transformative Research Challenge finals, the World Food Forum (WFF) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) announced...

World Food Forum wraps up five days of melding diverse perspectives to transform agrifood systems
World Food Forum wraps up five days of melding diverse perspectives to transform agrifood systems
21/10/2022

A youth-driven World Food Forum today wrapped up five days of intensive dialogue, networking and investment pitching aimed at addressing the world’s...

WFF Startup Innovation Awards Winners Announced
WFF Startup Innovation Awards Winners Announced
19/10/2022

 In the finals of the World Food Forum Startup Innovation Awards, 4 winners were chosen from 8 finalists who pitched their research ideas...

Transformative Research Challenge Winners Announced
Transformative Research Challenge Winners Announced
18/10/2022

The second day of the five-day WFF Flagship event was devoted to innovation, and began with young researchers pitching their projects at the Transformative...

Winners Announced for 2022 Transformative Research Challenge “Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Special Prize”
Winners Announced for 2022 Transformative Research Challenge “Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Special Prize”
18/10/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) and the Animal Health team of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced the 2022 winners...

World Food Forum opens to galvanize youth engagement, science and innovation and investment in transforming agrifood systems
World Food Forum opens to galvanize youth engagement, science and innovation and investment in transforming agrifood systems
17/10/2022

Aimed at galvanizing change to how our food is produced, delivered and consumed and mitigating a growing global food crisis, a youth-driven World...

Finalists Announced for 2022 World Food Forum Transformative Research Challenge
Finalists Announced for 2022 World Food Forum Transformative Research Challenge
28/09/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) announced the 2022 finalists for the WFF Transformative Research Challenge (TRC).