The World Food Forum 2024: Good food for all, for today and tomorrow.
Innovation Lab

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].


Masterclasses for a Better Food Future: Experiences from Japan about food systems in a circular economy

In close collaboration with the Academy of Gastronomy Japan, the Government of Japan and the FOOD LOSS BANK...

WFF Masterclass: Hungry for a Kinder World

Young aspiring entrepreneurs and sustainable diet enthusiasts of all ages are invited to imagine a more generous future of food on 28 September 2021...

WFF Masterclass: Success Mindset - Entrepreneurial Skills for Youth Action

Young aspiring entrepreneurs and change-makers of all ages are invited to discover the secrets of a “Success Mindset” on 22 September 2021 in an interactive,...

Finalists announced for 2021 World Food Forum Transformative Research Challenge

The World Food Forum announces the 2021 finalists for the Transformative Research Challenge. For researchers and aspiring researchers who are committed...

WFF Masterclass: Foodtech Venture Day – Japan

The World Food Forum (WFF), in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Japanese business and...

Finalists Announced for 2021 World Food Forum Startup Innovation Awards

The World Food Forum (WFF), in partnership with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), announce the 2021 finalists for the WFF Startup Innovation Awards. The...

Launching a new visual language for food
Launching a new visual language for food! Join a global initiative to create a shared visual language to describe our food systems

The global pandemic has highlighted the need for worldwide coordination on food security, equity, and transparency, and has also demonstrated that our...

World Food Forum launches ‘Startup Innovation Awards’ in partnership with the Extreme Tech Challenge

The World Food Forum powered by Global Youth, today announced a partnership with the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) to launch an international competition...

Meet our Transformative Research Challenge Expert Reviewers and Become a Mentor

Sixteen specialists from FAO and the WFF’s partners have accepted the challenge to become expert reviewers for our Transformative Research Challenge...

WFF Masterclass: Integral Ecology

Young economists, entrepreneurs and change-makers are invited to explore models for infusing economics with ethical values on 15 July 2021 in a 90-minute...

WFF Masterclass: Leveraging Youth-Led Community Supported Agriculture for Sustainable Food Systems

Join the World Food Forum (WFF) on 22 June, 2021, as it kicks off its Innovation Masterclass series with the interactive webinar, “Leveraging Youth-Led...

TRC: Deadline extended to 27 June

Use this extra time to refine your submission for the World Food Forum Transformative Research Challenge. Do not miss this opportunity to transform...