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2023 Startup Innovation Awards (SIA) Finalists Announcement

2023 Startup Innovation Awards (SIA) Finalists Announcement

The WFF Startup Innovation Awards, powered by Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) are a global startup competition established to support and showcase young innovators and entrepreneurs who are harnessing the power of technology to drive the sustainable transformation of agrifood systems in support of ending global hunger and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. For the third edition, we received 400 application submissions from 69 countries across all FAO Four Better categories (Better Production, Better Nutrition, Better Environment, and Better Life).

After Semi-Finals Live Pitch by 34 semifinalist startups, we have selected eight finalists.

They will pitch their startups live at the Startup Innovation Awards Finals during 2023 World Food Forum Flagship at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, on 16-20 October.

Here are the finalists:

Better Production


Better Nutrition


Better Environment


Better Life

Congratulations to the eight finalists of the WFF Startup Innovation Awards for leading the way on transforming our agrifood systems, and good luck for the Finals!