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EatSafe Innovation Challenge

EatSafe Innovation Challenge 2022

Fully Funded
May 23 - Oct 14, 2022
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The EatSafe Innovation Challenge is calling on innovators to share their ideas on how existing food safety innovations can be adapted and applied in traditional markets in Nigeria and Ethiopia.

Take part in the EatSafe Innovation Challenge and make a lasting difference to the health of your fellow citizens!

The challenge will take place between April-October 2022 and will be organized as a global initiative including national pitching events in Nigeria and Ethiopia and a global final event will take place in Denmark.

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  • national and global visibility
  • recognition
  • Also, technical training
  • networking opportunities with leading industry players, investors, researchers, and academia
  • 4 winners from National EatSafe Innovation Challenges will be announced and promoted in an online event
  • In addition, technical support to refine your idea from the IFSS portal team in a design workshop
  • mentoring with a local food safety expert to prepare the finalists to pitch their proposal at the final Demo Day.
  • Moreover, the participants of the global final stand a chance of winning USD 10,000 dollars.


  • Open to entrepreneurs, students, researchers, and other innovators based in Nigeria or Ethiopia.
  • available to travel in October 2022 and adhere to travel rules in Denmark.

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Seven Innovation Categories

  1. Peer learning platforms
  2. Processing
  3. Food waste technology
  4. Sensors for food safety assessment
  5. Retailing and packaging
  6. Urban to rural linkages and food logistics
  7. Platforms for supply chain management

Concept Assessment Criteria

  • Food Safety and Nutritional Benefit
  • Adaptability to LMICs
  • Scalability
  • Environmental Sensitivity
  • Novelty

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  • 30 April: Application deadline
  • 02 – 20 May: Screening of applications by EatSafe and food safety experts
  • 23 May – 17 June: Long-listed applicants attend workshop series on tools to be used to develop the solutions
  • 07 June: World Food Safety Day
  • 20 June – 01 July: Expert EatSafe panel screens applications and selects 10 finalists (5 Nigeria and 5 Ethiopia)
  • 27 June: World SME Day
  • 04 July – 19 August: Global EatSafe Innovation Challenge virtual mentorship program (or in-person)
  • 22 – 26 August: Live pitch event in Nigeria/Ethiopia to select 4 national winners
  • 10 – 14 October: EatSafe Global Final Event Week



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Event Date23 May,2022 to 14 October,2022
Deadline30 April,2022
Field food safety
Open to Ethiopia, Nigeria
OrganizerGlobal Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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