Do you have an innovation that can improve health and nutrition? Now is the time to LAUNCH it!

Published November 23, 2016

During the UN General Assembly in New York this September, EAT in collaboration with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and the UN World Food Programme, held a successful high-level dinner that gathered individuals with influence to make a difference in the fight against malnutrition whilst reducing the adverse climate and environmental impact of food production.

At the event the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, Julie Bishop announced LAUNCH Food, an open innovation challenge that seeks creative solutions to help revolutionise the way we eat. The LAUNCH Food Challenge is open until December 7th, so apply and share your creative ideas to transform our global food system.

In partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, USAID and a broad cross-sector network of key opinion leaders and industry players, the LAUNCH Food challenge is looking for supply- or demand side innovations that can improve global health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices. The innovations can range from agriculture technologies and services, to new food products or development approaches. The winning innovators will receive ongoing mentorship and support; aimed at helping them advance their solutions. In addition, the Australian Government has allocated AUD $5 million to support and scale innovations from the Food Challenge.

If you have a creative idea that can help improve global health and nutrition, submit your innovation at: www.launch.org/food before December 7th.

EAT also recognises innovators at the food, health and sustainability nexus through its Global Innovation Award in partnership with Medicon Village. The Global Innovation Award is presented annually at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum and the nomination process for the EAT Global Innovation Award opens in January 2017. For more information please click here.

EAT looks forward to seeing many creative and innovative solutions over the coming year that will contribute to the transformation of our global food system.