How to apply for WFF Startup Innovation Awards 2023/2024 Application Form

How to apply for WFF Startup Innovation Awards 2023/2024 Application Form


Registration form portal for 2023/2024 World Food Forum (WFF) Startup Innovation Awards is open for interested innovators and entrepreneurs – register online before deadline.

About the program


World Food Forum (WFF) Startup Innovation Awards powered by Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) are a global startup competition established to support and showcase 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.

Made possible through a strategic partnership with XTC, the world’s largest startup competition for entrepreneurs addressing global challenges, these awards aim to elevate the next generation of entrepreneurs who are creating new technologies and innovations to benefit our planet and the agrifood systems we need to thrive.

Requirements for 2023/2024 World Food Forum (WFF) Startup Innovation Awards

The competition is open to companies whose work impacts any element of agrifood systems: production, aggregation, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal of food products that originate from agriculture, forestry or fisheries; and parts of the broader economic, societal and natural environments in which they are embedded.

Program Schedules:


Phase I: Launch

2 May 2023: Launch of the WFF Startup Innovation Awards, powered by XTC, during UN STI Forum via our website, mailing list, and social media.

15 June 2023: Deadline for new applications.


Phase II: The WFF-XTC Startup Cup

June – October 2023: The WFF-XTC selection team will narrow down the list of entrants to an initial group of shortlisted startups to be highlighted on our website and participate in the September semi-finals.

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The eight finalist startups across the Four Betters will then give their pitches to the panel of judges in a session during the World Food Forum flagship event in 16-20 October, with the final award for each of the categories of the Four Betters in relation to the 2023 theme: “Agrifood systems transformation accelerates climate action”, as well as one overall winner, the WFF Startup Innovation of the Year Award, to be delivered in the WFF Innovation Award Ceremony.

How to register for 2023/2024 World Food Forum (WFF) Startup Innovation Awards

Register online here

Successful applicants will be contacted for interview and selection.

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