The Nutreco Feed & Food Tech Challenge 2022

“What is your breakthrough innovation in Feeding the Future that CANNOT wait?”

Our Global Feed & Food Tech Challenge brings start-ups from around the world together to share their stories, connect with likeminded people and get your ideas validated.

At Nutreco, we stimulate new ways of thinking by embracing innovative and disruptive ideas. Guided by our purpose ‘Feeding the Future’, we have been at the forefront of some of the breakthrough innovations that have made food production more sustainable. But with a world population growing to over 9 billion by 2050 and finite natural resources, we need to step up our efforts.

Breakthrough innovations

We are always looking for the best ideas from the brightest minds. We believe in the value of partnership and in working together towards a sustainable world that can produce more food with fewer resources, to feed a growing global population.

As a start-up with a breakthrough idea, getting your concept funded is probably not your first need.

Whats in it for you?


Your team will compete for a scientific validation dossier supported by Nutreco's scientific capabilities, expertise, and facilities. This challenge will also provide you with valuable feedback from industry and scientific experts. 


Top 15 participants will be assigned an industry expert as a personal mentor. Connect with leading industry and scientific experts and fellow entrepreneurs


Opportunity to pitch in front of a high-profile audience of industry leaders and Nutreco Experts. Be featured on Nutreco Channels and Network. 

More information:

Topic areas
Challenge focus areas explained
Application process
Application conditions
2020 Challenge Recap
Meet the jury
Meet the start-ups
Meet the finalists

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The Nutreco Feed & Food Tech Challenge 2022 application stage is closed. Stay tuned for the selection of the Top 15 start-ups!