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Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge 2018

What's in for you?

As a start-up with a breakthrough idea, getting your concept funded is probably not your first need – it’s validation, or proof that it works. This is what the Nutreco FeedTech Challenge has to offer to you. 

  • Anyone can participate, as long as you have an innovative feed tech product, concept or service
  • The Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge platform offers a new way of sharing ideas and concepts. If you enter the challenge, Nutreco experts and scientists will enrich and strengthen your innovation.
  • After the closure of the Challenge on 2 April, Nutreco experts will choose the 10 finalists that will be invited to the Netherlands to receive extensive guidance and training during the two-day Nutreco FeedTech Challenge Event in  Amersfoort [28-29 May 2018].
  • 29 May our Esteemed jury will select the top 3 that will pitch at F&A Next, F&A Next hosts investors, farmers, food & agribusiness executives and opinion leaders for one and a half day of pitching, networking and debating the dynamics in food and agriculture.
  • The winner gets a unique prize : a scientific on-farm validation trial, including extensive validation report. This is the ultimate test of your innovation and will belong to you.
  •  The 10 finalists will get free tickets to  F&A Next [30 -31 May in the Netherlands]

Application process

 From 9 February to 2 April 2018 the platform is open.

  • Ideas will be checked by The Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge team before going live.
  • Once approved by the moderator, ideas are visible to all other users of the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge Community; ideas can be viewed, commented on and voted on by the community.
  • Over the  “challenge” period (9 February – 2 April 2018) you will be asked to pass milestones which may include gathering votes from the community, answering additional questions, adding information about your idea or submitting a full business case.
  • Only the moderator can edit or change information already posted. You may be asked to add information to your idea post as part of a milestone. 
  • Full business case submission will be done per email and information will be kept confidential. Non-disclosure agreements will be offered to the participants achieving this milestone.
  • You must complete all milestones to be eligible for the finals
  • After 2 April 2018, The Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge Team selects ten ideas that will participate in the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge Event.
  • The top 10 will be invited to the Netherlands for the final event where an expert jury will select the top 3.
  • The final event will take place in Amersfoort 28 and 29 May - experts will coach and train the contestants to further improve their innovation. 
  • On 29 May the jury selects the top 3 that will pitch at F&A Next. All the finalist will get tickets to attend F&A Next event
  • 30 May at F&A Next  the jury and public vote decide the winner, who wins a scientific on-farm validation trial. 

Selection process

Intellectual property (see also FAQ's and Community Specific Terms of Use)

  • If you or your organisation owns any intellectual property rights in the idea included in your application, those rights will remain your property
  • You must ensure you are or your organisation is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property relevant to your application and that the submission and assessment of your application will not breach any right or interest of any third party.
  • As a user who contributes or comments on any other submitter’s idea, you waive any claim to the intellectual property rights in that idea.