World Food Forum (WFF) Startup Innovation Awards 2024

Deadline: 8th of June, 2024

The 2024 World Food Forum (WFF) Startup Innovation Awards are now accepting applications. In order to support and highlight innovators and entrepreneurs who are using technology to propel the sustainable transformation of agrifood systems in support of eradicating world hunger and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the WFF Startup Innovation Awards, powered by Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), were established.

The WFF Theme 2024: Good food for all, for today and tomorrow


  • The WFF Startup Innovation Awards will provide the finalists travel allowance to the finals during the flagship event in Rome, global visibility, the chance to raise capital, network with global entities (governments, United Nations agencies, corporations, investors, partners), the chance to join WFF startup accelerator programmes to scale up their innovative solutions and technological breakthroughs, and a total of USD 30 000 in prizes.


  • 8 May 2024: Launch of the WFF Startup Innovation Awards, powered by XTC, during UN STI Forum via our website and social media.
  • 8 June 2024: Deadline for new applications.
  • June – October 2024: 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.

Click here to apply 

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