FEED-X programme invites innovative ideas

26-04-2019 | |
FEED-X programme invites innovative ideas. Photo: Dreamstime
FEED-X programme invites innovative ideas. Photo: Dreamstime

The World Wide Fund (WWF) has started the FEED-X programme to find the next outstanding innovation to radically transform the global feed industry.

The programme is part of Project X, a WWF founded corporate accelerator which helps organisations adopt sustainable innovations in their supply chains.

Focus on salmon and shrimp

FEED-X is done in cooperation with Skretting, Climate-KIC, WWF and IKEA and is welcoming applications for sustainable feed innovations from entrepreneurs eager to commercialise their ideas. The goal of the FEED-X programme is to ensure that the global feed industry can produce enough food to support the growing world population by shifting 10% of global feed production to sustainable sourcing from novel alternative solutions. It aims to do so by 2025 – through sourcing, testing, financing and scaling alternative feed ingredients and technologies that affect feed. The programme will focus on salmon and shrimp; 2 aquaculture species with wholly different feed requirements and industry structures.

How to apply?

The application is a 2-stage process. The organisation invites innovators to fill in the ‘Expression of Interest form’ by the 10th of May, after which they will be provided with the application form. The applications will then be independently reviewed by an expert panel including high-profile individuals from a range of sectors. Applications will be accepted no later than the 15th of May.

Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor