EXPO Innovation Challenge aims to promote and inspire smart food production by attracting and connecting talented minds to create solutions to real challenges through purpose-driven tech. The challenge seeks to bring together the most innovative, daring and talented programmers, entrepreneurs and designers, and provide them with a supporting environment to build high-impact and scalable solutions under the theme “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life” in less than 72 hours.
During the weekend, the selected participants will receive skill-sessions related to coding, design thinking, and pitching, as well as inspirational sessions delivered by industry-experts. Participants have the chance to pitch their own ideas relating to the theme of the event, and, if selected, work on them in groups. Participants also have the option to tackle the real-life case study related to innovation within the food industry value chain developed by our Premium Sponsor, DAFZA, a leading Dubai free trade zone.
The winning teams will be awarded up to 20,000 EUR and have the opportunity to go through an unique process of incubation and mentorship, provided by leading European incubation hubs for 6 months, in order to give them an opportunity to develop their ideas into successful startups. During this period, the startups will be supported by mentors, tutors and various industry experts.