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5 more days to apply : Ikea Food Innovation Program
Working with IKEA of Sweden, Impact Hub are looking for innovators and disruptors in the food sector.
The program seeks innovation around the development of protein components, plant-based meat alternatives or creating solutions for re-use of food by-products and waste.
IKEA is a Sweden-based curious company with a constant drive to enable people to live a healthy and better life on the planet.
As one of the world’s largest food providers, IKEA aims to make healthy and sustainable food more affordable and desirable to the people. IKEA Food Innovation Program seeks innovative food ventures in two areas:
- Solutions for re-use of food by-products and waste
- Plant-based, alternative protein sources as ingredients or meat alternatives
Criteria for participation
- Proven innovation in the two areas mentioned above
- Proven business model
- Have a legally registered business
- Speak fluent English language
Benefits Of Participation
- Pitch to Ikea
- Have a chance to be selected to develop a pilot with IKEA.
As one of the world’s largest food providers, IKEA has set a goal that 50 per cent of the main meals offered in its restaurants will be plant-based by 2025. The IKEA Food innovation accelerator program wants to look into alternative proteins, but more on the level of an ingredient rather than a finished meal.
The IKEA Foundation is funded by INGKA Foundation, owner of the Ingka Group of companies. The IKEA Foundation is independent from the retail business with a sole focus on creating brighter lives on a liveable planet through philanthropy and grantmaking. Visit INGKA Foundation’s website.
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