Future of Food Challenge Concepts

Design XPRIZE challenges to radically disrupt today's food system & change the world - let's make healthy food ultra-affordable & accessible

Challenge Overview

This is your chance to design the next multi-million dollar XPRIZE and change the world, starting with our food systems. We invite you to conceptualize a prize competition that will change the face of food and nutrition on a global scale, by catalyzing new technologies and innovations.

Do you think we could use technology to eradicate hunger? Tackle obesity? Make nutritious food ultra-affordable and ubiquitous? Turn anyone into a superfarmer? Enable the colonization of Mars? Minimize the ecological footprint of food? You don't need to be an engineer, inventor or entrepreneur. Just tell us what the winning teams should do. For examples of active and past XPRIZE competitions, visit xprize.org.

Impact and Recognition

Up to 50 of the best prize concepts and their contributors will be delivered to XPRIZE and presented to over 200 industry leaders and celebrities at the next XPRIZE Visioneers Summit in September 2016. The very best ideas may be included in a roadmap for the future of food and nutrition, and will be the subject of further development in the coming weeks. You have a real chance to make history and make the world a better place!

Today, billions of people are malnourished (hungry, overweight, obese or suffering micronutrient deficiencies). Food has a massive impact on our environment. And we are not ready for the challenges of accelerated job automation, climate change and stagnant growth.

Let's imagine a better Future of Food.

Who We Are

  • The Nutritious Abundance Collaborative is a consortium of passionate food industry experts, interested citizens, and supportive philanthropists that has come together to develop XPRIZE's first food competitions. Please join us by signing up here.
  • XPRIZE is a non-profit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit mankind. Their Board of Trustees includes Elon Musk, James Cameron, Larry Page, Arianna Huffington, and Ratan Tata, among others.
  • The XPRIZE Visioneers Summit is when XPRIZE brings together more than 200 "Visioneers" - a mix of innovators, industry leaders, notable public figures, technology experts, and philanthropists who envision a better future. The Visioneers Summit is part of the XPRIZE strategic approach to evolve and advance its prize designs. We will present this competition's winning ideas at the 2016 Visioneers Summit in California.

What You Can Do To Cause A Breakthrough

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Additional rules

Who can participate:
The Challenge is open to all individuals and teams. To be eligible to compete, you must comply with all the terms of the Challenge as defined in the Challenge-Specific Agreement.

Selection of Winner:
Prizes will be awarded based on judging criteria. The winner(s)' ideas will be presented at the XPRIZE Visioneering Summit in 2016.

Voting (optional):
All votes are subject to review. Any competitor using unfair methods to solicit votes will be automatically disqualified from the challenge.

All Team submission materials must be submitted online on or before July 21, 2016 at 11:59PM PT. No submissions will be accepted after this time. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. All submissions must be received online, via the Challenge website, and all uploads can be in PDF format only. Submission reporting requirements are detailed in Judging. Judges have the right to extend this deadline if needed.

Challenge Guidelines are subject to change. Registered competitors will receive notification when changes are made, however, we highly encourage you to visit the Challenge Site often to review updates.

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