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In 2018, the Fi Global Startup Innovation Challenge was organised for the third time, during one of UBM’s flagship shows – Health ingredients Europe (Frankfurt, November 2018). It gave startups the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the whole host of F&B industry players that made up the show’s 500+ exhibitors and 10,000+ attendees.
All shortlisted startups had access to the Startup Lounge at the Industry Insights Theatre, where they could meet and network with visitors to Hi Europe. They also had listings in the Hi Europe show catalogue and on ingredients Network, Fi Global’s online product directory.
In 2018 the Fi Global Startup Innovation Challenge categories were:
All winners received one-to-one mentoring from one of the Advisory Board members of the Startup Innovation Challenge. The winners could select which Advisory Board member was most relevant to them.
In addition, each winner could select one of the following prizes:
A digital marketing package in conjunction with ingredients Network
This includes a profile on the ingredients Network directory, the leading product and supplier search engine in the food ingredients industry, plus unique articles and interviews on your company to be shared via the ingredients Network Newsletter. Reach over 150,000 people, and generate quality leads for your business.
Access to ‘Conciergerie’ by Presans
Conciergerie by Presans enables you to engage on-demand with top level experts for industrial innovation. Our Fellows (ex-R&D Directors/CTOs of large-size companies) identify worldwide experts related to your innovation, science and technology questions. Within a couple of days Presans organizes phone call discussions between selected experts and you. The winner of this prize will get the opportunity to raise a question on the Conciergerie platform and to get in contact with worldwide experts .
Deep-dive session with Wageningen University & Research
Receive a tailored session with relevant researchers from Wageningen University & Research, the No.1 food & agri university worldwide. Get advice on your technology/product from a leading industry expert in the relevant field. Receive feedback on your proposition in order to make it ready for the market.
Special offer for V-Label licensing
Benefit from a special discount when you check and register your innovations with the V-Label - the internationally recognized quality seal for the labelling of vegan and vegetarian products. Register your first 5 products for free (no check fee). Additionally there will be no annual fee up to a total turnover of 50000 €. Above you will profit from our special start-up prices to obtain transparency and clarity for your products.
The application process is closed.