Reward and Award Ceremony

At the end of the selection process the jury will select 5 winners: one for the category “Women”, one for the “Young – Under 35” and 3 for the overall category.

Winners will be contacted in the days following the date of closure of the call for proposals and invited to the Award Ceremony scheduled on May 10, 2017 in Milan within the framework of Seeds & Chips, The Global Food Innovation Summit to be held in Rho Fiera Milano from 8 to 11 May 2017.

Specifically, the Award Ceremony will take place during the Special Conference – Inspire Power “Food Security for Developing Countries”.

The winners will also be offered the following services:

  • Opportunity to participate as a keynote speaker and guest of honor in the Special Conference – Inspire Power “Food Security for Developing Countries” in Seeds & Chips;
  • Submission of the winner project proposals to MATERIAS, An Early Stage Accelerator for Combined Innovative Startup, in order to evaluate the eligibility for its acceleration program (the assessment will be carried out by the scientific/industrial board and internal investors);
  • Realization of an ad hoc web page on the winner innovative idea and / or technology within the UNIDO ITPO Italy’s institutional website ( and assistance in defining a project’s promotional strategy;
  • UNIDO ITPO Italy’s honest brokering services to access, through ad hoc promotional activities, to the worldwide UNIDO and ITPOs network with the aim to guarantee the maximum visibility to the winner proposal and foster the conclusion of international technical and financial partnerships.

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