UNIDO ITPO Italy concluded with an extraordinary and unprecedented success the II Edition of the International Award 2017 “Innovative Ideas and Technology on Agribusiness” with over 330 applications for innovative ideas and technologies from 80 countries and 5 continents around the world.
This Second Edition of the Award, organized in collaboration with the Italian National Research Council and Seeds & Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit – under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, registered double the number of applications compared to 2015, when we organized the award in the context of EXPO Milan, maintaining the same goal of selecting the best solutions in the agtech and foodtech sectors to improve the socio-economic and food safety and security conditions in developing countries.
The winners will be announced in the context of the Official Award Ceremony within Seeds & Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit, as part of the Special Conference – Inspire Power “Food Security for Developing Countries” to be held on 10 May 2017 in Milan. The high-level event will be a unique occasion to present the winning ideas at the presence of top investors, entrepreneurs and managers in this field.
This year’s edition of Seeds & Chips will be marked by the participation of former-US President Barack Obama. Our event will be attended by a series of high-level speakers, including: Ms. Kerry Kennedy – President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; H.E. Pietro Sebastiani – Director General of Italian Development Cooperation; H.E. Maria Manuela Lucas – Ambassador of Mozambique to Italy.