Curious about young entrepreneurial talent in the food system? In this final round of the Feike Sijbesma Sustainable Innovation Award, four startups will pitch for the winner’s title and €25,000. The winner will be announced at the end of the day by Sjoukje Heimovaara, chair of the Executive Board WUR.

The award is an incentive prize for innovative entrepreneurs (<7 years) with a focus on scalable sustainable climate-proof food systems which have a positive impact on society and the environment. Candidates for the award have proven science-based solutions that can make an important contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and provide an answer to the global climate and food security issues we face.

The finalists are rated on their business case and their ability to realize a large-scale transformation for as many people as possible with a positive impact on the environment.

The audience also has the possibility to personally support these young entrepreneurs in achieving their impact on the food system: each startup will discuss a challenge that they need help with, giving the audience the possibility to give their answers and ideas and helping them in their next step.

We will conclude this event with an Ask Me Anything with Feike Sijbesma, former CEO of DSM and name-giver of the award.

The finalists of this year’s Feike Sijbesma Sustainable Innovation Award are:

The Feike Sijbesma Sustainable Innovation Award is organized by the University Fund Wageningen.

May 24 @ 10:00
10:00 — 11:30 (1h 30′)

Stage 2

Feike Sijbesma, Jeroen Feron | Orbisk, Nicolas Weber | Voltiris, Prateek Mahalwar | BIOWEG, Soufiane el Khinifri | Spatialise, Willem Sodderland

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