TFF 2022 MENA Agri-Food-Tech Challenge

Pitch to win cash prizes and attend the Food For Future Summit & Expo

Innovators across the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region are invited to share their innovative solutions to transform food systems.

The TFF 2022 MENA Agri-Food-Tech Challenge is powered by the global Thought For Food (TFF) Foundation, in partnership with the Food for Future Summit taking place 23-24 February during food and agriculture week at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Who can participate?

The TFF 2022 MENA Challenge call is open to all entrepreneurs from the MENA region who have a solution to create a healthier, more sustainable and resilient food system. We welcome applications from all stages, including idea and prototype stage, as well as post seed-stage funding.

Pitch the best solution

We are on the lookout for the best Changemakers with solutions to truly uproot the status quo. If that’s you – apply!

We are open for startups and teams working on any part of the food system including those developing solutions around:

  • Digitized supply chains
  • Automated urban farming systems
  • Nutritious new foods
  • Sustainable alternative proteins
  • Regenerative smallholder production
  • Circular approaches to reduce food waste

Perks & prizes

  • A chance to win the Grand Prize of US$ 8,000 and the Runner-Up Prize of US$ 4,000.
  • A chance to attend the Food For Future Summit & Expo on 23-24 February 2022 at the Dubai Exhibition Centre

By signing up, you will also gain access to…

  • Unlimited access to the TFF Digital Labs™ collaboration platform.
  • Online training in entrepreneurship/ food systems/ innovation.
  • Global Changemaker community.
  • Ideation & entrepreneurship resources.
  • Industry experts.
  • Community networks.
  • 24/7 support.

Regional impact

Engage and empower local food and ag entrepreneurs and innovators to tackle development challenges through collaboration with the TFF global network and continuous support from the TFF Team during and after the innovation challenge.

Integrate global expertise, processes, pathways and interventions to unlock the potential of innovation in food and agriculture; Scale up inclusive innovations and technologies and to generate synergies between innovators in the MENA region and beyond.

Create an enabling environment to find innovative solutions for transforming the food and agriculture sector.

Build an enabling environment through public-private partnership and co-creation opportunities with diverse participants, practitioners and experts.

Catalyze and boost partnerships, as well as public and private investments to foster and scale up food-Agri-tech innovation.


February 5, 2022
Organizer Thought For Food Foundation
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