What is the Food Waste Challenge?
An innovation competition, looking for innovative ideas to battle food waste.

Why are you doing this?
We want a world with zero food waste. And we believe entrepreneurs, innovators, and scientists have the ideas that can change the world. Read our vision and strategy document here.

Who is behind this?
Global Shapers Stockholm. We are a non-profit organization started by the World Economic Forum to work on local and global challenges.

Why are you focusing on food waste?
An estimated one-third of all the food produced in the world goes to waste. Food waste is responsible for 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions.2 Battling food waste is a huge challenge and that’s why it excites us.

Who can apply to the food waste challenge?
Anyone can apply!

How do you select the best ideas?
We have a panel of experts representing different parts of the food system (VCs, academics, entrepreneurs, governmental agencies, and corporate). Together with our experts, we will review each idea based on its feasibility, scalability, commercialization, and novelty.

How do I get in touch with you?
Email us at hello[at]foodwastechallenge.org

What will happen if my idea wins?
We will hand out a grant sponsored to you and your team, and connect you with mentors from the food industry, to help you validate and realize your idea.