Prizes

2018


We were honored to be a part of our forth Thought For Food (TFF) Summit that took place in Rio de Janeiro July 23 – 27, 2018. Thought For Food (TFF) is the world’s leading platform for Next Generation Innovation and Collaboration to address global food and nutrition security. The movement brings together bold, unconventional thinkers and doers from all disciplines and parts of the globe, who are dedicated to developing breakthrough solutions to one of the biggest questions facing our future: how do we feed 9+ billion people by 2050?

The Kirchner Food Fellowship awarded a $5,000 prize to the team that the Kirchner Food Fellows judged based on the following criteria – market readiness, impact, scale, market size, and implementation strategy.

This year, the Kirchner Food Fellows selected an innovative company based in the United Kingdom: Aeropowder. This pioneering team uses treated waste feathers to make thermal shipment linings for boxes, reducing the need for polystyrene containers while providing the necessary thermal insulation for the efficient packaging and transportation of food products.

Polystyrene is almost ubiquitous in modern day food industry, appearing in virtually every step of the production chain, from its use among ingredients to the final delivery of the food. “I loved that they turn a problem into many solutions,” said Kirchner Food Fellow, Adrian Garcia-Casarrubias. “They use a food industry waste product to reduce food waste in the supply chain, all while reducing the use of polystyrene, which is polluting the sea and land all over the world.”

2017


We were honored to be a part of our third Thought For Food (TFF) Summit that took place in Amsterdam May 26-27, 2017. Thought For Food (TFF) is the world’s leading platform for Next Generation Innovation and Collaboration to address global food and nutrition security. The movement brings together bold, unconventional thinkers and doers from all disciplines and parts of the globe, who are dedicated to developing breakthrough solutions to one of the biggest questions facing our future: how do we feed 9+ billion people by 2050?

The Kirchner Food Fellowship awarded a $5,000 prize to the team that the Kirchner Food Fellows judged based on the following criteria – market readiness, impact, scale, market size, and implementation strategy.

and the winner was… AgroSpheres. AgroSpheres has developed a technology for degrading pesticides to make the harvesting process safer and more lucrative for hard working farmers.

The grand prize winner was … Cultivando Futuro.

Congratulations to all the teams and Thought for Food for another amazing Summit!

2016


We were very proud to sponsor the Thought For Food (TFF) Challenge that took place in Zurich in early April. TFF is an amazing organization that supports high-impact next-generation global leaders at universities around the world to use cutting edge tools to find innovative solutions to one of the biggest challenges facing our future. Their main event every year was the annual TFF summit where 10 teams out of hundreds of applicants pitched to a panel of judges for the Thought for Food Grand Prize of $10,000.

The Kirchner Food Fellowship also awarded a $5,000 prize to the team that the Kirchner Food Fellows judged based on the following criteria – impact, revenue model, scale, market size, and implementation strategy.

and the winner was… Peer-to-Peer Probiotics. P2P shareable probiotics is engineered to produce vitamins and designed to be used with any fermented food to increase its nutritional value.

The grand prize winner was … Kulisha.

Congratulations to all the teams and Thought for Food for another amazing Summit!

2015

We are very proud to have been a sponsor of the Thought For Food (TFF) Challenge that took place in Lisbon, Portugal in February. TFF is an amazing organization that supports high-impact next-generation global leaders at universities around the world to use cutting edge tools to find innovative solutions to one of the biggest challenges facing our future. Their main event every year was the annual TFF summit where 10 teams out of hundreds of applicants pitched to a panel of judges for the Thought for Food Grand Prize of $10,000.

This year the Kirchner Food Fellowship also awarded a $5,000 prize to the team that the Kirchner Food Fellows deemed was the best idea.

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and the winner was… Team Aahaar from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. They have created a sensing Module with Automatic Recognition Technology that has the potential to transform cold storage in India and around the world.

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Congratulations to Team Aahaar. Congratulations are also in order for Team InnoVision who won the $10,000 grand prize. Over the course of the months leading up to the event, Team Innovision was mentored by one of our Directors, Steve Dauphin. Steve and the entire Kirchner team wish Team Innovation well as they move forward with their business.

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