Upcoming Food Systems Student Challenges

Published on
April 30, 2021

Take a look at the Transformative Research Challenge organized by the World Food Forum and the Food Systems Game Changers Lab organized by Thought for Food, the Rockefeller Foundation, Ideo and EAT. Leading up to the UN Food Systems Summit in September/October 2021, these challenges call for ideas, initiatives and innovations that have the potential to bring positive systemic change.

On 29 April WUR Student Challenges and Table organized an info session on upcoming Food Systems Challenges. Students from Wageningen University & Research and students from universities worldwide were informed and got the space to link up with other students and create teams.

Transformative Research Challenge

  • Speakers: Edward Bogart and Carolina Pulido Ariza, World Food Forum/ FAO

If you are a young-at-heart researcher or an aspiring researcher with an innovative research idea to help end hunger and transform global food systems, apply for the opportunity to showcase at the WFF virtual stage in October 2021.

Food Systems Game Changers Lab

  • Speaker: Christine Gould, Thought for Food

The Global Open Call for solutions (first phase) will close on May 14, 2021. For the purposes of the Food Systems Game Changers Lab, a solution is an idea, initiative, or innovation that has the potential to bring positive systemic change. The lab is interested in solutions in all stages of readiness—from ideas to prototypes to fully implemented—and at all scales—from local to city, country, region, and global.

Connect with students across universities!

Students can post their idea in this Facebook group and look for team members.