QING Innovation Track Finals

Five teams are still in the race to win the QING Innovation Track to achieve a transformation in food systems under climate change. Sign up for watching the finals and enjoy and support the inspiration and innovative work of the teams!

Organised by Wageningen University & Research

Wed 22 September 2021 15:00 to 17:00

Venue Online

The QING Innovation Track is part of the Competition for Climate Adaptation in Food Systems. The competition is organized by CCAFS, WUR, GAIN, IAAS, CSAYN and QING. Leading up to the Pre-COP #All4ClimateItaly and in support of the Global Youth Pledge, #Act4Food #Act4Change.

Programme, 3.00-5.00 pm CEST

3.00-3.10 Intro and welcome
3.10-3.20 Team Agriceng.cloud, Kenya
3.20-3.30 Team Higher Himalaya, Nepal
3.30-3.40 Team The Melt, New Zealand
3.40-3.50 Team Hydropan, Kenya
3.50-4.00 Team Berry-bot, Peru
4.00-4.10 Break
4.10-4.50 Panel discussion about hurdles and future opportunities
4.50-5.00 Closure

Each team has 10 minutes:

  • 3 minutes vlog
  • 3 minutes presentation of the project Summary
  • 4 minutes Q&A with jury, mentors and other teams


  • Dhanush Dinesh, Head of Partnership and Outreach@CCAFS
  • Bram de Vrught, Business Manager@QING
  • Ivo Demmers, Head of Programme Food Security and Valuing Water@WUR


  • Sebastian Wanjala Oggema, Project Manager@SNV/CRAFT, Kenya
  • Geraldine Francia, Team Advisor@Berry-bot, Peru
  • Amos Palfreyman, Projectleader@Food HQ and Partnerships Manager@Sprout
  • Phil Taylor, Science Fellow and Global Open Innovation Lead@Bayer Crop Science
  • Anita Scott, Director@DFE Pharma (NZ) Limited
  • Bidyanath Bhurtel, Country Director@ICCO, Nepal

QING mentors

  • Martin Ruiter: Team The Melt
  • Lars Haarmeijer: Team Agriceng.cloud
  • Tanika Scherbinski: Team Higher Himalaya and Team Hydropan
  • Peter Aleven: Team Berry-Bot


  • Mirjam Troost: WUR Student Challenges
  • Clark Halpern: CSAYN
  • Thomas Westhoff: IAAS