United Arab Emirates

The UAE FoodTech Challenge, organised by the Food Security Center in partnership with Tamkeen, an Abu Dhabi-based company mandated to deliver projects to meet the UAE’s vision of knowledge-based development, is a global competition that seeks innovative solutions to address food security in the region.

The competition supports the UAE’s commitment to providing its population with sufficient, safe and nutritious food, and invites applicants from all backgrounds to join.

University students and early-stage startups with prior experience in urban farming are especially encouraged to apply.

The UAE  is committed to providing its population with sufficient, safe and nutritious food. In pursuit of that ambition, the FoodTech Challenge is a global competition that seeks innovative solutions across the food value chain.

Your idea can apply to any part of the food value chain, whether it is related to food production, food distribution, or food waste management. Your proposal must incorporate adaptive and innovative technologies, make efficient use of natural resources, and be commercially viable. If your idea is intended for adoption by individual households, the UAE Foodtech Challenge organisers have a specific category of award dedicated for this market.

The FoodTech Challenge is not just a business case competition. Regardless of whether you're selected as a winner, if you have a promising business idea, the UAE Foodtech Challenge will support you to bring your idea to the region.

Want to know more?

Find out more details about the UAE Foodtech Challenge and how you can get involved and apply by visting their website.