2019 TFF Challenge Where Next-Gen Innovation Happens

Deadline: 24 January 2020
Open to: individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 at time of entry
Benefits: finalists will receive an full expense-paid trip for up to five (5) team members


The TFF Challenge is an annual collaborative prize competition that creates successful, socially responsible food and agriculture startups in all parts of the world.

The TFF Challenge calls on the next generation of changemakers from all parts of the world to create breakthrough solutions for sustainable and inclusive food systems. They are looking for locally-relevant solutions that address a wide range of pressing challenges across all parts of the food value chain—from production to distribution through to consumption and waste. By signing up, you will gain access to the TFF Digital Labs and have the chance to win travel, perks and cash prizes.


The Challenge is open to individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 at time of entry (each, an “eligible participant”). In order to participate, teams must be comprised of at least 2 and no more than 5 eligible participants. Teams may be comprised of eligible participants from the same or different disciplines, communities, countries, universities, etc. Only one entry per team. Employees, vendors and contractors of Foundation and of Foundation donors or their affiliates are not eligible to enter or win.


Finalists will receive an expense-paid trip for up to five (5) team members (“Trip”) to the location of the TFF Academy and TFF Summit. The prize includes (a) round-trip economy-class airfare from Finalists place of residence to the location of the TFF Academy and TFF Summit, (b) hotel accommodations for the duration of the TFF Academy and TFF Summit, (c) round trip airport transportation, and (d) meals during the TFF Academy and TFF Summit. Any taxes due on the Round 1 prize shall be the sole responsibility of Finalist. At TFF’s discretion, and if so directed by Finalists or required by applicable law, in TFF’s sole determination, all or part of the portion of the prize may be paid by TFF directly to the appropriate taxing authority on behalf of Finalist. Prize does not include assistance with other travel costs, document fees, application costs, or other expenses associated with obtaining a passport or visa, if required. No substitution of prizes is permitted. Prize is not assignable or transferable. Limit one prize per Finalist. If Finalist cannot take the Trip for any reason, Finalists will forfeit the prize and TFF may, at its option and in its sole discretion, select an alternate Finalist or the prize may not be awarded. All of the prize elements are subject to change and shall be determined by TFF in its sole discretion.

How to apply?

To enter, sign up via tffdigitallabs.org

For more information, please visit the official web page.