United Nations World Food Programme

Deadline - February 28, 2019

Does your company have the potential to solve hunger? Apply to the Innovation Accelerator of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for mentorship, financial support and access to WFP operations, partners and technical experts. 

Selected teams will be invited to participate in a Bootcamp in Munich, Germany, where they will deep dive field-level challenges, ideate solutions, and refine project plans. WFP will introduce participants to cutting-edge innovation techniques, such as human-centred design and lean start-up, to create viable business models and use cases for WFP and its beneficiaries. 

The weeklong intensive Innovation Bootcamp will culminate with Pitch Night –an opportunity for teams to pitch and shine in front of investors and industry leaders. The goal is to connect teams to a network of people who could help them scale their impact.

Teams may also be selected to participate in a three-to-six-month Sprint Programme, where they may receive up to USD 100,000 in funding, field access, and hands-on support so that they can test the solution’s impact and scalability for WFP. To facilitate implementation, we help teams identify and connect with a broad network of key stakeholders, including private sector and non-profit experts, donors, mentors and WFP country offices.

Submit your project so that together we can accelerate progress towards zero hunger.