International Award 2017


After the outstanding success of the First Edition hosted in EXPO Milano 2015, UNIDO ITPO Italy launches the Edition 2017 of the International Award “Innovative Ideas and Technologies in Agribusiness”, whose Award Ceremony will be held on 10 May 2017 in Milan within the framework of Seeds & Chips 2017 – The Global Food Innovation Forum to be held at Rho Fiera in Milan, Italy, from next 8 to 11 May 2017. Namely, the Award Ceremony will be hosted within the Special Conference – Inspire Power “Food Security for Developing Countries”.

The aim of the award, promoted in collaboration with the Italian National Research Council and Seeds & Chips, consists in identifying the best technologies and innovative ideas from startups, enterprises, universities and research centers and technology transfer could lead to social and economic improvements if implemented in Developing Countries (DCs); therefore, starting from the crucial role played by agriculture in developing economies and the impact of innovation in Africa, Asia and Latin America, through this contest UNIDO ITPO Italy aims to create a virtuous circle of connections between the private, academic, financial and institutional sectors that will help to provide concrete answers to food security and safety issues, triggering a primary factor for growth and development.

Applications must be received by 10 April 2017, at the following link:

The 2015 edition, organized in collaboration with the Italian National Research Council, under the patronage of EXPO Milano 2015, and hosted within the program of events organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation within the context of the universal exhibition, achieved an outstanding success in terms of visibility and impact on the covered topics, with over 150 spontaneous applications received and evaluated from 30 countries of the world. The follow-up of the 2015 edition also record the achievement of important objectives in terms of Promotion of cutting-edge technologies, Project funding, and concrete activities of technology transfer in benefiting of developing countries.