About the Future of Food Community

XPRIZEXPRIZE Los Angeles, CaliforniaPosts: 192 admin
edited August 2019 in The Future of Food
To support the objectives of The Future of Food Impact Roadmap, we are bringing together academics, innovators, NGOs and development practitioners, philanthropists, public- and private-sector professionals, futurists, farmers, sustainable agriculture experts, energy and climate scientists in this community, together with experts from other relevant fields from around the world.

Your Role

Your participation in this online community is indispensable to the success of this project.

We need your subject-matter expertise, knowledge, and experience to inform and guide us throughout the process of developing this Impact Roadmap.

We want your input to, among other things, identify relevant resources, make sense of the existing research, discover and assess emerging and promising innovations, and validate our analysis.

We will rely on your contributions to identify needed breakthroughs, assess how they solve identified grand challenges, and help us ensure they are audacious yet actionable to help us chart a transformative path for humanity. In this way, an Impact Roadmap forms the foundation for the next generation of XPRIZEs. Contributing to the online community helps us make all this a reality.

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What's In It For You

We know your time is precious, and we appreciate your participation and input.

None of the other benefits below come close to the reward of knowing that you contributed to a truly transformative breakthrough.

We will regularly announce the most prolific community members to recognize their contributions. Participation allows you to:
  • Network with diverse stakeholders.
  • Brainstorm with top experts.
  • Promote your work.
  • Earn rewards, such as online gift cards, XPRIZE gift boxes and trips to XPRIZE labs.

How to Participate

You can participate by commenting on a live discussion or creating your own.

The Future of Food community is divided into five categories. Each contains discussions you can join.
  • About: In addition to background material, the place to provide feedback and suggestions and introduce yourself to the community.
  • Challenges: Here we ask for your suggestions and thoughts on the most pressing challenges facing food systems.
  • Innovations: Discuss and share material and ideas on existing and emerging innovations. Of particular importance to us is discovering and assessing the potential of emerging innovations that could become transformative breakthroughs.
  • Futures: Imagine and construct potential futures of food in 2050.
  • Other Discussions: Everything else, including concepts and definitions, scoping, and methodology.

Need Help?

If you have questions or need help, leave a comment here or contact the community manager, @Nick Ottens, via [email protected].


  • GreenWarriorGreenWarrior Posts: 4
    Hi, I would like to know the winning teams for Xprize idea design contest.I have received a mail as winner for Decoupling Land from Food Production category.Anyone got info??
  • timsilmantimsilman Los Angeles, CAPosts: 58 XPRIZE
    @GreenWarrior are you referring to the design competition for the Future of Forests? I suggest responding to the email you received or checking it for further instructions, if I am understanding your question correctly.
  • lecoutrelecoutre Posts: 6 ✭✭
    Hi everybody,

    wer are running a Research Topic entitled Cultured Meat – Are We Getting it Right? in FRONTIERS in Nutrition. Submissions are still open and we'd be thrilled to have contributions from the Xprize community as well.

    The RT will be visible and the discussion couldn't be more timely.

    Looking forward, Johannes
  • lecoutrelecoutre Posts: 6 ✭✭
    Hi again,

    there are already many different discussions and I believe my post above about the FRONTIERS Research topic should be posted in the "Cultured Meat" discussion.

    On another topic - in my eyes it is important to have a discussion about meal replacements and synthetic food as well somewhere. Think Soylent or Plumpy'nut.
  • NickOttensNickOttens Community Manager Barcelona, SpainPosts: 878 admin
    I'm afraid I can't move your comments from one discussion to another, but feel free to repost it!
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