Today’s siloed food system creates huge opportunities to use connected, smart data to drive food to best and highest value. (Whether for people, animals, or energy.)
What problems will be solved with this prize? What breakthroughs will solve these problems?
Improve food security, reduce hunger
Improve nutritional outcomes
Prevent food waste
New sources of energy
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Drive more equitable $ share
Improve food safety
Help farmers make better decisions about what and when to produce
What are teams required to demonstrate? How long should they be given to do so? Write down your “winning team will” statement.
Real-time product tracking
Integrate with existing systems
At least map for one crop (consider highly perishables: fruit and vegetables, then meat)
End-to-end protocol demonstrated for live diversion potential (whether for manufacturing into value-added product, donation animal feed, energy creation)
Key data sets TBD for movement/logistics, nutritional profile, shelf-life potential.
Prize purse: How much and why? Will there be milestone prizes in addition to the grand prize?
Milestone prize for either:
Whole crop proof then a complex CPG product chain
Simple number of chain players to a higher number of players
What is the desired impact that this prize will have on people, our planet, and the sector/industry?
Fruit and vegetable perishability cut from 45% to 22.5% within 3-5 years.
More equitable data sharing by all food system actors.
After the prize is won, how will these solutions be deployed at scale?
Scale to other value chains, products.
What barriers might exist?
Requires access and information from many stakeholders.
What “impact activities” could we run during or after the prize?
Sense of incentive design for data sharing.