World Food Congress Competitions - deadline fast approaching

March 12, 2018

The World Food Congress offers a number of awards and competitions to encourage, highlight and recognise innovation and leadership in food science and technology in both industry and academia. Nominate candidates or apply for the following awards and competition before 1 April 2018!

Young Scientist Awards
The Young Scientist Competition, begun in 2006, continues to offer young scientists unique access to and insight into the World Food Congress, its expert speakers and the food scientists and technologists attending. Seven young scientists in their first post-doctoral position, first academic position, age 35 or under, will be selected from nominees to attend the Congress.  Each young scientist will address a global audience with his or her research following a plenary speaker. He or she will then join over 2000 other food scientists and technologists to experience this global event.

Food Science Students Fighting Hunger – Global Student New Product Development Competitions
The purpose of this competition is to encourage food science and technology undergraduate students to use their knowledge and skills to develop innovative food products to fight hunger. Students are challenged to develop a nutritious product based on regional raw materials and technologies. The primary focus is on the practical application of scientific and technological principles with the concern for safety, sensory acceptability, shelf life, health and marketability.

Food Safety Without Borders Graduate Student Paper Competition
Food Safety has been identified as a key focus area for IUFoST that requires local solutions based on globally applicable principles. Food science and technology students enrolled in a M.Sc. or Ph.D. programme are invited to submit an academic paper with the objective of enhancing global food safety. The paper should address a food safety issue arising from an indigenous food from their home country or region in a practical  way

IUFoST Rose Spiess Award for a Sustainable Food Supply – Student Video Competition
Food science and technology plays an important role of ensuring the health and wellbeing of people around the world and is essential to resolving food safety and sustainability challenges now and in the future. In the past during times of need many solutions to stabilize food supply have been developed, solutions which are to some extent forgotten by now on the other hand modern technologies offer new ways to utilize agricultural production in a highly profitable way. How that happens is unique to each country – even to the community level within each country.

Nominate canidates or apply for these awards and competition soon, as the deadline of 1 April 2018 is fast approaching!

For more information on the World Food Congress Competitions visit the IUFoST website.

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