2015/16 Thought For Food Challenge for Breakthrough Food Security Projects ($USD 10,000 Prize)

Submission Deadline: December 1st 2015
The 2015/16 Thought For Food Challenge calls on the world’s best and brightest university students to form teams and develop breakthrough projects that address the global challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050.In return, we provide a platform for you to shine, cutting-edge learning tools and resources, world-class mentorship from rockstar experts, innovators and entrepreneurs, the chance to win a trip to the inspirational TFF Global Summit as well as significant funding for your project.
You’ll also join a growing global movement, comprised of friends and supporters who share your passion to make the world a better place.
  • The  Event  is  open  to  individuals  17  years  of  age  or  older  at  the  time  of   registration and  individuals  must  be  enrolled  in  a  university  study program  at  time  of  entry.
  •  In  order  to  participate,  teams  must  be  comprised  of at  least  3  and  no  more  than  5   current  university  students.
  •  Universities  may  enter  multiple  teams.
  • Teams  may  be  comprised  of  students  from  different  universities.

How it works

  • Teams of 3-5 will have until December 1, 2015 at 12:00AM PST to work through the TFF Design Lab, craft their idea and create a compelling pitch.
  • Next, Ten Finalist teams will be selected to move on to Round 2 where they will receive an all expense paid trip to the TFF Summit (Early Spring 2016) and participate in the intensive TFF Startup Bootcamp.
  • One Grand Prize of $10,000 and one Runner Up prize of $5,000 will be awarded at the TFF Summit.


Startup Investments


One Grand Prize winning team will receive a $10,000 grant for their project


One Runner Up team will receive a $5,000 grant for their project


All participating teams get access to the TFF Design Lab and professional mentors representing a variety of fields of expertise.

Travel + Bootcamp

The 10 Finalist teams will receive a trip to a fantastic destination, where they will take part in a custom program to acquire skills and tools that will propel their projects to the next level.

TFF Summit

Finalists will represent their university at the TFF Summit and pitch their ideas to a top-caliber judging panel.


All teams become part of the amazing TFF community of friends and supporters. They also have the chance for their ideas to gain worldwide attention by being profiled in our TFF video productions and by other media.

Ready to uproot the status quo? Join us at www.tffchallenge.com
For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Thought for food Challenge


  1. […] The Thought For Food (TFF) Global Challenge is the world’s leading competition for food and agriculture, calling on young innovators at universities around the world to develop new business solutions that tackle the complex challenges surrounding how to feed and nourish 9+ billion people by 2050.  This year, there are $25,000 in cash prizes up for grabs as well as extensive in-kind support. […]


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