Congratulations to our Finalists, who were selected from over 400+ submissions from all over the world! Our Finalists are hard at work refining their business cases to compete for their share of the $1m prize pool and eligibility to the Catalyst Accelerator Program. You can learn more about them here.

The Finalists are working with our esteemed panel of mentors to ensure that their business case is as strong as possible for the Awards Ceremony. Stay tuned to learn more about the teams and their journey leading up to the main event in September.

Until then, stay strong, stay healthy, and stay fresh.

Best regards,
The FoodTech Challenge Team

Food for Thought

UAE FoodTech Challenge reveals 12 Finalists developing innovative solutions to battle food security 
Forbes Middle East, by Jamila Gandhi

Forbes covers the FoodTech Challenge announcement of the 12 shortlisted finalists for the competition, including the diversity of the types of solutions and backgrounds of the companies and individuals.

Dubai lauches hi-tech scheme to boost food security amid challenges of pandemic

The National


H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, has launched the Food Security Dashboard of Dubai.  

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Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority supports the agriculture sector with 5 new projects worth AED 75M

WAM, by Hatem Mohamed


In cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office, the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority recently awarded 5 projects AED 75 million in investments for the private sector to enhance food security.

Minister of State for Food Security launches the UAE Aquaculture Pulse 2020 guideline



H.E. Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, launched the UAE Aquaculture Pulse 2020, a document that outlines and evaluates investment opportunities in the local aquaculture sector. 

Fun Food Facts
Summer in the UAE has officially started, and mangoes are in season.

The mango is a national fruit of not just one country but three: India, the Philippines, and Pakistan. The vitamin content of mangoes vary depending on the maturity of the fruit. Green mangoes have higher vitamin C content, but as they ripen, its vitamin A content increases.
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