Impact Hub a Nigerian-based innovation centre in collaboration with IKEA calls on food innovators to apply for its IKEA Food Innovation Program.
The program seeks innovation around the development of protein components, plant-based meat alternatives or creating solutions for re-use of food by-products and waste.
IKEA is a Sweden-based curious company with a constant drive to enable people to live a healthy and better life on the planet.
As one of the world’s largest food providers, IKEA aims to make healthy and sustainable food more affordable and desirable to the people.
IKEA Food Innovation Program seeks innovative food ventures in two areas:
- Solutions for re-use of food by-products and waste
- Plant-based, alternative protein sources as ingredients or meat alternatives
Criteria for participation
- Proven innovation in the two areas mentioned above
- Proven business model
- Have a legally registered business
- Speak fluent English language
Benefits of participation
Pitch to IKEA
Have the chance to be selected to develop a pilot with IKEA
How to apply
Startups developing solutions around food innovation can go ahead to apply here. The deadline for application is Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
As one of the world’s largest food providers, IKEA has set a goal that 50 per cent of the main meals offered in its restaurants will be plant-based by 2025.
IKEA is now scouting for potential start-ups to join a Food Innovation Accelerator Program to reach the goals.
Through this program, IKEA aims to collaborate with start-ups to find sustainable and innovative solutions and accelerate the food business development.
The IKEA Food innovation accelerator program wants to look into alternative proteins, but more on the level of an ingredient rather than a finished meal.
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