Pitch your innovations to the world’s largest food, drink and FMCG companies

The University of Cambridge IfM Open Innovation Forum in Food, Drink & FMCG is joining forces with Food Tech Matters to find the best innovation and tech to drive the end-to-end sustainability of the whole sector. This pitch session is a unique opportunity for innovators and technology spin-outs, start-ups and SMEs to pitch their ideas or business to some of the world’s largest food, drink and FMCG companies.

Six selected innovators will be invited to pitch to innovation leaders from across the global value chain, from ingredients and materials (Cargill and Treatt); through packaging (Crown and RPC) and process and technology (SiemensDominoCambridge ConsultantsCampden BRIQUB and The MTC); to brand owners (PepsiCoSuntoryPladis GlobalMoy ParkHeinekenMarsFresca and Samworth) and retail (Boots-Wallgreens).

Only 6 pitching slots available

Only the most exciting, innovative start-ups will be selected to pitch and we’ll be announcing the shortlist on 10 June 2019.

They want to hear from start-ups who can help solve challenges around reducing food waste and re-purposing waste streams, driving down energy, water and resource consumption, raising the end-to-end efficiency of supply networks and improving the sustainability of raw materials, ingredients and packaging.

As well as the opportunity to pitch, ALL finalists will be invited to participate in a Hackathon the following day (Thursday 27 June), working alongside innovators and commercialisation experts from the member companies to explore opportunities to push a collaboration to the next stage.

How do I apply?

  1. Register your interest on the online delegate registration form.  Only registered delegates may apply
  2. You’ll receive an email application form asking for details about your solution
  3. Submit your answers by 7 June 2019 and you’ll be contacted by 10 June 2019 to let you know whether you’ve been successful