WFP’s Innovation Accelerator


WFP’s Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. We support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach.

The Accelerator believes the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, but identifying and testing solutions in an agile way.  It is a space where the world can find out what works and what doesn’t in addressing hunger – a place where we can be bold, and fail as well as succeed.

Does your company have the potential to solve hunger? Apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator and receive up to 100,000 USD in funding, mentorship from industry experts and access to the world’s largest humanitarian organisation.

Apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator for a chance to get access to mentorship, financial support, and WFP operations, partners and technical experts. Submit your application by 1 April 2018.

Selected teams will be invited to participate in a bootcamp, to be held 4-8 June 2018 in Munich, Germany, where they will use human-centred design and lean start-up to deep dive field-level challenges, ideate solutions, and refine project plans, alongside mentors and industry experts. On 7 June 2018, the weeklong intensive program will culminate with Pitch Night – an opportunity for projects to shine in front of investors and industry leaders.

Teams may also get an an opportunity to develop their projects through our Sprint Programme, where they are eligible to receive up to USD 100,000 in funding, field access, and hands-on support.

Apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator

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