The FEED-X programme is now at a key stage of accelerating innovations across the feed sector.
The aim of the FEED-X programme is to ensure the global feed industry can produce enough food to support the growing world population, by shifting 10 per cent of global feed production to sustainable sourcing, from novel alternative solutions. It aims to do so by 2025 through sourcing, testing, financing and scaling alternative feed ingredients and technologies that affect feed.
FEED-X has secured lead partner support from Nutreco, one of the largest animal and aquaculture feed suppliers in the world, and its aquaculture division, Skretting, which represent a significant share of the global feed market and EUR 5.9 billion in purchasing power. Financial support for the FEED-X programme has also come from IKEA, WWF and EIT Climate-KIC, and technical support from UNEP-One Planet and Cambridge University.
The coordinated approach between organisations in the FEED-X programme gives entrepreneurs rare access to markets and allows them to commercialise their outstanding sustainable alternative feed solutions at scale. So far, the programme focuses on salmon and shrimp, two aquaculture species with wholly different feed requirements and industry structures.
To develop its impact, the project is now searching for new consortium partners and has opened the search for the next big innovation to radically transform the global feed industry. It is welcoming applications for sustainable feed innovations from entrepreneurs eager to commercialise their ideas.
How to apply
The application is a two-stage process. Innovators are invited to fill in the expression of interest form by 10 May, after which they will be provided with the application form. The applications will then be independently reviewed by an expert panel, including high-profile individuals from a range of sectors.
Applications will be accepted no later than 15 May 2019.
For details on how your organisation can partner or support the project, please contact Catherine Laurent-Polz, Portfolio Manager, EIT Climate-KIC.