Local EAT Award 2017

Published January 31, 2017

Innovation often starts small and local. The Local EAT Award 2017 aims to highlight sustainability - related food products, food services or food initiatives in Sweden and Norway that create value for both individuals and businesses. This Award is a joint initiative with our partners at Nordic Choice Hotels, the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises and the Swedish Federation of Business Owners.

APPLY TODAY FOR THE LOCAL EAT AWARD
(Click here for Norwegian version)

It needs to be easier to choose food that is good for you, animal welfare and the environment. We do not have all the solutions, but maybe you do?

The Local EAT Award aims to discover Scandinavia’s new food entrepreneur – an innovator who is developing a novel solution addressing the food-health-sustainability nexus. We are looking for innovations within a range of domains, from new farming methods to food waste management, innovative production technologies and alternative commodities. The winner will receive a prize of NOK 100 000!

WHO CAN APPLY

The Local EAT Award goes to small and medium-sized companies, individual projects or local initiatives in Norway or Sweden. The food-related product, service or initiative must solve challenges connected to health and sustainability.

HOW TO APPLY

We are currently accepting applications. The deadline for all applications is May 10th 2017. National winners will be announced at the end of May and invited to the EAT Stockholm Food Forum on June 12th and 13th. The overall winner of the local EAT Award will be announced from the plenary stage at the Forum.

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If you have any questions, please contact us at info@eatforum.org

THE JURY
The Jury consists of representatives from all Local EAT Award collaborating parties.

THE PRIZE
The Norwegian and Swedish finalists will both receive a free ticket to the EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017, including accommodation. The Stockholm Food Forum is an invite-only high-level event that brings together over 500 of the brightest minds from the fields of food, health and sustainability. The conference will offer unrivalled networking opportunities and an opportunity for the winner to present their initiative during a plenary session. Additionally, the overall winner receives a monetary prize of 100 000 NOK and a mentorship meeting with Petter A. Stordalen.

THE JURY WILL LOOK FOR
Sustainability: To what extent does the product/initiative/service solve a concrete food-related need and/or challenge connected to health, the environment or social issues?

Innovation: To what extent is the product/initiative/service innovative?

Goal and results: Is the goal realistic and the idea feasible? What kind of results can the candidate demonstrate? (Results should be connected to health, the environment or social issues.)

Profitability: Is the product/initiative/service profitable? If the project is in the start-up phase the potential for future profit will be considered.