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Rising Star Agri-Food Innovation Challenge 2021

Februari 8th, 2021 | Posted by: desi kian

Rising Star Agri-Food Innovation Challenge 2021

We’re proud to be one of the partner Universities of the Rising Star Agri-food Innovation Challenge 2021, an inspiring initiative exclusively brought to you by Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle University Network (IMT-GT UNINET) and Green Growth Asia Foundation (GGAF). This challenge is powered by the global Thought For Food (TFF) Foundation.

The Rising Star Agri-food Innovation Challenge calls on the most committed and passionate students to develop innovative solutions in response to the local and regional challenges faced across the agri-food sector and unlock the potential of our food and agricultural systems. 

Sign-ups open on January 25th, 2021 at

Who can participate?

The Challenge call is open to all undergraduate and graduate students of registered institutions of higher learning, including Universities, University Colleges, Colleges, Vocational & Technical Colleges in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, across all academic disciplines.

What’s in store for you?

  • A chance to win the Grand Prize of US$5,000 and the Runner-Up Prize of US$2,500, which will be awarded per country. 
  • Be named as the National Semi-Finalists in the Thought For Food Global Challenge, the world’s largest and most diverse innovation competition in food and agriculture that kicks off in April. 
  • Unlimited access to the TFF Digital Labs collaboration platform 
  • Online training in entrepreneurship/ food systems/ innovation 
  • Interactive live events
  • Global change-maker community access
  • Gain entry to the exclusive GGAF Market Access Entrepreneurship Programme.

We encourage all of our students to participate in this Challenge and showcase the innovation potential and the commitment that we have as a University, a country, and a region at large. To take part, sign up at For further information, please refer to the attached brochure. 

We are thrilled to support our students on this journey and wish you the best of luck.


More information kindly contact IIO’s email at

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