Call for ideas and technologies on reduction of sugar consumption. Apply to The Kitchen Investment Program: Deadline Nov 1st, 2016Nov. 1, 2016
"The Kitchen" - a food tech incubator owned and managed by Strauss and financially supported by Strauss in cooperation with the Israeli government chief scientist office under the Technological Incubator Program - is inviting individuals and groups to submit innovative, "out of the box" ideas/technologies aimed at achieving significant contribution to reduce/eliminate the adverse effects of sugar consumption as concluded and articulated by the majority of health experts, health organizations and health departments around the world.
Over consumption of sugar is a major health concern leading to morbidity and even mortality amongst large segment of world population especially in the developed world.
Ideas may include:
*New ingredients (natural, modified or encapsulated, etc.)
*Modified sensory effects via complex mixtures, vision, odor etc.
*Applications that assist in selection of alternatives leading to reduced sugar consumption.
We will accept proposals from entrepreneurs, individual researches, research centers and the academia.
Criteria for considering a proposal include: Originality, innovation, contribution to the food chain, global scalability, team experience and motivation and proof of concept with high probability of achieving a significant milestone within 18 months.
Accepted proposals will be the base for establishing a start-up company that will develop and promote the proposed invention. Such company will be formed in partnership between The Kitchen and the inventors and will enjoy a capital investment of 2,000,000 shekels (~$500,000), mentoring and support from the incubator's team and experts from the Strauss-Group.
Applications (2 pages max) should include:
Summary of the idea
Application should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 1, 2016.