About Future Food Asia 2023

Since its inception in 2017, FFA has acted as a catalyst for collaborations accelerating the work of technology entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector, and a pioneer in the then-nascent agrifoodtech vertical in Asia-Pacific. 2022 marked a turning point in building public awareness around the role of the food system in the climate change dialogue and action, with the presence of the first-ever Food Systems Pavilion at the recently concluded COP27.

Dr Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will be the Guest of Honour at the seventh edition of the FFA Conference, on 16th–17th of May 2023. In the position of Chief Scientist created two years ago, Dr Elouafi brings science and innovation into all the programs and decisions of the FAO.

FFA will also be innovating the conference style and for the first time convene Chief Technology Officers, Chief Sustainability Officers and Investors for exclusive roundtables to identify and accelerate innovations and business models that are most critical to Asia-Pacific, to build a more sustainable and inclusive food future.

Call for Applications for FFA 2023

For APAC-based pre-Series A startups

At the FFA2023 in-person conference in Singapore 10 finalists from APAC selected after an extensive assessment process by the FFA jury will showcase their innovations and compete for the US$100,000 grand prize.

  1. Main activities of the start-up fall within Future Food Asia’s 18 technology sectors (link)
  2. Achieved proof-of-concept and/or earning initial revenues
  3. Raising a Series A round of funding
  4. Previously raised a minimum of USD 100K
  5. Operations based in Asia-Pacific
  6. Team member(s) is/are proficient in English

For post-Series A startups not yet based in Asia

ID Capital is introducing an additional award track for startups from outside of APAC and this first-ever in-kind ‘Gateway to Asia’ award will support their expansion into the region.

  1. Main activities of the start-up fall within Future Food Asia’s 18 technology sectors (link)
  2. Raised atleast Series A round of funding
  3. Demonstrated proof of commercial viability
  4. Raising funds for ASIA expansion 
  5. Existing operations in Asia-Pacific or concrete plans to start operations in Asia-Pacific in 2023
  6. Team member(s) is/are proficient in English