The UAE Government on Tuesday opened registration for the Foodtech Challenge, an innovation-based food production contest launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It is being organised by the Food Security Office, in partnership with Tamkeen.
With awards valued at $1 million, the challenge aims to motivate creative minds in the UAE and the world to innovate new initiatives in the agriculture and food security fields. It also aims to develop the UAE’s production capacity by utilising the latest technological solutions and enhancing research and development (R&D) capacity to achieve the National Food Security Strategy targets.
Mariam Bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, said: “The UAE Government is following a comprehensive plan to enhance food security, in line with the directives of the Vice President to pursue sustainable development. The Foodtech Challenge today works towards this goal by attracting bright minds and encouraging innovators to take part in shaping the future of sustainable food systems to support the objectives of the National Food Security Strategy.”