WFP believes that the way forward in the fight against hunger is about identifying and testing solutions in a fast and agile way, and scaling up those that work.
The WFP Innovation Accelerator portfolio is composed of high-potential solutions that tackle some of the biggest challenges in both humanitarian and development aid. From high-tech, futuristic technologies that are transforming the global economy like blockchain, to revolutionising age-old solutions like hydroponics, the Innovation Accelerator is quickly testing the best new ideas for high-impact, sustainable food assistance.
Through the Accelerator’s Sprint Programme, teams receive up to 100,000 US Dollars (USD) in investment, technological and design support, and space to reach proof of concept and develop prototypes ready for implementation. Over the course of an intensive three- to six- month sprint, innovators receive unparalleled access to WFP’s global network of partners, resources and a best-in-class support structure.
Learn about some of the projects that the Accelerator supported and their accomplishments in 2017. You can see the full list of Accelerator-supported projects by visiting our website.