UNIDO Global Call 2024 Award: Boost for Food Tech Companies Worldwide

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The UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Italy initiated the Global Call in 2020, establishing it as UNIDO’s flagship annual event to acknowledge and reward companies offering innovative solutions to global challenges. Originating in Rome, Italy, the event has since expanded globally, with subsequent editions held in Bonn, Shanghai, and Beijing. Over the years, the Global Call has attracted more than 2000 applications from 108 countries, fostering a vibrant global network of innovators dedicated to driving positive change through technology and collaboration.

In 2024, UNIDO ITPO Korea will be organizing the Global Call 2024, centered around the theme ‘FOODTECH Innovation and ISID: Nourishing the Future’. Given the importance of addressing challenges within the global food system and UNIDO’s specific emphasis on the foodtech sector, the Call aims to seek out companies with innovative technologies that tackle key issues like hunger and inequitable distribution within the global food system. UNIDO ITPO Korea, in partnership with the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion (ITP) Network and other relevant divisions within UNIDO, envisions Global Call 2024 as an unprecedented opportunity to significantly tackle societal issues throughout the entirety of the food industry value chain.

Submission Categories for Global Call 2024:

1. Production

2. Manufacturing & Processing

3. Distribution & Delivery

4. Consumption


  • Companies worldwide with innovative food tech-related technologies are eligible to apply (including large corporations, small and medium-sized companies, startups, etc.).
  • This also includes research centers, university spin-off companies, academic institutions, and centers.


  • Winning businesses will be recognized by UNIDO or earn special awards from partner organizations such as the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs..
  • Moreover, winning enterprises will enjoy perks such as global promotion through UNIDO and various media outlets, exclusive networking opportunities at UNIDO events, personalized consultation by UNIDO experts, ongoing support through the main office, and participation in the UNIDO Booth at the World FoodTech Expo (November 20-23, 2024, Seoul), along with the chance to pitch ideas during the Expo.

Method of Application

For further details,

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024.

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