CALL FOR INNOVATORS
For the first time the competition “Culinary Action On The Road” by Basque Culinary Center, will take place in Japan thanks to the support of the Future Food Institute and Tokyo Food Institute.
The startup will apply during December and January and the final event will take place on February 9th from 2.30PM – 6.30PM at CityLab Tokyo (Kyobashi Living Lab) where the 5 finalist will pitch their ideas.
Culinary Action on the Road - Map of the local events
1st of December to 22nd of January – Application Period
Starting from 1st of December 2022 to 22nd of January, we’ll collect the applications from interested startups.
January 22nd to January 26th 2023 – Selection period
A team of experts will analyze the registered projects on the basis of the impact of the idea, the degree of innovation and the relevance to the project theme and goals and will select 5 finalist startup who will pitch during the event.
9th of February 2023 – Competition Day in Tokyo
The selected 5 startups will participate in the Competition Day, where they will pitch their established startup at City Lab Tokyo – hosted by Kyobashi Living Lab – along with panels on Gastronomy and Food Technology.
Kyobashi Living Lab is one of Future Food Japan’s venues in the heart of Tokyo. Aligned with nuclear methodologies of Future Food Institute, Future Food Japan consistently strives to illuminate a world-class breed of innovators, boosting entrepreneurial potential and improving agri-food expertise and tradition by hosting speaking panels, immersive boot camps, open format discussions, workshops, interactive dining occasions in Japan.
March 2023 – Final event in San Sebastiàn
Finally, the winning Japanese startup will compete with the winners from the other countries (New York, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv) in the final event in San Sebastián. The global winner will be offered as a prize the extension of 25 Hours voucher for research projects in BCC technology center, and the award of residency at LABe – Digital Gastronomy Lab startup incubator for 1 year.
Basque Culinary Center
Basque Culinary Center main aim is higher education, research, innovation and promotion of gastronomy and nutrition.Since 2014 with the Culinary Action! entrepreneurship program they are attracting entrepreneurs, students, companies, investors and society to make a real socio-economic impact on the gastronomy sector.
Future Food Institute
The Future Food Institute exists to make exponential positive change, to sustainably improve life on earth, through education and innovation in global food systems. By training the next generation of change-makers, empowering communities, and engaging government and industry in actionable innovation, Future Food catalyzes progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Tokyo Food Institute
Tokyo Food Institute (“TFI”) is a general incorporated association. TFI is dedicated to creating the future of food in Tokyo by supporting new food related businesses, fostering human resources, and building a food ecosystem that fosters co-creation among various players in Japan and abroad.