Under the Patronage of H. H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority

GFIA Innovation Awards 2018

These awards are designed to celebrate innovations that help to improve global food security without destroying our planet. Submission deadline 16 January.


What are the categories of the Award?

The GFIA awards 7 categories:

  • Best innovation in honey production
  • Best indoor farming innovation
  • Best innovation in animal production
  • Best aquaculture innovation
  • Best date production innovation
  • Best innovation in crops production
  • Best innovation by a start-up company

Who can enter?
The awards are open to all GFIA exhibitors who have confirmed their participation at the event by 5 January 2018.

What are the evaluation criteria of the prize?
The criteria for all categories are: environmental sustainability, innovation, productivity and impact.

The Jury is made up of representatives from GFIA, partner organisations, ADFCA, scientific advisors for the event.

When will the winners be announced?
An award-giving ceremony will take place from 6:30 – 7:30pm on 5 February in Abu Dhabi.

Is my IP protected?
Yes, all submissions are shared only with GFIA staff and the judging panel

Can I enter more than one category?
You can enter each innovation in up to 3 categories, but we require a separate form for each one.

Can I enter with more than one innovation?

Will my submission form be published?
Only the name of the innovation and the submitting organisationwill be shared in the public domain if you are shortlisted. No other information will be shared.

How do I send a photo if my innovation is software?
A screen shot of your innovation is perfectly acceptable

Will I need to attend the ceremony?
We recommend all shortlisted entrants attend the ceremony – it’s a great excuse to network and celebrate.

Is there a cash prize?
Sadly no, but you do get a fabulous award!



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