Press message 20-11-2017
GROASIS LAUNCHES FIRST PROJECT FOR WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME IN COLOMBIA TO REACH “ZERO HUNGER BY 2030”
DAVOS/BOGOTA/STEENBERGEN – Groasis is launching a pilot project in Colombia and implementing a radical innovation – the Growboxx® plant cocoon. Groasis is part of the first cohort of start-ups to receive support through the UN’s World Food Programme’s Innovation Accelerator. This was reached after a competition with more than 100 start-ups who applied to the Global Impact Challenge, a joint call for innovations by Singularity University and the UN World Food Programme for “Zero hunger by 2030”. The competition sought bold new ideas for quickly providing access to nutritious food for people living in hard to reach, eroded and disaster struck areas.