ASPIRE drives the creation of future transformative technologies as the programme management pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC). ATRC is responsible for defining Abu Dhabi’s research and development strategy, consolidating funds for efficient investment and driving policy and regulation. ASPIRE works in consultation with cross-sector industry stakeholders, universities and research institutes to frame problem statements. It also launches grand challenges and international competitions to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. ASPIRE brings together exceptional people, ideas, resources and technologies to solve complex challenges.
For more information, please visit www.aspireuae.ae.
Sponsor of XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion
Founded in 1991, The Tony Robbins Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to empower individuals and organizations to make a significant difference in the quality of life of people often forgotten. Through global programs and initiatives, The Tony Robbins Foundation is dedicated to creating positive changes in the lives of youth, seniors, the hungry, homeless and the imprisoned population.
The Foundation helps provide millions of meals globally each year, has awarded over 2,000 grants and other resources to health and human services organizations, implemented curriculum in 1,700 plus correctional facilities and gathered thousands of young leaders from around the world with its teen programs. For more information, visit www.thetonyrobbinsfoundation.org.
Benefactor of XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion
The Tony Robbins Foundation
A special thank you to the generosity of our donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
The Good Food Institute is an international nonprofit building a sustainable, healthy, and just global food system. With unique insight across the scientific, policy, industry, and investment landscapes, GFI uses the power of food innovation and markets to accelerate the transition of the world’s food system toward alternative proteins. With affiliate organizations in India, Israel, Brazil, Asia Pacific, and Europe, GFI is funded entirely by private philanthropic support.
Learn more at www.gfi.org
Prize Partner of XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion
Good Food Institute
The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) builds public-private partnerships to fund bold research addressing big food and agriculture challenges. FFAR was established in the 2014 Farm Bill to increase public agriculture research investments, fill knowledge gaps and complement USDA’s research agenda. FFAR’s model matches federal funding from Congress with private funding, delivering a powerful return on taxpayer investment. Through collaboration and partnerships, FFAR advances actionable science benefiting farmers, consumers and the environment.
Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research
At District 3, we nurture and develop multidisciplinary startup teams that harness emerging tech to create businesses with global impact in bio, healthcare, fintech, high tech and social innovation. We look for the brightest of minds, and we offer the most rigorous training. We bridge the knowledge, skills and resource gap between building a product and building a company.
Prize Ambassador of XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion
New Harvest is a nonprofit research institute that funds and conducts open, public cultured meat research. Established in 2004, New Harvest is the world's oldest research institute dedicated exclusively to cellular agriculture. Its targeted, people-focused funding is designed to foster technical leadership, build scientific infrastructure, and address knowledge gaps. New Harvest's mission to maximize the positive impact of cellular agriculture, ensuring that the burgeoning industry delivers on its promises to reduce our dependence on animal agriculture and the heavy toll of protein production on the environment and public health.
ProVeg International is a food awareness organization working to transform the global food system by replacing animal-based products with plant-based and cultured alternatives. ProVeg works with decision-making bodies, companies, investors, the media, and the general public to help the world transition to a society and economy that is less reliant on animal agriculture and more sustainable for all humans, animals, and our planet.
For more information, please visit proveg.com.