Teams of Master's students enrolled in food study programmes around the world are finding solutions for valorizing food biodiversity in their countries!

Their projects will be showcased at the FINAL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE on 


Register in advance for this meeting at 

The winning team receives cash and an invitation to present at a professional conference !

Students will participate in an innovative, learner-centric environment based on active, action-oriented learning to develop a project including a specific objective/target, the design and development of a solution exploitable at the industry level and with the main aim of contributing to innovation in sustainable food systems as well as quality and safety of foods. The 2020 Food Factory-4-Us Sustainable Supply Chain International Student Competition will aim to answer the following question: 

How can food biodiversity in your country be valorized? 


  • Do you have a great idea for valorizing food biodiversity in your country? Form a  team of 3-5 Master's students, get a faculty mentor, read the instructions on Project Topic and Evaluation, go to Application form and briefly present your project proposal (1000 characters) and your team members the latest by 7 October 2020!
  • The Advisory Board  will evalute all incoming project proposals for innovation; industry applicability; and social, economic and/or environmental impact. 
  • All accepted student teams will begin working independently on their projects and will participate in a series of online trainings.  
  • Deadline for submitting your project report and presentation is 31 January 2021 per email to
  • The Advisory Board will evaluate all submitted projects and presentations.
  • At the Final Virtual Conference (to be held in February 2021), all teams will present their projects in an online conference in the presence of industry and multiplayer representatives. And the Winning Team will be announced! Check out the attractive prizes!
  • Check the deadlines and scheduled online trainings. Student teams are requested to check this site regularly as changes may occur.
  • Download the leaflet here


The competition aims to improve students' practical ability in identifying and solving real problems in sustainable food production / processing and uses action-oriented and participatory learning to train students to work together on skills that are essential for today’s job market. These competitions are one of the case studies of the NextFOOD project which researches innovative education for sustainable agriculture. By participating in this competition you are also participating in a research project on education.

The ISEKI-Food Association, through its affiliate European FooD-STA and under the umbrella of the FoodFactory-4-Us competitions is organizing this third “Sustainable Supply Chain” competition. You may read about the "Sustainable Cereals" competition and previous FoodFactory-4-Us competitions here