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Award DLG Impulse Pitches: Inhouse Farming, Feed & Food

For the second time, the Inhouse Farming - Feed & Food Show, will take place, this time as a part of EuroTier/EnergyDecentral. This award honors processes, products and concepts enabling alternative ways of agricultural and food production. With the Impulse Pitches: Inhouse Farming, Feed & Food, DLG offers the agri-food pioneers an innovative high-profile platform to present themselves as idea generators and partners for the value chain.

Amongst all submitted applications five innovations will be selected by an independent jury. The winner will be determined on November 14 at the exhibition center in Hanover. The pitching session will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 13:30 p.m. at the Expert Stage Inhouse Farming in Hall 24. The award ceremony will take place from 14:45 to 15:30.

Participation in the DLG Impulse Pitches Inhouse Farming, Feed & Food 2024

What are the advantages of participating?

  • High-quality sector award, honoured by an independent Jury, composed of experts from science, research and industry
  • Business networking between different  players in a young and dynamic sector.
  • National and international attention from potential investors and possible business partners
  • Media and communication support before, during and after the event

Who may take part?

Participation is open to exhibitors at EuroTier/EnergyDecentral 2024 as well as suppliers and concept providers who are not exhibiting at EuroTier/EnergyDecentral 2024. Participation is voluntary and not associated with any additional direct costs.

Important Dates on a glance

From now on:Start of registration for the DLG Impulse Pitches: Inhouse Farming, Feed & Food
26 July 2024Registration deadline for the DLG Impulse Pitches: Inhouse Farming, Feed & Food
September 2024Announcement of the Nominees: Companies that are qualified to participate in the pitches onsite.
14 November 2024Final determination of the award winner via the live pitches at EuroTier/EnergyDecentral 2024, Fair Grounds Hanover

The Jury

The jury is an independent commission of recognized experts from research and teaching as well as representatives from industry and practice.

The jury is subject to a code of ethics (compliance regulation) and meets the requirements of:

  • Independence and neutrality
  • Competence to assess the registered     products / concepts
  • Practical orientation
  • Research & teaching

The Jury

Prepare application

You can apply now using the application form.

The following information is required:

  • Brief description

Describe your process/product/concept as well as the field of application and highlight in which way it is especially innovative and particularly groundbreaking in improving food and/or feed production.
(max. 500 characters).

  • Special features

What economic, environmental and/or social added value does your process/product/concept offer? (max. 1,000 characters)

  • Potential market relevance

What is the potential market relevance of your process/product/concept (especially from an economic point of view? (max. 1,000 characters)

  • Special product features

Considering the above listed questions, please highlight your process/product/concept in terms of the following features:

  • (potential) importance in practice
  • Advantages for business and work management
  • Improvement for the environmental and energy situation
  • Effects on work facilitation and work safety
  • Improvement of food security(in total max. 1,000 characters)
  • Illustrative material

Submit at least one picture and optionally a link to a product video for better understanding.

  • Marketing material

Submit at least one image and optionally one link to a product video for potential communication of your process/product/concept in case of nomination for the shortlist and/or an award.

  • Application language: English

How does it all work?

The selection of the award winner(s) takes place in two stages.

Stage 1 - Determination of nominees: On the basis of the submitted documents, the jury determines the list of nominees (shortlist) by referring to the predefined criteria. This is being done on the basis of a point evaluation. The nominees will be given the opportunity to present their process/product/concept live to the trade fair audience at the Inhouse Farming - Feed & Food Show during EuroTier/EnergyDecentral 2024. 

Stage 2 - Determination of the winner: The nominees take part in the final round of the competition in the form of short presentations ("Impulse Pitches"). Each participant has the chance to fully convince the expert committee of their product/concept in a 10-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute discussion round. For the content of the DLG Impulse Pitches, the participants receive a predefined set of questions from the DLG in advance. After the pitches, the winning products / concepts will be awarded by the commission on site at the Inhouse Farming - Feed & Food Show 2024.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Depth of innovation
  • Anticipated practical relevance
  • Improvement of the environmental and energy
  • situation
  • Economic efficiency
  • The Pitch