We are increasingly seeing youngsters like Greta Thunberg take centre stage in pushing for actions that can accelerate solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. This is a trend with huge potential for speeding up the types of transformations needed to secure a sustainable future for the planet.

The world’s leading food innovation summit, Seeds&Chips – which we are media partners with – sees this. To harness it, the organisers have teamed up with Fondazione Francesca Rava – N.P.H. Italia Onlus, a ‘charitable non profit foundation that helps children in serious need in Italy and worldwide’ to launch the ‘Call for Teenovators’. This initiative is open to 13 to 17 year olds with big ideas for reshaping food systems and tackling the UN Global Goals.

“The world needs to take inspiration from young people. In the years to come new generations will have to face great challenges: soil degradation, biodiversity loss, pollution, access to water and climate change pose very serious threats to the future of humanity as we know it. With their choices and efforts, new generations have the power to help humanity transition to a better food system and to reverse the environmental damages that are threatening life on Earth. Luckily, research shows that Generation Z is poised to become the most entrepreneurial generation ever, bound to influence the next big wave of innovation and fully achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” said Marco Gualtieri, Chairman and Founder of Seeds&Chips.

Teenovators will be given a platform at the fifth edition of Seeds&Chips, from May 6-9, 2019 in Milan. By opening conference sessions they will share their ideas and values with some of the world’s most influential decision makers.

The deadline to be one of the voices of your generation is 10 April.