Marco Gualtieri – founder of the world’s premier food innovation summit – says “the world needs to take inspiration from young people” to overcome global grand challenges.

The annual Seeds&Chips event, which we are media partners with, is now in its fifth year. And for this May’s Milan edition the summit the organisers is partnering 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’, and initiative targeted at 13 to 17 year olds with a vision for transforming food systems and delivering the UN Global Goals.

“In collaboration with Fondazione Francesca Rava – N.P.H. Italia Onlus, we are looking for the voices of tomorrow — teenagers who are working on transforming the food system and making a difference in communities around the world. Applicants will have the chance to open the conference sessions at the Fifth Edition of Seeds&Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit in May. This is your opportunity to make an impact on the challenges facing the global food system,” the Seeds&Chips website states.

Successful Teenovators will also be able to set out their ideas for delivering the #GlobalGoals to key global influencers.

“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,” added Marco Gualtieri.

The deadline is 10 April – with Seeds&Chips Milan taking place from May 6-9.