A series of events for fostering uncommon collaborations around ideas and technology to better feed the world

The three-day Summit will bring together entrepreneurs, farmers, industry executives, researchers, students, investors and technology developers in an out–of-the-box format. Bridging silos, crossing disciplines and fusing new partnerships, the events aim to uncover solutions for feeding 10 billion people on a rapidly changing planet.

Tuesday, December 1

Meet representatives from the top industries in California agriculture and tour a UC Davis wine production facility at this special-invite meeting with the World Food Center

Wednesday, December 2

Generate ideas for action on the greatest challenges facing food and ag, hosted by the The Mixing Bowl Hub and the Innovation Institute for Food and Health. Prizes totaling $6,000 will be awarded for the top ideas.

IIFH is also hosting a series of workshops leading up to the summit and a call for innovation proposals in January 2016

Wednesday, December 2

Join a tour of leading process and technology innovations in food and ag systems around the greater Sacramento region.

From farm to lab to topics including: water and energy efficiency, precision ag, food processing, waste management, value addition and biological crop input R&D. Jointly hosted by venture incubator AgStart, Yolo County and the World Food Center.

Wednesday, December 2 to Thursday, December 3

Develop software tools as technical solutions to grower challenges in a two-day hackathon run by Apps for Ag and the World Food Center. Prizes totaling $10,000 will be awarded for the top apps. Open to software developers, ag experts and entrepreneurs. 

Thursday, December 3

Network with the region's top tech leaders, startup visionaries and research pioneers in a showcase of thought leadership and innovation.

The session includes fast-pitch presentations with prizes and expert panel discussions on "The Prominent Challenges in Modern Food, Agriculture and Health" and "Technology Translation Solutions."


UC Global Food Initiative UC Innovation Alliance UC ANR Royse Law