Cohort Selection Phase
The Global Aquaculture Challenge (GAC) has now started evaluating the applications. Thank you for showing your enthusiasm and for applying in large numbers from all over the world. We have received roughly even numbers of applications from LatAm, North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and ME-Africa.
We will reveal the GAC2021 Cohort in May and start the 6-month global Accelerator Program.
The Global Aquaculture Challenge.
Non-dilutive accelerator program with cash prizes.
Globally, aquaculture desperately needs technology and data-driven solutions to improve the production, environment and supply chains that provide the world with the original protein... seafood.
Aquaculture is the fastest growing segment of the food industry, but it is also the animal protein supply chain that causes retailers the most headaches with unreliable, untraceable farming practices employed across Asia and other regions. If agriculture and food is the last trillion-dollar industry in need of technology innovation, aquaculture is potentially the neediest recipient of investment dollars.
Industry experts predict aquaculture will change beyond recognition in the coming decade. Producers harvesting vast volumes of fish and crustaceans will move out of polluted rivers and nearshore coastal sites, to indoor tanks and offshore cages built by experts in oil and gas-rig platforms. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization and scientists behind the EAT-Lancet report say aquaculture is one of the most efficient ways to supply more protein because fish and shellfish convert feed more efficiently than land-based animals.
Both The Yield Lab Institute and The Yield Lab Asia Pacific envision innovation that can make aquaculture cleaner, safer and give it a platform to scale. This is why The Global Aquaculture Challenge is an imperative to our viability on this planet.