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The Yield Lab's Global Aquaculture Challenge is receiving a lot of traction from all over the world. We are thrilled to share that the total prizes are now worth more than USD 400,000 in value, including a grand non-equity investment of USD 100,000 and other exciting prizes. 

The program typically lasts 6 months. Aside from the ongoing mentorship, there will be opportunities where the cohort will present to potential investors and industry stakeholders.

We leverage our network of global partners, mentors and advisors. At the final face off for prizes, the teams will pitch their technologies to the blue-ribbon panel of judges and to the market. 

At the final pitch, a panel of Judges will select the winners, determined by advisors and sponsors, and award them with prizes as provided by the Challenge and the Sponsors. The Challenge offers a total of cash and in-kind prizes exceeding USD 400,000, including a top prize of USD 100,000 and regional prizes.

This is a tentative schedule. Depending on the COVID-19 situation worldwide, this schedule could be updated.

Application Phase

Until 11th of April 2021


We want to hear from you! Check out the FAQs for more information on what type of innovation we are looking for.

Selection/Mentoring Phase


April to October 2021


The Yield Lab, advisors and collaborators select from a global team of subject matter experts, scientists, researchers, NGO leaders, policy makers, the experts to mentor the cohort throughout the program and around official events (global circumstances permitting). Each company will be assigned mentors who are specific to their needs.

Investor/Market exposure Phase And conferring of Prizes/Awards


October 2021


Companies will compete at a final pitch competition in Q4-2021 in front of potential investors and partners, and will attend investor facing conferences.

Judges will be provided with preliminary materials so that commercial and technical factors can be considered in addition to the actual pitch.