24 hour Disruptive Challenge: Food of the Future

Dear designer,

As you probably already know, we have too many mouths to feed in this world. So how do we continue feeding the ever-growing Spaceship Earth and what spatial consequences will this have? Will we have farming skyscrapers? Will we have industrial areas where meat is being grown in labs? Or will there be chickens on the moon?

The world needs your vision on this. On April 22nd we welcome you in the Evoluon to design a solution. You have 24 hours. The best solution will be rewarded with a €500,- prize.

Sign up before Friday 14th of April 23.59 by clicking HERE





Saturday 22nd of April

09.30 – Teams arrive, short introduction presentation

10.00 – Start of the challenge

13.00 – Lunch

19.00 – Dinner


Sunday 23rd of April

08.00 – Breakfast

12.00 – Challenge ends, teams hand in their presentations

12.15 – Lunch

13.00 – Presentations

15.30 – Awarding of prize



Rules and regulations


  • Students can apply as a team of 4 or 5 but also individually.
  • Individual applicants will be joined together to form a team if there are enough applicants, therefore application per team is the best option.
    • The first 9 or 10 teams (max 40 students) to apply are allowed to participate, 1 team may be kept in reserve for a short while
  • After confirmation that your team is selected (April 7th) you may not withdraw barring extreme circumstances

During the challenge

  • Each team works out a presentation of their plans on a USB stick and gives a 10 minute presentation
  • Technical glitches are the team’s own responsiblity
  • After the presentations and jury decisions the first prize of € 500,– will be awarded to the winning team
  • Every team is expected to send a summary of their pitch to Next Nature within 2 weeks after the challenge, consisting of two A0 sized panels that can be printed by Next Nature for the exhibition during the Dutch Design Week
  • Participation is free, all food and drink will be provided for free: snacks, two lunches, dinner and breakfast.
  • You are guests of Evoluon and have their trust, please behave appropriately. Take warm clothing with you for the night.
  • Several of the organisors will be present during the whole challenge