BATTLE CREEK, Mich., February 14, 2012 – The Emerging Technology Accelerator (ETA), an initiative of the Global Food Protection Institute (GFPI), today announced it will partner with Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest (GLEQ) to sponsor a business plan competition for ventures in food safety. This competition will provide entrepreneurial support to fast-track the development of emerging technologies that safeguard the food supply.
We are seeking business plans that address a critical need for new technologies that streamline food monitoring by improving sample collection, sample preparation and by making detection more cost and time effective. We are also interested in new technologies that improve food processing to eliminate pathogens and toxins.
The winner of the competition will receive a cash prize of $10,000 that will be presented at the GLEQ Awards Banquet on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Joan G. Bowman | Vice President, External Affairs
Global Food Protection Institute