Fishfarmers from around the world are encouraged to enter their inventions. Fotolia:Matthew Benoit/FIS
Alltech Coppens launches innovators and inventors program
Monday, August 12, 2019, 15:10 (GMT + 9)
[LEENDE] To celebrate innovations that are improving production on aqua farms around the world, Alltech Coppens has launched the Inventor program. Aiming to discover and support some of the unique ideas developed by farmers for farmers, the Inventor program will help to bring these ideas to a global market at Aqua InDepth, the Alltech Coppens conference taking place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands from September 30–October 2.
The journey toward feeding a population of 9.7 billion people by 2050 will require the global protein industry to be better, faster and more efficient than it istoday. Alltech Coppens recognizes that aquaculture has a leading role to play, and that increasing production will not only come from giant leaps in new technologies but from small steps forward, enabling farmers to move beyond simple challenges.
“We understand that farmers are inherently inventors. At Alltech Coppens, we want to pay tribute to the small and big innovations happening each day on aqua farms across the world. We want to empower farmers who are contributing to a Planet of Plenty™ by supporting their inventions and bringing them to a global stage,” said Pat Charlton, CEO of Alltech Coppens.
No invention is too simple or complex for the Inventor program. Ideas can come from all aspects of aquaculture: Hatchery, feeding, growing, catching, processing or marketing. Along with having the opportunity to showcase their invention to leaders and peers of the aquaculture industry, the winner of the Inventor program will also win EUR 2,000 worth of Alltech Coppens feed. Additionally, the winner will receive support from the Alltech Innovation team to help them develop their idea and communicate it to the aquaculture industry.