Important Dates

Thank you for your interest in the IFTNEXT Food Disruption ChallengeTM! Applications will be opening in November 2018 for the 2019 competition. Check back soon for a full timeline, but mark your calendar for the Final Pitches at IFT19 in New Orleans June 2-5.

For questions related to the competition, please email


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IFTNEXT is generously supported by Ingredion Incorporated, IFT’s IFTNEXT Platinum Innovation Sponsor.

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