August 8, 2019
Alltech Coppens has launched the Inventor programme to recognise innovations that are improving productions at aqua farms around the world.
Aiming to discover and support some of the unique ideas developed by farmers for farmers, the Inventor programme 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 is today, Alltech Coppens said.
The company recognises 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 which enable 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.
According to Alltech Coppens, ideas can come from all aspects of aquaculture including 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 programme will also win €2,000 (US$2,242) 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.
Farmers from around the world are encouraged to enter their inventions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, September 5, 2019. For more information log on to alltechcoppens.com/inventor.