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BRF Launches Platform to Find New Technologies

BrfHub’s 2020 challenge program accepts applications until May 31; open innovation initiative aims to solve the Company’s strategic challenges


BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, launches the BrfHub platform, the company’s connection channel with the open innovation ecosystem of Brazil and the world.

With registrations until May 31, the innovation area has a team of specialists responsible for contacting and selecting participants, in addition to managing selected projects.

BrfHub has steps for selecting partners, which includes a pitch day, an immersion week, the pilot project itself and the presentation of results. Those selected may receive a proposal to integrate the technology into the BRF chain.

“BRFHub was born and exists to unite different innovative agents for the same purpose. This year, we launched the new version of the platform, to integrate ideas that can be applied in our living, long and complex chain. We are looking for solutions for agribusiness, integrated producers, factories, warehouses, logistics. Everything from the field to the consumer’s table ”, says Sergio Pinto, BRF’s Innovation Director.

BRF expects to receive proposals for solutions from startups, scale-ups, academic spin-offs and other similar profiles. All entries must offer innovative ideas applicable to BRF challenges. The most varied types of entrepreneurial teams are expected, especially those with specialists in their respective area of ​​knowledge.

Registration for the challenges is free and any travel costs for participation in the face-to-face phases may be covered by BRF. The new partners will receive mentoring to carry out their pilot project and will have the support of specialists from the Company, in addition to using the necessary resources.

“At BRF, we go beyond connecting with startups. We want to get closer to researchers with an entrepreneurial profile, whether from universities or research institutions. We are looking for opportunities that allow the exchange of knowledge between academia and the private sector, science and the market ”, concludes Sergio Pinto.

Registrations can be made through the link:

About BRF

The world’s largest global chicken exporter, BRF has iconic brands such as Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy. Its purpose is to offer quality food that is increasingly tasty and practical, to people all over the world, through the sustainable management of a living, long and complex chain, which provides a better life for everyone, from the countryside to the table. Based on fundamental commitments to safety, quality and integrity, the Company bases its strategy on a long-term vision and aims to generate value for the communities in which it operates, its employees and members, shareholders and society.

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