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“Events such as these are incredibly valuable for sharing ideas, making connections and opportunities for collaboration.”

“There’s a lot of energy and a lot of space for varied solutions at all levels and different scales. Many of these would be applicable outside of MN or US so has a great value on many levels.”

“There is immense innovation in the region; and companies looking to move it forward.”

The Bold Open innovation platform brings together some of Minnesota’s largest food and agriculture companies to accelerate solutions to problems facing the food and agriculture industry.  Collaboration members seek novel and innovative solutions to specific company challenges via its Annual Reverse Pitch event. 


The event encourages innovative ideas that could benefit the food and ag industry to be submitted anytime via the platform for partnership consideration.  Minnesota has a unique ecosystem of globally leading companies that broadly support innovation and this platform provides a point of entry for novel and innovative ideas to be considered. 


The Bold Open strives to accelerate innovative solutions to industry challenges and enhance Minnesota’s global reputation as an innovation center in food and agriculture.  It utilizes an open innovation platform and a reverse pitch model to partner with creative solution providers to overcome industry and research challenges. 

2021 Bold Open Collaborators