About

The Bold Open platform and event brings together some of Minnesota’s largest food and agriculture companies to highlight unique industry challenges and create partnerships with producers, entrepreneurs, researchers, businesses and creators that have innovative solutions. 

The Bold Open is designed to accelerate innovative solutions to current 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 research challenges. This year’s event will be a virtual event held on July 27.

Bold Open ZOOM Plenary Session Event Link: https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/96523406517?pwd=TGExYkFlaDRydjZVU3Q4UkNwdEFRdz09

Challenge Breakout Room ZOOM Links:

Commercialization Partnerships for a Colloidal Barrier Mulch (AURI): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/94452984293?pwd=UkJLQzgzRTdMT1NSNmFZQjhLVkxFUT09 

End Uses for Recycled Flexible Plastic Packaging (MBOLD): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/95385168780?pwd=U2R4SGxTMm5IT1k0MCsranYwRXZrdz09 

Sustainable Winter Road Maintenance Solutions (Cargill): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/94794253563?pwd=blVldmlEL21vamQ3bGdOc2hJWXEzdz09 

Fresh Meat Shelf Life (Cargill): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/98090859130?pwd=R0gvbTFQMllpaHJqQmdUVTlxVnViUT09

Small Farmer Financial Resource Tools (Compeer Financial):  https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/98053066719?pwd=Z0dvM0lCV0lseklKczBxVXNQTVZzQT09

End of Life Value Creation for Flexible Packaging (EcoLab): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/97903343785?pwd=WnlGK2dWeVJuWUR6NlM2Vk5yV3F2QT09

Treatment of PFAS (EcoLab): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/94671000353?pwd=Mjh3ZEN3cVkzNTVnTjF1QkMvMVNoUT09

Optimization of Organic Feed Usage (Glacial Grains Spirits): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/91204245577?pwd=b1Y3bnR2bFZ2eE54YUdFQWNDY3IrUT09

Nutrient Separation and reusable poultry bedding (Hormel Foods): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/92495208958?pwd=ODBZeW1va1ptSzFoei90cHpNR1BYQT09

Paper Tape for Corrugated Containers (Hormel Foods): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/98504717753?pwd=S3ZaQjdkeDB1cEpjZ1dsQkpnZThwUT09

Cropping Innovations for Beef, Poultry and Swine Feed (Hormel Foods):
https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/94883997688?pwd=QkorOEZuY0I3ZmxXVXJ1TnFSVGgzdz09

Novel Uses for Milk and Whey Permeate (Land O’ Lakes): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/98809687001?pwd=bFpiZ2J1Yy80dWZROEpRR0FxSEcxZz09

Expanding Profitable Wheat Production into Southern Minnesota (Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/98570634784?pwd=SFBxQklqUmVwZmVkSWx4NWhaSHMrUT09 

New Uses for Soybean Hulls (Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council):
https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/95409588054?pwd=cXVSOTFTRHZpVk1oa05hUUcxUzJsZz09

Eliminate Microwave Susceptors (Schwan’s Company): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/94533944768?pwd=TTJwWERWMXU3bDl1bncxNTBoZnN0dz09 

Preserve Freshness of Frozen Foods (Schwan’s Company): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/96981927004?pwd=OWpyMjRKTWZaYzBFaSt5SzlLQ1FDdz09 

New Opportunities for Juice Stock Strawberries (SunOpta): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/93263658539?pwd=TEVWeDVBZEkwVEFQbGc2ekVKNU1iUT09

Remote Measurement of Carbon in Soil (Syngenta): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/97447662316?pwd=MHNkMWN2SGpudTNYNE1ZcERBeFM0QT09 

Last Mile Challenge: Communicating our Food Footprint (Syngenta): https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/97447662316?pwd=MHNkMWN2SGpudTNYNE1ZcERBeFM0QT09 

De-Risking Supply Chains for Forever Green Crops (Forever Green Partnership):
https://mckinsey.zoom.us/j/93621637127?pwd=RGg4Zy9mbWtpZDVWVHVYRUk2Y2tYZz09

Special Thanks to Bold Open Collaborators