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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.

Challenges will be posted on this site in early July. Sign up to stay informed of upcoming food and agricultural industry challenges in the areas of sustainability and new product/process.   

The Bold Open will be held on July 27, 2020 via an online platform. Registration will open soon.