We are proud to introduce the
High Quality Pork – PIGNNOVATION Award,
a new award which will grant three winning projects up to a total of
$150,000.

Eligible candidate projects must be a legal entity, company, startup, university, or research group. The project must be an applied and innovative project combining Swine and Technology, with a demonstrated proof of concept and business model. Only projects that are not currently sponsored by MSD Animal Health will be accepted.

Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:

Growth

Reproduction

Health

Sustainability

WELFARE

Growth

Reproduction

Health

Sustainability

WELFARE

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How to APPLY:

Eligible candidates must submit:

How to APPLY:

Eligible candidates must submit:

A summary of research project (max 300 words)

A summary of
research project (max 300 words)

A concise letter describing why they deserve the award
(max 300 words)

A concise letter describing why they deserve the award
(max 300 words)

A creative video about the project (max 5 min.)

A creative video about the
project (max 5 min.)

Two referral letters from a third-party
(company, university, research center or swine producer)

Two referral letters from
a third-party
(company, university, research center or swine producer)

A short description explaining how the award will be used
(max 50 words)

A short description explaining
how the award will be used
(max 50 words).

A 3-step approach Business Plan: including Executive summary, Problem Statement, and Market Analysis

A 3-step approach Business Plan: including Executive summary, Problem Statement, and Market Analysis

Discover more on the application review process

All submitted projects will be evaluated based on these criteria with a score from 0 to 40 and ranked accordingly. The three projects with a highest score will be notified as finalists, before the end of 2024. All three project leaders must be available to give a 20-minute virtual presentation (10 min to present, 10 min Q&A) in the presence of other candidates. The final jury of the award, comprised by a group of top global producers, will rate each of the three finalists. The project that scores the highest will be the winner. Winners will be awarded in 2024 as follows: Champion – $75,000; Runner-Up – $50,000; 3rd Place – $25,000. All submissions are subject to the terms and conditions of the High Quality Pork – PIGNNOVATION Award submission and award guidelines.

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