July 23-26: The 2018 TFF Academy

A brand-new experience

Ready to uproot the status quo and make the world a better place? Save your spot at the TFF Academy!

Sharpen your tech skills, gain leadership experience, work on real “capstone” projects and so much more!

This July, we invite you to take part in the TFF Academy, an immersive, educational experience for next-generation changemakers from around the world.

Spaces are limited, so be sure to sign up today – this is your chance to gain invaluable practical experience and contacts that will propel your career and future!

You’ll dive into #whatsnext in food and agriculture, sharpen your leadership skills and business acumen, understand the latest technologies and business models shaping the future, and polish your pitch techniques.

Together with industry leaders and design thinking experts, you’ll also have the chance work on a real “capstone” project that solves a major problem facing our food system – all while having the time of your life.

TFF Academy participants sitting in a circle on the floor, discussing food & ag innovations, three men are standing at the back.
Develop universal leadership skills and techniques that will propel your career.
A man pointing on a indoor plant greenhouse innovation, red light, blue light.
Learn about the hottest innovations in the food & ag industry.
A man sniffing on a plant-based meat substitute at the 2017 TFF Summit
Try new food.
Thought For Food Program Manager Jared Yarnall-Schane working with one of the 2017 TFF finalist teams on their social startup idea.
Solve a real project for the industry and compete collaboratively with your peers.
A TFF Summit attendee testing virtual reality glasses, a boy in the back is watching him.
Learn how to apply cutting-edge technologies to solve big problems.
A woman in the front is blurred, one woman is smiling and laughing, one man thinking about a food innovation.
A man sitting in a vertical farming installation at our 2017 TFF Summit.
Scope out job opportunities and connect with potential employers and partners. And much more...
Introducing the 2018 theme

Multispectral thinking

Let’s unleash the power of multispectral thinking!

The theme for this year’s TFF Academy and Summit is all about TFF’s unique approach to solving global challenges through multispectral thinking.  

Multispectral imaging allows us to see beyond what is possible with the naked eye. Inspired by this important technology, we are TFF are seeking to uncover the hidden layers of innovation, the color spectrum of opportunities, and the infinite possibilities of imagination for our future food system.

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The program

At our 2018 TFF Academy, we will bring together a diverse group of entrepreneurs, academics and industry leaders to create a learning experience to the extreme.

Each day, you’ll take part in inspirational plenary keynotes, explorative specialization tracks, practical skill-building master classes, and real consulting projects.

Stay tuned – we will release detailed information about our Academy program very soon here.

Meanwhile, head over to our blog for the most recent reveals.

Practical information

Everything you need to know


The TFF Academy takes place on July 23-26, 2018.


This year, we are heading to the upbeat city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Who can attend?

The 2018 TFF Academy is specially-designed as an immersive, educational experience for next-generation changemakers from around the world. Space is limited, so apply today to take part! 

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