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Frequently asked questions

What is BrfHub?

BrfHub is BRF's connection channel with the open innovation ecosystem of Brazil and the world. With a team of experts, we are responsible for the dissemination and execution of the company's business innovation strategy, and for contact with the companies enrolled in the Challenges Program.

What is the BRF Challenge Program?

BRF's Challenge Program is part of its strategy to accelerate the development of the company's new business. By launching important business challenges to the global innovation ecosystem, the company seeks to connect with new partners with cutting-edge technological solutions so that they can develop together and fulfill the mission of feeding the world with quality and sustainability.

What are the BRF challenges?

To check out the details of BRF's challenges, click here.

What are the advantages of participating in the program?

To see the advantages of participating in the program, click here.

How do I participate in the BRF Challenge Program?

To participate, simply identify your entrepreneur profile and sign up here.

What types of companies are you looking for?

We are looking for startups, scale-ups, academic spin-offs and similar profiles. Applicant companies must offer technological solutions necessarily applicable to BRF's challenges.

What is the profile of entrepreneurs you are looking for?

We are open to all types of teams of entrepreneurs, especially those who have specialists in their respective fields of knowledge and who dedicate more than 50% of their working time to their business.

Can I apply as an individual, or do I need to have a company registration number?

You must have a company registration number.

Do I need to have an MVP ready to apply?

You do not need to have an MVP ready to sign up.

Is there a cost to participate in the program? Will they be covered by BRF?

No, registration for challenges is free and program phases will be performed online.

Does the company need to be headquartered in Brazil to participate?

No, companies can be headquartered anywhere as long as they can operate in Brazil.

What are the phases of the program and how do they work?

To check the details of the phases of the program, click here.

What is the deadline for applying to the challenges and what is the duration of each phase?

The deadline for applying 04/15/2021. To check the details of the phases of the program, click here.

What will be the evaluation criteria for the selection of registered participants?

Technology and business maturity, technology adherence to the proposed challenge, team qualification, pilot execution time, pilot execution cost.

Is it possible to apply for more than 1 challenge?

Yes, but participation in the program is limited to one challenge per company registration number.

Will investment be made in companies/research at the end of the program?

Each project will be evaluated independently, with the possibility of investment depending on the results achieved in the pilot.

What are the program regulations?

To check the program regulations, click here

Do I need to assign any equity to BRF?

To carry out the pilot project, there is no transfer of equity to BRF.

What about intellectual property?

Intellectual property rights prior to the implementation of the pilot project remain with each of the respective parties. New IP's generated by the interaction of companies throughout the pilot project will be treated on a co-ownership basis.

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