RITA x CIFST Popular Science Storyboard Competition 2024

Tuesday, March 19, 2024toSunday, April 7, 2024

The Consortium for Research, Innovation and Transformation of Agri-food (RITA), in collaboration with the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) Québec Section, is launching the Popular Science Storyboard Competition to increase knowledge transfer in the food processing sector to highlight the sustainability subjects below, and to promote the students who carry it out.

  • Zero-waste solutions and circular economy
  • Sustainable and smart packaging that reduces environmental impact throughout its life cycle
  • Technologies and practices to increase energy efficiency and use renewable energy

As part of their technology watch activities, professionals in the agri-food processing and manufacturing industry are particularly interested in the latest innovations and scientific advances. The Popular Science Storyboard Competition aims to promote knowledge transfer and exchange between researchers and industrial stakeholders. This is where you can make a difference!

We invite you to creatively promote and/or present the latest scientific innovations in the fields of circular economy, sustainable development, sustainable packaging or eco-efficiency through an informative storyboard (1 page).

Do you want to be noticed by some future employers or do you want to distinguish yourself from your peers in a creative and constructive way? This competition is for you!



First place


Second place


Third place

People's Choice Award

The storyboards will be on display at the CIFST Supplier’s Night on May 2nd, 2024, where visitors will vote for their favorite storyboard. The winner of the Public’s Choice will receive an opportunity a visit to a food company (to be determined) as well as a gift basket filled with products and merchandise from the CIFST suppliers.

How to enter the competition (deadlines extended!)

  1. Fill out and submit the application form in the Guide below by email to consortiumrita [at] mcgill.ca before April 7th, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

  2. Prepare your infographic (storyboard, flowchart, diagram, or other) on a sustainable food processing topic, i.e. circular economy, sustainable development, sustainable packaging or eco-efficiency.

  3. Submit your storyboard, and other required documents to consortiumrita [at] mcgill.ca by April 14th, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

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