Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Innovation Accelerator aims to accelerate disruptive innovations to reach a world without hunger supporting entrepreneurs and startups through a human-centered design and a lean startup approach. Innovations include blockchain, agri-tech, global connectivity and Artificial Intelligence. The accelerator has graduated a number of major projects into the scale up phase including “Building Blocks”, their blockchain based payment solution built together with Datarella GmbH and now serving 500,000 refugees in Jordan. Previously, Bernhard co-founded the ShareTheMeal app, built up WFP’s Business Innovation team and worked as Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for global tech and industrial goods companies.