DSM: Brighter Living Scholarship 2019 for young Entrepreneurs


Application Deadline: May 15th 2019

As a longstanding partner of One Young World, DSM is proud to support the Brighter Living Scholarship in light of the 2019 Summit in London. The purpose is to create brighter lives for people today and generations to come. We connect our unique competencies in Life Sciences and Material Sciences to create solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance.

With the Brighter Living Scholarship DSM will offer 3 scholarships to young entrepreneurs in the field of nutrition for the One Young World Conference 2019 in London.

In line with DSM’s
purpose-led performance-driven strategy, this scholarship seeks to
support young leaders and entrepreneurs who are making a nutritional
impact locally with their start-ups, companies, or job in the field of
Safe Nutritious Food Processing. This goes hand in hand with addressing
inclusive economic development in emerging markets. This is part of
DSM’s ambition to safeguard the future of ensuring nutritious and
healthy diets for all within planetary boundaries.

What does the Scholarship provide?

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2019 in London, United Kingdom
  • The cost of travel to and from London (economy flights only)
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis from 21-25 October inclusive
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, during these days
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue
  • Summit hand-outs and support materials
  • Participation
    in DSM’s internal on-boarding program, both online and face to face
    prior to the Summit, which includes mentorship with DSM senior experts

If you are selected, you are invited by DSM to participate in a pre program at the DSM headquarters in the Netherlands.
Please note that the pre-program will run from Saturday 19 until Tuesday 22 October. Furthermore, you will have a debriefing day after the summit on Saturday 26 of October. More information will be given to you in due time.


The scholarship seeks candidates who have entrepreneurial skills for
making a positive impact by accelerating the availability and
affordability of safe and healthy local nutritious products, and making
them more aspirational. The ideal candidate will:

  • Have 3-5 years experience in a business, and preferably starting or running their own business.
  • Have experience working in the area of food processing with a focus of health and nutrition.
  • Understand the importance of nutrition.
  • Be entrepreneurial.
  • Be able to shape opinions.
  • Possess commercial insight in key geographic markets.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • Be a national of one of the countries listed below and work in one of the countries listed below:
Kenya Nigeria Egypt Tanzania
Zambia Ghana India Bangladesh
  • Be aged 18 – 30
  • Have 3-5 years experience in a business, and preferably running their own business.

note that you will be unable to save your responses in the submission
form. With this in mind, we recommend saving your responses first in an
offline document before submitting your application.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DSM: Brighter Living Scholarship 2019