A Global collaboration between food innovators, futurists and NGOs is launching the first Hong Kong Food Hackathon on 15-17th June 2018. This is an event created to disrupt the food system and open up entrepreneurial opportunities for new businesses on the food supply chain through digitalization and the Internet of Things.
Why a Food Hackathon?
The food system requires re-thinking and innovating. New business models are required and data and technology can be used to support radical changes that can lead to healthy, nutritious, trusted, transparent, informed and more efficient food systems. Currently, 30% of all food grown does not reach its intended consumer and is lost or wasted. It means that, in addition, 30% of resources used to grow, process, transport and distribute that same food is also wasted. While food is wasted, about 1 billion people are mal-nourished. Moreover, the food system is one of the top 3 carbon footprint contributors that create greenhouse gases that lead to climate change. There is an urgent requirement to innovate the food system
What is a Food Hackathon?
A weekend intensive training and brainstorming to innovate the food system: You get to create new business concepts in a mixed team with experts from different industries to tackle food challenges through digitalizing the food system in a circular economy.
At the end of the weekend team concepts are presented and judged to see who has the best solutions!