Future of food hackathon. Building sustainable food systems

Food is the source of energy, and uniquely necessary for life to survive and thrive. As the global economy shifts, it becomes increasingly important for us to change the current food production and consumption habits towards a more sustainable and thoughtful future. There is no single solution but many, and in many areas all at once. The green economy is based on innovation, and improving the food system requires innovative solutions that have a real impact. 

A two-day hackathon will be organised to connect students, food innovators, startup founders and leading industry experts who will brainstorm, come up with and validate new ideas with the potential to transform the food sector. The participants will be invited to offer fresh perspectives on the current issues related to food production, food processing and consumption, and develop new approaches with the help of digitalization and technology, thus working towards a more sustainable and thoughtful future.

The participants will develop projects within the following four sectors: food waste, circular transition, new food, and digitalization.

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Future of Food is the official side-event of TechChill 2020, the main tech event in Baltics. Participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland (or the autonomous territories of Åland, Faroe Islands and Greenland) and the Netherlands will receive a free 2-day General Pass to attend TechChill conference on February 20-21 along with 2000 startup founders and enthusiasts worth €149,00.

Participation is free of charge. Additionally, a limited number of first applicants from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland (or the autonomous territories of Åland, Faroe Islands and Greenland) and the Netherlands are eligible to apply for a travel and accommodation grant up to 200 EUR per person. Participants from Tallinn and Vilnius will be offered a pre-arranged bus travel.

Hackathon is co-organised by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia, EIT Food Hub Latvia, Riga Technical University Design Factory and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.