The food hackathon movement just keeps gaining momentum. This weekend, in Kristianstad, Sweden, entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, food policy experts and students from all over the world will convene to hack innovative solutions to food system problems at The Food Hackathon – Hack för Maten, a weekend-long event presented by ipitt, Krinova and Startup Studio.
Hackers will tackle challenges around five core areas: health, nutrition and fitness, hardware innovation, food production, distribution and food waste. They will pitch their ideas on Friday night, and then teams will form and hack throughout the weekend. Teams will pitch their hacks on Sunday afternoon, for a chance to win 50’000SEK. The prize will either be awarded to one grand prize winner, or it will be split evenly between three categories: most innovative, biggest impact and most potential. The jury and audience will decide how they think the prize should be split after seeing the pitches.
ittp cofounder and hackathon organizer, Betty Toth says the hackathon aims to bring together the Scandinavian tech community, famous for creating blockbuster games and apps, to apply their talent and innovative ideas to food.
Food+Tech Connect is thrilled to see the global community of food innovators expand, and we can’t wait to see the innovative prototypes the hackers produce. I’ll be speaking at the event and judging the final pitches, so make sure the check back next week for our post event wrap up.