What Is FoodHack Geneva ?
The first hackathon in Switzerland dedicated to tackling food waste.
FoodHack Geneva will bring together 50 talented participants built up of developers, designers and business people, to come together and create solutions to tackle the enormous amount of food waste in Switzerland and reduce food-related emissions.
Teams will be supported along the way with industry leaders, food waste experts and experienced mentors to shape the future of food tech in 36 hours.
29th & 30th October 2016
FoodHack Geneva 2016 has passed.
Thank you to each and every participant, partner and sponsor !
So what happened at
FoodHack Geneva 2016 ?
Click on the image below to read the summary of the event:
Find new Approaches | Create Prototypes
Come up with new solutions to tackle the enormous amount of food waste in Switzerland and reduce food-related emissions - Projects focus on :
MOBILE APPS | ON-DEMAND SERVICES | ONLINE GAMING | CONCEPT STORES | INNOVATIVE PACKAGING
Why Food Waste ?
In Switzerland, two million tonnes of food are thrown away a year. FoodHack Geneva’s goals go beyond the solutions that will be created during the event, and aim to also raise awareness of food waste with the general public as Swiss households account to 45% of all food waste in Switzerland.
Study from WWF Switzerland & Foodwaste.ch - Learn more about it
Why Food Related Emissions?
Our food choices are responsible for 30% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. This accounts for more than 2.7 tons of CO₂ per person per year in US and Europe. We have the potential to reduce food related emissions by at least 50% through smart diet choices
Data from our partner, Eaternity
Prizes & opportunities
At the end of the day, FoodHack Geneva is a competition! Check out some of the awesome prizes and opportunities, offered by our partners, that you could win at the hackathon!
Opportunity - The Partage Foundation is looking to hire a talented team to develop their own brief around delivery-services after the hackathon weekend
Opportunity - Entry to The climate-KIC Austria Bootcamp on the 25th and 26th Nov*. Travel, accommodation & camp are offered by Climate-KIC
*if the winner is applicable under Climate-KIC's sustainable Land Use theme
FoodHack Geneva is possible thanks to the generous contributions from:
Food & Drinks
Prizes, Goodie Bags & Workshops
Mentorship, Support & Communication
Stephanie is Scientific Collaborator & Coordinator of Food & Beverage Saviva Chair at the EHL School of Lausanne. The mission of the Saviva F&B Chair is to develop knowledge and solutions for students and stakeholders of the restaurant industry by focusing on emerging changes and sustainable innovations in the industry.
Aurelian is Co-Founder of Eaternity & Head of Technology. Eaternity is the company developing a comprehensive management solution for the restaurant industry that gives restaurant owners intelligent insights into the supply-chain and enables smart decision-making for the benefit of people, planet and profit.
Katherine is the Development Lead of the Sustainable Land Use theme for Climate-KIC, Europe’s official PPP on Climate Innovation and Europe’s largest climate impact accelerator. Former Canadian diplomat, she served on key international postings contributing to global initiatives on Climate, Human Security, and International Trade. Katherine has also made significant contributions in research and teaching, as well as to educational film and cultural programming. She also serves as an advisor and coach to start-ups leading many to key awards and investments.
Benoît is WWF Switzerland's Head of Departement for the french-speaking part of Switzerland. He's specialist in species & ecosystem concepts, conservation and biodiversity analyses & management. For more than half a century, WWF has been working to protect the world's species and natural places, pushing for a more sustainable world. By working with others local communities, governments, business, other NGO’s they are defining new ways of working that will make a difference at a scale that matters to help redefine humanity’s relationship with the planet.
João is Managing Director at Foodways Consulting & Project Manager at foodwaste.ch. He wrote his Master's thesis on the topic of food waste in Switzerland and has since played a key role in developing this agenda. His experiences at the Portuguese Ministry of Economy (Lisbon) and at Syngenta Crop Protection (Basel) sparked an interest in the complex challenges facing a sustainable food system, and led him to set up Foodways alongside Markus and Jürg in 2012.
Marco has more than 15 years of experience in the food & beverage industry business. He worked in Academia, in SMEs and in large corporations. He works with various major player in the food transformation (i.e.:Nestlé, Nespresso ) in scouting and innovation activities.
Today he's the CEO of a "collaborative innovation" company called Altrove Innovation and he's the ideator of AIM, a survey based Software to manage organization's innovation processes.
The Team Behind FoodHack Geneva
FoodHack Geneva is organised by One Roof, a Swiss non-profit association that aims to organise events in social impact fields across the country. Find out more: www.oneroof.events
We build our events with diversity in mind !
Are there any costs? Yes, there will be a small charge of 35CHF to participate at Food Hack Geneva. The hackathon is not-for-profit and your admission fee will be put straight back into ensuring we can provide you with the best possible event. (UPDATE: Thanks to sponsorship from WWF we've been able to update the entrance cost to 35CHF for all participants)
How are teams formed? Teams are formed on the day, everyone who has an idea will be able to pitch on Saturday morning and teams will be formed around the best ideas.
I'm not a student, can I still get involved? Yes, of course! hackathons shouldn't just be for students and your application will be considered just the same as everyone else. With that in mind, apply to attend now!
Can I stay overnight? Yes, we have limited space for those who want to catch up on sleep during the event, but please note you will need to bring sleeping bags or sleeping mats for a comfy stay.
Can I join Food Hack Geneva as a guest? Guest tickets are 100CHF per day, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
FoodHack Geneva sounds cool, how can I promote the event through my network? You're cool. See our Media Kit for all promotional material.
Will food and drink be provided? Yes, your helping shape the future of food tech and tackle food waste in Switzerland and we're here to make sure everything you need to carry that out is provided.
Can I come with pre-formed ideas? No, code and apps created before the event is not accepted but please feel free to start thinking of ideas and sketching them out now. At the end of the day, there are prizes to be won and we want everyone to be given a fair chance.
What if I've never been to a hackathon before? Not a problem at all. Do you have a skill that you think would be of value to the hackathon and a passion to change the future of food tech? Then we'd love to have you, apply to attend now.
What if I want to sleep at home? Totally fine, we understand the comfort of your own bed and respect a good night sleep. Just be sure to let us know when you leave and we'll look forward to seeing your fresh face in the morning!
How old do I have to be to attend? As we'll be serving alcohol during the event, we can only accept participants over the age of 16 as of the 28th of October 2016.
I want to join as a volunteer at Food Hack Geneva! You're awesome and we'd love to have your help. Get in contact with Camille and let her know.
Who is Food Hack Geneva for? We're looking for team players who have a skill they can use to build tech solutions around tackling food waste. This includes developers and designer to build great apps but also business people who can advise on ideation, business model, pitching and more.
Does applying mean I'm guaranteed to join Food Hack Geneva? Unfortunately not. We only have enough space for 50 participants to attend therefore we ask you submit an application for us to review. We're looking for creative and innovative people with a set of skills that can contribute to a project. Applicants will be selected so that there is an equal distribution of developers, designers and business people.
Who own's the intellectual property created during the event? You retain full ownership of anything you build over the weekend. That's a promise we never intend on breaking.
Should I even be sleeping? The hackathon culture promotes a lifestyle of non-stop work and sleep-deprived participants. We don't think this is very healthy and we'd strongly recommend getting some sleep over the 2 days, think power naps and working shifts, that way you're rested but still able to put maximum work behind your projects.
What is a hackathon? Great question, have a read of this Hackathon Guide written by the FoodHack team.