Garage48 Food – greener food for a greener planet / 22-24 October 2021

Are you passionate about the more sustainable future of food? Garage48 Food is open for registration! πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰
 
πŸ₯₯ WHAT?
In co-organisation with Garage48, Estonian University of Life Sciences and Estonian Research Council, and partnership with Polli Horticultural Research Centre, TFTAK, TalTech, Ministry of Rural Affairs, and BioCC, a first in its kind hackathon of food technology will take place 22-24 October 2021 in Estonia, to find solutions to different challenges in the food industry.
 
πŸ“WHO?
Garage48 invites bio- and food technologists, food safety professionals, food policy experts, agriculturers, entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, business visionaries, and (UX/UI) designers to solve food systems and production challenges and contribute to developing more environmentally friendly and sustainable eating habits in food technology.
 
πŸ‹ CHALLENGES
– Smart food chain
– Novel animal feed
– Valorization, processing and development of plant-based food
– Bio and circular economy in food technology
– Food safety
– Healthy nutrition and consumer education in reading food labelling and understanding the ingredients
 
πŸ«‘ WHERE AND HOW?
Garage48 Food will take place both as an ON-SITE (at the Estonian University of Life Sciences) and ONLINE event. On-site spots are limited.
For physical food development related solutions, teams have to create a short master plan in 48 hours, i.e. step-by-step of what they want to develop, what they need for it, the expected outcome, etc. together with a clickable prototype of their product (a mobile app, landing page).
For software development related solutions, teams have to develop a clickable prototype in 48 hours.
 
πŸ₯¦PRIZES
*** 2 x 2000€ VALUE – ESTONIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES and POLLI HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER LABORATORIES ***
Food safety mentorship (8h) on microbiological and chemical hazards and food safety indicators; food durability studies and HACCP-based self-control system design. Consultation by other desired specialists (8h). Product development tests and analyzes within the possibilities of the Plantvalor laboratories.
 
*** 3000€ VALUE – TFTAK LABORATORY ***
Win consultation, mentorship, and the opportunity to conduct experiments in their pilot lab and analyses with analytical equipment.
 
*** 2500€ VALUE – BIOCC LABORATORY ***
Product Launch Kit – get your product ready for market! Consultation with professional product developers, food safety analysis for registering a product with PTA, microbiological and production hygiene sample taking, stability and shelf-life trials, and advisory services relating to health claims and organic labels.
 
*** 2500€ VALUE- TALTECH LABORATORY ***
Mentorship (10h) using TalTech University staff, depending on the topic. Use of the lab space with the limited number of instruments in the lab.
 
*** GARAGE48 DESIGN AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MENTORSHIP PRIZE ***
Post hackathon mentorship of 2 months by Garage48 design and development experts.
 
*** TARTU BUSINESS ADVISORY SERVICES ***
One-on-one business consultation and participation in a 7 – day business training program.
 
*** TARTU BIOTECHNOLOGY PARK ***
One on one product and business consultation.
 
*** CLEANTECH ESTONIA – CLIMATE LAUNCHPAD TOP2022 ***
One team that best shows how their solution benefits the positive environmental impact can enter the TOP20 of the biggest green ideas competition – ClimateLaunchpad 2022!
 
And of course, some goodies.
 
🍎 TEAM FORMATION
You can register as an individual and with or without an idea. You can put together your own team in the process or join someone else’s team. Please note that only ready-made teams formed during the hackathon registration process are accepted to participate in the hackathon.
 
🌽TIMELINE
2 June – Program launch and registration open β†’β†’ Eventornado!
18 – 19 September – pre-event. Get inspired, learn in more depth about the topics and set a plan for the hackathon!
20 October – registration and idea submission deadline.
21 October – team formation deadline.
22 – 24 October – Garage48 Food food. 48 hours of teamwork, mentoring, and prototyping!
 
πŸ₯” STAY TUNED
πŸ‘‰ Check out the event on Garage48 web page -> https://garage48.org/events/garage48-food
πŸ‘‰Questions?
#Garage48Food
 
Participation in this event is supported by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund Estonian University of Life Sciences ASTRA Project β€žValue-chain based bioeconomy 2β€œ and Estonian Research Council via ResTA programme.