Food Waste Hackathon Poland
The weekend of November 17th-19th, 2017 at the Mercure Wroclaw Centrum Hotel 25 participants dedicated their time and knowledge to #reducefoodwaste in Poland. It was an in depth experience learning about food waste, waste management and app developement supported by our partners Orbis Group, Amrest, Foodsharing Wroclaw, Foodbank Wroclaw, SOLVENA and Abrys.
Many ideas to #reducefoodwaste
After diving in the topic with presentations about food waste in Hungary and Europe, UX design and STREFOWA, the participants took some time to brainstorm on app ideas for the presented challenges.
- How can technology help hotels reduce food waste? (presented by Mercure Hotel)
- How can we support a system for composting of organic waste in households? (Presented by SOLVENA)
- How can we help food banks in Poland save more food from being wasted and distribute it to people in need? (presented by Federacja Polskich Banków Żywności and Bank Żywności we Wrocławiu)
- How to improve the sharing of food in Poland? (presented by foodsharing Wroclaw)
These ideas were developed during the brainstorming
Ideas to solve the home composting challenge:
Ideas how to reduce food waste in hotels?
Idea how foodbanks can improve their logistics?
Ideas how to help foodsharing reduce more food waste in Wroclaw?
The jury decided on these criteria who will win the Food Waste Hackathon in Wroclaw and didn't take the decision lightly.
The jury members brought a lot of nice prizes for the winners!
The prize pool for the winning teams is:
One of the ideas from the 5 Food Waste Hackathons (Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland) will be finished and implemented by STREFOWA and spread in our networks, possible the entire EU and especially all our partner countries. The App will be part of the non-profit project STREFOWA. It will be for free to use and also the code open source. The team with their names will be acknowledged in the application. All teams will be invited to pitch their ideas at one of the STREFOWA conferences later in the project. The decision which app idea will be implemented will be made by the lead of STREFOWA earliest in 2018.
Ideas developed at STREFOWA Food Waste Hackathons are open source (they are a teameffort, based on valuable information from the experts presenting the challenges). The ideas will be shared on this website and the goal is to have them implement in as many places as possible. One idea from all 5 STREFOWA Food Waste Hackathons will be implemented by STREFOWA in 2018. A STREFOWA Food Waste Hackathon is not a start-up competition and is not the best place to share secret ideas. STREFOWA Food Waste Hackathons are about creating an environment to make innovation against food waste happen, for everyone to develop further.
Location and Food by Hotel Mercure Wroclaw
The Food Waste Hackathon Wroclaw was held at the Mercure Wroclaw Centrum. Orbis Hotel Group provided the Food Waste Hackathon with the location and the food for the event. It was impressive and inspiring to see how a 4 star hotel is putting a lot of effort to #reducefoodwaste. We enjoyed a best practice buffet, where they used surplus food in smoothies, and made chips out of them. Everything was served in small single portions, which the hotel found that prevents foodwaste. Also for our warm food, the chefs were very creative, using old bread for croutons for the soup and what wasn't finished we got as salat decoration. And many great examples more.