The program “Business Innovation food.opendata.ch” launched by Opendata.ch aims to build a publicly available base of nutrition data, to create new innovative and value adding solutions, and to further develop the use of open data for entrepreneurial purposes.
Every year creative, entrepreneurial and scientific projects in the area of food and nutrition data are selected and supported on their way from the first idea to market readiness by providing new open data, intense coaching, mentorship and financial support.
If you want to get informed as soon as we know the date of
our next Open Fodo Data Hackdays, please email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The structure of our Hackdays is usually as follows:
First of all, you get connected to a valuable network
sharing the passion for food innovation! You can work
with like-minded team members on a project idea you
care about with the support of Open Data at your side.
You will learn about many new food datasets, challenges
If you are selected as one of the most promising project ideas,
you will be part of our incubation program for several months:
The most promising projects of the Open Food Hackdays
will be incubated for 3-9 months,
receiving support depending on their needs, such as:
– Workspace & Infrastructure
– Connection to relevant business and industry players
– Mentorship & coaching tailored to your needs
from experienced tech & business individuals
You can find an overview of the currently available open
food data right here: Open Data Resources. There are new
data sets being added on a regular basis and we also welcome
projects that aim to gather new valuable data. If you own or
manage food data, which you want to make available,
please get in contact with us.
Companies and institutions interested in open food data and
food innovation are welcome to participate through:
– sponsoring or co-hosting our next Hackdays
– making food-related data available for our hackdays,
in order to unlock new potentials and solutions
– suggesting project ideas and presenting them during the
Hackdays, in order to gather motivated individuals to work on it
– participating at the hackdays, in order to work with
other actors on innovative food project ideas
– visiting the final speech on the second day of the Hackdays,
in order to get to know different open food data project ideas
The following projects were sent to the last round at the international
incubator Masschallenge and are currently being supported by Opendata.ch:
Helps nutritionists to provide faster and better advice to their patients.
Helps individuals achieve a healthier lifestyle with personalized food recommendations.
Helps restaurants foresee the amount of clients and orders to save resources.
Fights against fake products with the help of data and Ambrosus Blockchain technology.
The following projects were incubated by Opendata.ch over almost 12 months:
Foodimmune is an application, that keeps you stay healthy with traditional medicine food. You are what you eat. See Final Report FoodImmune
With our project, we aim to illuminate the story of the meat you buy in store and make meat buying more personal. See Final Report MeatStory
Tool that helps connecting individuals who are seeking for healthier food to restaurants. See Final Report NutriMenu
Jarvis is here to help you for your groceries ! He’s smart, kind and neutral, he won’t judge you. See: Final Report Jarvis
Open Receipts turns your food receipts into actionable data: calories, allergies and more. See: Final Report Openreceipts
All the projects and prototypes presented at our Hackdays can be viewed on our community platform linked here:
“Unterstützung für Food-Tech Projekte” (Startupticker)
“Le hackathon alimentaire fait recette à l’EPFL” (ICT Journal)