The three year program “Business Innovation food.opendata.ch” launched by Opendata.ch and Engagement Migros 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 care about food, no matter if it’s due to ecological, health, social or gourmet reasons, this is the place to be!
At the «Open Food Data Hackdays» we invite engineers, designers, agricultural and nutrition experts, entrepreneurs and students to jointly develop new solutions for a transparent, efficient, and innovative food industry based on open food data.
Click the following links to sign up:
During the Hackdays we go through 3 phases:
9:30 am, first day – collecting project ideas and forming teams (40 min)
10:15 am, first day – working on prototypes (24 h)
3:00 pm, second day – selecting the most promising solutions (90 min)
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.
The most promising projects of the Open Food Hackdays
will be incubated for 3-9 months, receiving:
– Financial Support of up to CHF 10’000
– Mentorship & intense Coaching
– Workspace & Infrastructure
Feel free to start sharing project ideas on our community platform
or send them to us directly:
The following projects were incubated during the first cycle of the “Business Innovation food.opendata” program, in 2017.
Foodimmune is an application, that keeps you stay healthy with traditional medicine food. You are what you eat.
With our project, we aim to illuminate the story of the meat you buy in store and make meat buying more personal.
Tool that helps connecting individuals who are seeking for healthier food to restaurants.
Jarvis is here to help you for your groceries ! He’s smart, kind and neutral, he won’t judge you.
Open Receipts turns your food receipts into actionable data: calories, allergies and more.
“Le hackathon alimentaire fait recette à l’EPFL” (ICT Journal)