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.
The future of food concerns us all!
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 and sustainable food system based on open food data. During the event, the diverse participants pitch ideas, form teams of 2-6 people, build prototypes and ultimately present their results.
Our next Hackdays will be hosted by V-Zug and Opendata.ch
on the 7th to 9th of September at Zugorama in Zug.
For the first time in Open Food Data history, we will
add hardware aspects to our Hackdays, under the slogan:
“Open Food Data meets Smart Kitchen”
If you’re excited about transforming the food system as well,
join us for 2,5 days of impactful hacking:
The schedule of the program will look as follows:
15:00, Friday reception with welcome apéro & coffee
15:30, Friday project ideas presentation & team building
17:00, Friday start working in teams on prototypes
13:30, Saturday coaching for presenting, design & business
12:00, Sunday final presentation of prototypes
Food and drinks will be provided to keep you going as
long as possible. Plus, a fun and accelerating side program
including coaching and cooking awaits you.
– Get connected to a valuable network sharing
your passion for food innovation!
– Work with like-minded and brilliant team members
on a project idea you care about.
– Learn about new food datasets, challenges & solutions.
– Your project team can get coaching in presenting, design
& business from industry experts.
– Enjoy an accelerating and fun side program,
including food, drinks, cooking and more.
– The winning project will get incubated by Opendata.ch with
network, 10 hours of specialised coaching & CHF 5000 price money
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.
One project will get incubated by Opendata.ch
for approximately 6 months with:
– Connection to relevant business and industry players
– Financial support of up to CHF 5’000
– 10 hours of specialised coaching according to needs
The selection criteria are:
– be innovative
– have a positive impact
– stay feasible
– strengthen open data
Do I need to have a project idea or team to participate?
– No, you don’t have to. Various project ideas and challenges will
be presented at the beginning of the Hackdays. You can join
the idea and team that you feel most inspired by.
Do I need to stay at the Hackdays location for 2,5 days?
– As soon as you have a team you can arrange yourself on how
you collaborate. Generally, you are free to move around as you like.
What do I need to bring along?
– Most importantly: don’t forget your laptop. You might also want
your notebook, pens and potentially a sleeping bag. But generally,
we’ll try to arrange for everything. E.g. papers, flipcharts, Postits, food
and drinks will be provided.
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
– presenting a project idea or challenge at the Hackdays,
in order to gather motivated individuals to work on it
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. See project overview
Helps individuals achieve a healthier lifestyle with personalized food recommendations. See project overview
Helps restaurants foresee the amount of clients and orders to save resources. See project overview
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 and developed at our Hackdays can be viewed on our community platform, linked below:
“Unterstützung für Food-Tech Projekte” (Startupticker)
“Le hackathon alimentaire fait recette à l’EPFL” (ICT Journal)