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:
For the Hackdays in Lausanne you have to pay a deposit of CHF 100,
which will be refunded after attending the event:
27/28.01.2018 (Saturday & Sunday) at EPFL in Lausanne
For the Hackdays in Basel we ask you to write a 200 word
16/17.02.2018 (Friday & Saturday) at alte Markthalle in Basel
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 in teams on prototypes (24 h)
3:00 pm, second day – selecting the most promising solutions (90 min)
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.
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:
– Financial Support of up to CHF 10’000
– Workspace & Infrastructure
– Connection to relevant business and industry players
– Mentorship & intense coaching tailored to your needs
from experienced tech & business individuals, including:
Hannes Gassert: Successful founder, author, community builder
Oleg Larovsky: Full stack developer, design thinker, coach
André Golliez: IT consultant & manager, founder
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.
Feel free to start sharing project ideas on our community platform
or send them to us directly:
Companies and institutions interested in open food data and
food innovation are welcome to participate through:
– 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 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)