The Feed the World 2030: Power of Plants Hackathon took place in Christchurch in early December 2017. We’re working on a write up of the weekend now, so check back soon for updates and the 2018 opportunities in this space.
We called together agrifood tech innovators, entrepreneurs, food technologists, scientists, and those passionate about transforming the future of food for the #FTW2030 Hackathon.
Lincoln Hub teamed up with the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR), AgMARDT & Callaghan Innovation to create a unique challenge, powered by Lincoln University & Creative HQ.
Over a weekend in Christchurch, teams were formed, ideas were hatched and developed, and solutions were pitched in front of a live panel of judges, all with the aim to shape the future of what we eat and what we grow.
Food presents some of the most dauntingly complex problems around. No good solution can be designed without a careful understanding of the users and interconnected environmental, farming, processing and supply systems.
From pea and insect proteins to synthetic milks and alternative “meats,” the food technology revolution is well underway. Is New Zealand ready to take part in this food movement? How can we sustainably feed our planet’s rapidly-growing population (8.5 billion by 2030)? How can we innovate to create New Zealand’s future agricultural and food industries? Are plant-based protein solutions part of the answer?
Read more about the challenges our hackathon participants faced here.