MAKE-IT – an infrastructure to hack simpler and smarter food value chains

Partners: Matís, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, AZTI, ETH Zurich, Deutches Institut fur Lebensmitteltechnik (DIL), Queens University Belfast, RisingFoodStars, University of Cambridge (lead), University of Warsaw and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Duration: January 1st 2019 – December 31st 2019


    Project description:

    Creating a smarter and simpler food value chain across Europe requires an infrastructure and capacity to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship that needs to be developed. This 3 year Grand Challenge project aims to achieve this through:

    1. Using existing information and diagnostic tool to inform the hackathons around specific food industry chains.
    2. Designing and delivering a series of hackathons across Europe where different stakeholders come together to find solutions to identified industry challenges in specific value chains.
    3. Convening a network of maker spaces that offer sustained space for hackings and further prototyping resources.
    4. Training professionals to be able to develop entrepreneurial capabilities across the food value chain in Europe.