THE 12 SOCIETAL THEMES WE HACK IN 2019
Fabulous Food through Sustainable Agriculture
Our food and agricultural systems threaten the planet’s vulnerable ecosystems. Many food producers are struggling to produce against the odds of climate change and market pricing mechanisms. So how might we create more sustainable food production systems while making healthy food accessible for all?
Improving Food Resilience
Find ways to improve the resilience of our food systems, against the risks of systemic disruptions.
REDUCE FOOD WASTE
Encourage households and the food processing industry to undertake actions towards reducing their food waste.
Bringing agriculture and food production into the heart of the city.
SAVE OUR SOILS
Helping farmers put a stop to soil degradation.
Workshops and More
Food & Agriculture Round-up Session
The final Theme workshop on Day 1, where last wild card ideas are pitched and all teams are formed. Don't miss it.
Healthy Soils for Healthy Food
Healthy soils shape the foundation for sustainable agriculture supplying the essential resources that our food needs to grow. Farming approaches like agroecology promote their sustainable management and increase productivity. Let۪s support farmers in their application while reducing financial risks!
Local Food Production
Transport majorly adds to food productions ecological footprint. Initiatives like farmers markets and food teams allow to consume close to the production site. Also, urban farming gains popularity in all layers of society. We’ll come up with ideas that further reduce those food kilometers.
No More Food Waste
We have to put a stop to the obscene waste in food. In this workshop we’ll bring together the stakeholders who could make that happen; but it will be up to us to come up with innovative solutions that really can be implemented.
Tackling Food Waste in the Lab
Food lab Proef presents its foodlab way of food product development. They will introduce you to a variety of food lab cases. Co-create with Proef! that magical recipe for sustainable foodstudds, using food byproducts & waste.
TECH Inspiration Urban Farming
A 20-minute inspirational crash course on this technology's recent advances and application trends.
EXPERTS, SPEAKERS & MENTORS
Food Waste Warrior
Elke is a food waste expert from FoodWIN, helping mainly cities and canteens reduce their food waste. In doing so, we save money, rescue food and prevent unnecessary greenhouse gasses.
Gil op de Beeck
Food Waste Expert
Gil is Project Manager @ FoodWIN
Food Waste Warrior
Jr Consultant Engineer at Altran by day, challenge-addict entrepreneur by night. Co-organizer and community manager of the JUST KEEP IT Challenge – 21 days Zero Food Waste (2.5K participants - www.justkeepit.be). Gwenny holds a Master Degree in Business Engineering with a specialization in Business & Technology (Solvay VUB).
Food Theme Curator
Jasmien is co-director at FoodWIN. Jasmien holds a PhD in Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University. She is the author of several scientific and other publications, o.a. a book on ecological fruit production. Besides being an excellent researcher, Jasmien is a strategic and innovative thinker.
Food Waste Science Expert
Founder @ foodlab & incubator Proef!
Landscape & Food Resilience
Landscape architect, drawer, nature animator, ecologist & activist, Pierre works in the Urban Ecology Centre (urban-ecology.be) in various participatory action-research projects. His thesis, made out of science and comics (pierrelacroix.be/paysages-resilients) explores trajectories of the territories in the Anthropocene, He is regularly solicited as a resilience expert/lecturer.
Prof. Jijakli Haïssam
Prof. H. Jijakli develops research's on urban agriculture at the University of Li̬ge. Several (inter)national research projects are underway and he has to his credit more than 400 scientific outputs (including 125 refereed articles; 7 patents, 3 spin-offs). He created the Research Centre in Urban Agriculture (www.agriculture-urbaine.be).
I work on a better understanding of soil-plant interactions. I am convinced that scientific innovation in the agricultural world will come through a real connection between scientific domains and various actors. I want to develop a stimulating environment for diverse actors of society to pollinate each other.
Business Model & Pitching
I am a business coach for people willing to start their own business with a focus on sustainability. My entrepreneurial experience as co-founder of PlantHive and FarmTech Society allows me to challenge ideas from the business model to the financial plan.
Food Waste Warrior
Speaker and author of the book Zéro gaspi! (Larousse), Yoneko coorganized the JUST KEEP IT challenge - 21 days Zero Food Waste (2.5k participants • www.justkeepit.be). Her dream for 2019: bringing 500 single mothers to cook every day in a healthy, easy, cheap and #zerofoodwaste way!
PARTNERS & SUPPORTING
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THE 12 SOCIETAL THEMES
WE HACK IN 2019
LIFE SUSTAINING OCEANS
Toward a new relationship with our oceans
MEANINGFUL WORK FOR ALL
Empowering youth and ending discrimination
FAST, CLEAN MOBILITY
Radical ideas for transport are required
Creating cities where it’s great to live & work
Unlocking the full potential of humanity
CREDIBLE, ENGAGING MEDIA
Creating new experiences and new sources of trust
SICK NO MORE
Imagining a world without disease
FABULOUS FOOD FOREVER
Sustainable, healthy, delightful foods for all
OPEN, SAFE FINANCE
Financial services that boost the potential of all
ACCESSIBLE, CLEAN ENERGY
Getting the right kind of energy to the right place at the right moment
CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
Preventing & managing water scarcity