Shaping the future of what we eat and grow through daring innovation

The future of food and the alternative ways to feed a growing global population will be the focus of a plant-based innovation hackathon in Christchurch on December 2 and 3.

The Feed the World 2030: Power of Plants Hackathon will provide a platform for agritech food innovators, scientists, industry experts and entrepreneurs to engage and start to shape New Zealand’s agricultural platforms.

Lincoln Hub is teaming up with the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR), AGMARDT, Callaghan Innovation, Lincoln University and Creative HQ to create this event to enable new connections to broaden innovation in New Zealand’s agrifood system.

Toni Laming, Lincoln Hub Chief Executive, says, “Lincoln Hub is excited to be teaming up with key agrifood innovation leaders to create new kinds of collaborations and innovation in the Agrifood tech field which is expanding globally. Many innovations and advancements are happening at a rapid pace to create the foods we eat and is fundamentally reshaping how we farm and cultivate crops to reduce the impact we have on our ecosystem.

The hackathon format will allow teams to form around new ideas and develop customer-centric solutions.

For more information on the event and how to participate in the Feed the World 2030: Power of Plants Hackathon, visit HERE.

Lincoln Hub will also host a ‘What the heck is a hackathon, anyway?’ seminar on 26 October for those wanting to find out more about the event. The event is free but people are asked to register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/what-the-heck-is-a-hackathon-anyway-a-breakfast-seminar-with-creative-hq-tickets-38853450717

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