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Food waste Hackathon-Prague

Food Waste Hackathon Czech RepublicFood Waste Hackathons are a chance for you to contribute your ideas, knowledge and interest to reduce food waste in your country. The idea and how an app, website or bot can be used to reduce food waste is far more important at our Food Waste Hackathons, than actually understanding how to program. To make sure the ideas make sense from a technical point of view, programmers  advise and help on how to implement the ideas. Participants were from different professions and more than 6 countries: Environmental students, programmers, entrepreneurs, game designers, communication managers, Food Sharing activists, food waste experts and marketing experts, designers and film makers. The broad mix of professions and people made the teamwork really interesting and the results impactful.

Food Waste Hackathon Czech Republic

The concrete challenges the host of the Food Waste Hackathon, Glopolis in Prague are facing for the pilot actions to reduce food waste in the Czech Republic are:

  • How can we make children of the age of 11-15 years care about food waste?
  • How can we help food banks in the Czech Republic save more food from being wasted and distribute it to people in need?

Date and venue

The weekend 21.-23. of April 2017 in Prague at the Svet Hub will be dedicated to reduce food waste with smart ideas. 

For whom?

Everyone interested in helping coming up with ideas for Apps or Website that could help Czech Republic to reduce food waste should participate. Programmers, Designers, UX Designers, Enviromental students and professionals, marketing students and professionals, entrepreneurs, ....

Besides helping to reduce food waste, you meet nice people, network out of your bubble and spend a fun weekend with great people eatingdelicous food. 


An entire weekend you will learn about food waste in the Czech Republic. In mixed teams you will take on the challenges presented by the hosts, come up with ideas how an App can help to reduce food waste. 
Friday, 5 pm - 8 pm  (open for public)
5:00 Welcome
5:30 Official Opening
6:00 Challenges presented
7:00 Time to pitch ideas 
7:00 - 8:00 Networking and Teambuilding
Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm Uhr (participants only)
9:00 Breakfast and Coffee
9:30- 12:30 Ideation & Teambuilding
12:30 Lunch
01:15 Energizing Activities
01:30-6:00 Working on the soltution to reduce food waste
Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm (participants only)
9:00 Breakfast and Coffee
9:30- 12:30 Ideation & Teambuilding
01:15 Energizing Activities
01:30 Finishing ideas and working on presentation
5:00 Handing over final presentation
Sunday, 5 pm - 9  (open for public)
05:00 Guest arriving
05:30 Presentations
07:00 Buffet
07:30 Jury presents Winners
08-21:00 Celebration


It is free to participate, but it charges a 10 EUR fee, when signing up, to make sure that you are comitted to taking part. They will fully refund the fee, when you participate at the Food Waste Hackathon.  You can register now here.

Picture credit: Food Waste Hackathon

For more details visit here the Food Waste Hackathon website.