What is innovation? How do you judge an innovation? And how likely is it that this particular innovation will actually work in practice? Eat:em managed to convince the external jury that their concept would do just that. It was both innovative and had great potential to be realized. Eating insects used to be for those who had no choice, but today and especially tomorrow we think, just like Eat:em, that larvae and insects will play a bigger part in our diet.
Winner of the category ”Idea with the Biggest Impact”
Just as no one thought the telephone would work in reality back in 1880, few thought that a tiny sensor connected to an app would be able to control the cold chain just a year ago. But team Dynahmat proved that it is possible! Thanks to their innovative efforts, they proved that technology can be used to monitor the package and the cold chain from the producer all the way to the consumer.
Winner of the category ”Idea with the Most Potential”
Many teams fought for this title, but Team Anknyta took home the victory after convincing the jury of their concept’s enormous potential. This team analyzed the current market situation and adapted their proposal to a specific demand. Ikea Food Services AB wanted help finding a playful way to reach its younger audience, i.e. kids. The winning concept “Anknyta” offered a way of encouraging children to eat and explore new and more healthy food.
Take a look at the brochure from the previous Food Hackathon 2016
Applying a step-by-step approach, the team came up with a strategy to introduce the idea of including insects in certain products, then gradually making them a part of the actual meal, so that people would slowly come to accept replacing meat with insects. This would help combat the extreme water waste and CO2 emissions that result from raising livestock as our main source of protein.
The concept is to combine the Dynahmat sensor with a user-friendly app customized to the specific needs of the target consumer. Responsibility for e.g. inventory monitoring to prevent waste is handed to the household. In the long term, we could use the same technology to monitor the package end to end.
A concept to encourage children to eat and explore new and healthier food through play. To bring together parents, children and healthy foods at mealtimes in a fun, playful and stress-free way that promotes new food exploration, child engagement, and imaginative thinking. Anknyta is a connectable mealtime “play tray” creatively designed to bring colour, texture and hands-on storytelling to a child’s plate. Examples include textured surfaces that encourage younger eaters to reach into their bowls and feel around, and the pegged tray, which can be used to build anything from a broccoli forest to a carrot-walled fortress. Its simple, uncluttered design ensures versatility, while freely inspiring users to imagine how they might turn their brussels sprouts or beets into anything from aliens on the moon to a sailboat on a gravy river. Each tray piece is 10x10cm and connectable on all sides.
Team Absolut Alone
An idea consisted of a bottle that could be converted into two glasses when empty.
Team Bee Family
Want to inspire people to rent a beehive and keeper to help build up a bee community
Team Bygdens Saluhall
Focus on hacking food distribution to empower small- scale food producers.
A pop-up event to inspire people to eat more healthy, plant-based food.
An idea for an app to show people how what they eat affects the body and the environment.
Team Your Local
An idea for an app to get people more engaged in reducing waste.
Business Designer KrinovaMAT