Agro-Innovations in Smart Cities Ideation Workshop

14 Sep 19 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 0
Markthalle Neun
Eisenbahnstraße 42/43 / Berlin

Food Innovation is a Global Mission!
Join us on our journey and get to know four disruptive food innovation from different parts of the world.

Innovation has to add value but does not necessarily have to be something brand new. It requires the understanding of an idea, maybe rethinking it, putting it in a different context and making new connections. At the end of the day, it only matters if the implementation of the idea was successful, value-adding and sustainable.

Throughout four Saturdays you will have the chance to learn about our food system in small multidisciplinary groups analyzing case studies from the book series.
Discuss the food system problems these examples found a solution for, how these solutions could be adopted and implemented in our local context, and what are the existing actions in our immediate surrounding.

The world is rapidly becoming more urban, and we will require food systems that grow to match this development. In 2013, for the first time in human history, more than 50% of our global population resided in cities.

The UN projects that by 2030 cities will hold more than 60% of the world population. This means more pressures, both in terms of inputs and outputs. Climate change and increased variability mean cities require a food system that is more resilient, accessible, and equitable than those that currently exist.

The needs of every city is different. New York has different needs than Bangkok, and Bangkok has different needs than Berlin. So no one model fits all cities. However, the researchers of the Food Innovation Global Mission have found certain best practices that can serve as models for stakeholders anywhere to shape the urban food systems of the future.

Applying these principles will help urban planners ensure we create cities that do more than support agricultural production, but instead move cities towards a future where they actively cultivate life.


The workshop has limited seats for 20 participants. Follow this link to purchase your ticket.

Single ticket €25 (1 workshop + 1 book download for free)
Global Mission ticket €69 (all 4 workshops + entire book series download for free)