Innovacoop, Future Food Institute and BI-REX together for HACK4FOOD | To Feed the Future

By September 2, 2020 September 3rd, 2020 All

Innovacoop, together with the partners Future Food Institute and BI-REX | Big Data Innovation & Research Excellence, have recently been selected to develop the HACK4FOOD | To Feed the Future project. The initiative counts, as the only one funded in Italy after an European call, on the support of the SmartAgriHubs network, composed of 164 Digital Innovation Hubs and Competence Centers with the aim of accelerating the digitization of agricultural systems in Europe.

The project consists in the organization of a hackathon which will take place online on October 9-10 2020. The Hack4Food initiative has the goal of stimulating the development of innovative solutions, based on the application of digital technologies to tackle the most crucial issues that have emerged in the global pandemic in the Emilia-Romagna agrifood sector.


The hackathon will promote the contamination of ideas to respond to three challenges faced today by the sector with concrete solutions and high-potential innovation projects. The challenges in question will be:

– Efficiency, transparency, traceability of food supply chains for safe and quality foods

– Prevention of waste in the agri-food chain

– Management of food surpluses for the benefit of the most fragile sections of the population.


Participation in the event is free, subject to selection.

The selected profiles for participation in the hackathon will then be communicated via email no later than 6 October. 

Subscriptions are open on Eventbrite here:


The winning project will be granted an economic contribution of 5,000 euros for its own development. Matchmaking activities will be provided to encourage the subsequent adoption of innovative solutions.

It is therefore a precious opportunity for those who have a business idea or a startup that has already started operating in the areas indicated by the challenges.


Future Food Institute, Innovacoop and BI-REX | Big Data Innovation & Research Excellence, one of the 8 national Competence Centers set up by the Ministry of Economic Development as part of the Industry 4.0 government plan, in collaboration with Legacoop Bologna and Think4Food with the contribution of Camera di Commercio di Bologna, launch Hack 4 Food | To Feed the Future, supported by the SmartAgriHubs network, consisting of 164 organizations with the aim of accelerating the digitization of agricultural systems in Europe.


HACK4FOOD | To Feed the Future is supported by the Agrifood regional ClustER and the Legacoop Bologna Think4Food project in which Innovacoop and the Future Food Institute participate.

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