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Lincoln Hub Hosts Feeding the World 2030 Hackathon

Feeding the World 2030 Hackathon | Showcase Event | Sunday 3 December

How can we innovate to create New Zealand’s future agricultural and food industries? Are plant-based protein solutions part of the answer?

Lincoln Hub is hosting a Power of Plants Hackathon in Lincoln on 2 & 3 December. Multiple teams, made up of participants from different disciplines will be united to shape the future of what we eat and what we grow. Ideas will be hatched and developed, and the solutions pitched.

We would like to invite you to the Pitch Showcase at 4.30pm on Sunday 3 December 2017 as teams present their ideas to a panel of judges. The teams will be presented with the challenge:

Food presents some of the most dauntingly complex problems around. No good solution can be designed without a careful understanding of the users and interconnected environmental, farming, processing and supply systems. From pea and insect proteins to synthetic milks and alternative “meats,” the food technology revolution is well underway. Is New Zealand ready to take part in this food movement? How can we sustainably feed our planet’s rapidly-growing population (8.5 billion by 2030)?


Lincoln Hub's involvement in the Hackathon

Lincoln Hub is lead sponsor at the Hackathon on 2-3 December and has teamed up with FAR, Agmardt, Callaghan Innovation, Plant and Food Research and Lincoln University with Creative HQ our lead innovation facilitators.

Lincoln Hub is a “connector” and “front door” to enable Industry to connect with science and education to drive innovation, build capability for the future and create the “best team” for this. As part of considering the challenges we have, to create our future agrifood platforms, Lincoln Hub is hosting a hackathon to bring together people from all disciplines to connect, innovate and create future ideas.

As part of the Canterbury Agrifood Tech innovation ecosystem, come and experience the innovative solutions developed after just 48 hours of intense focus and effort. The Hackathon teams will share their journeys and vision for the future with you and a live panel of judges. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from passionate changemakers, network with industry leaders and those passionate about agrifood innovation across our Canterbury food basket.

For more information please visit the Feed the World 2030: Power of Plants Hackathon page on the Creative HQ website.


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