Step On The Box

Tackling Food Waste for a Sustainable Future

We are looking for:
Groups (university students) or start-ups who have an idea about (food) waste.

Registration deadline
6 Sep 2023
20 Sep 2023
Herengracht 483, 1017 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands, Onsite
1. Description of the challenge

Food waste is a global issue that demands urgent attention. At Lineage Logistics, we aim for a more sustainable future and by effectively tracking and tracing food waste, we can identify inefficiencies, optimize processes, and reduce waste throughout the entire supply chain, from source to plate.

Are you a real innovator, problem solver or tech enthusiast that has the solution that will tackle one of the most critical challenges facing the food industry today - effectively tracking and tracing the weight of food waste along various points* of the supply chain? Lineage Logistics, one of the leading companies in the cold chain sector, is looking for you!

In this transformative event of 2x 12 hours, you have the opportunity to offer ideas to potentially contribute to the transformation of the food industry and impact on reducing food waste. You will be pitching your solution on day 2 in a team to an expert judging panel and will have the chance to win an incubator program of 6 months as well as a monetary price.

*ie think of solutions on avoiding foodwaste / reducing foodwaste/ valorise foodwaste.

2. Expected outcome

We are seeking innovative solutions that empower supply chains to track and trace the weight of food waste accurately. These solutions should leverage technology, data analytics, and digital platforms to provide real-time insights, enabling proactive decision-making and waste reduction strategies. We encourage participants to think creatively and propose scalable solutions that can be implemented across different segments of the food industry.

Do you have an idea for this challenge? Join us on the 20th and 21st of September in Amsterdam and pitch your idea to experts.

We invite academics and start-ups with a passion for solving complex challenges and making an impact to join us in this hackathon. Participants should bring their expertise in technology, supply chain management, data analytics, and sustainability, among other relevant fields. We value creativity, critical thinking, and the ability to translate ideas into practical and scalable solutions. 

The hackathon will feature partners and industry experts, representing Foodvalley NL, Instock, Van Geloven (part of McCain), Taste Before You Waste, VU Amsterdam, The Waste Transformers and Lineage.

About Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics is one of the world’s leading temperature-controlled industrial REITs and integrated solutions providers with an unrivaled global network of over 430 strategically located facilities, totaling approximately 80.000.000 cubic meters of capacity across 20 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Coupling industry-leading expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions and innovative technology, Lineage partners with the world’s largest food and beverage companies to increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, minimize supply chain waste, and, most importantly, help feed the world. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations and sustainability initiatives, Lineage has been named a CNBC Disruptor 50 Company for three consecutive years, twice named a US Best Managed Company, named the No. 1 Data Science company, and 23rd overall, on Fast Company’s list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies, and was included on Fortune’s Change the World list. (