Impact Hub Food Ecosystem

The Dutch food chain is in need of change. Though the agro-food sector is one of the largest economic sectors in the Netherlands, it is facing considerable challenges. It is responsible for a large share of national CO2 emissions, and the landscape is suffering from a loss of biodiversity. In addition, the Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agro-food products worldwide. This means the choices we make here have global consequences. What if we used this position to make real impact across the food chain and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable food system?  

Through our ecosystem approach, we bring together and strengthen relationships between entrepreneurs, investors, government, and other organisations. We then create the resources necessary to spur innovation and co-creation for positive change in the food sector. Read more below and become part of our food ecosystem!

Programs

FIX YOUR FOOD HACKATHON

Pitch Your Fix by 15 Jan 2020 >>
A third of all food is wasted, eating animals impacts the climate, food is flown all over the world and we wrap it in plastic that ends up in the oceans. Time for change! Do you have a business idea to Fix Your Food? Turn it into a concrete business plan with an interdisciplinary team at the Fix Your Food Hackathon on 25 & 26 Jan. The winning team gets to take part in our next Business Model Challenge incubator!

IMPACT THE FOOD CHAIN ACCELERATOR

Apply by 17 January 2020 >>
Do you have an innovative startup or SME (MKB) that’s working on making the food chain more sustainable? Join our food chain accelerator to strengthen your revenue model, growth strategy and impact. All under the guidance from experts, mentors, financiers and strategic partners, over the course of 13 training days.
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Featured Events


28 November
THE WHOLE PACKAGE: INNOVATIONS IN FOOD PACKAGING
How can we make food packaging sustainable? Plastic waste is a global problem, and the EU is preparing the transition towards a circular economy. Where does that leave food packaging? During this event, we will explore trends, innovations and opportunities, together with Futureproof.community by MVO Nederland. More info & tickets >>

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25 & 26 January
Fix Your Food Hackathon
In the Fix Your Food hackathon on 25 & 26 January 2020, a group of 50 people with an entrepreneurial mindset and different skills will work on 10 pre-selected business ideas. In teams, led by the idea owner and experts from the Impact Hub network, the participants develop each of these ideas into a concrete business plan. Submit an idea or help someone with theirs! More info & tickets >>

Food Membership

Coming soon! Keep an eye on this page.

Stories

REPORT: PIONEERS OF THE SHORT FOOD CHAIN

In the "Koplopers van de Korte Keten" (Pioneers of the Short Food Chain) report, five leading-edge Dutch pioneers of the short food supply chain discuss their drive and mission. The founders of De Melkbrouwerij, Herenboeren, Boerschappen, Vokomokum & Atlantis Handelshuis are using innovative, short-chain business models to build a fundamentally different system. Read more >

MEET THE STARTUPS | IMPACT THE FOOD CHAIN ACCELERATOR

The Impact the Food Chain Accelerator is a 5-month program for impact entrepreneurs who work on the transition to a more a sustainable food system. We selected 12 startups that focus on shorter and fairer value chains, circularity against waste, or sustainable (alternative) food products. At the end of the program, the entrepreneurs will have developed validated business plans to take their startups to the next level. Read more >>

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