How can we provide end-consumers with affordable and high-quality local products?
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Why Challenge Labs? We want to tackle the big problems that are facing the food sector by bringing together diverse groups of people to find innovative solutions and conveying a set of skills and competencies contributing to enhance innovation capabilities. The activity will lead to developing by participant following skills under EIT Food competency framework: Entrepreneurship (launching ideas, customer identification), Problem solving (teamwork, design thinking, canvas models), Communication (presenting ideas, pitching to customers) and Food systems (sustainability of production, efficiency of delivery, sustainable packaging). Challenge Labs are an opportunity to spark co-founder relationships, lead to the creation of new businesses and build links between industry, academia, and start-ups around a pertinent and topical challenge. What is the challenge this year? The future of our roots: reimagining a sustainable Mediterranean food system How can we provide end-consumers with affordable and high-quality local products? Respond to market needs by combining quality, sustainability, and affordability. Provide consumers with products that are high-quality (organic, fresh, nutritious) and affordable (within the same price range as their mass-produced, non-organic counterparts). Encourage the sales of fresh and sustainable Mediterranean products with positive social and/or environmental impact. When and where does the Challenge Lab 2022: Southern Europe take place? This year, the Challenge Lab 2022: Southern Europe will be a 100%-online event taking place on September 28th and 30th. The first day will include a keynote address, a crash course, and other dynamics to stimulate ideation and solution prioritization. The second day will be for the presentation of the innovative projects (pitches). It is mandatory for the participants to be present in both days of the hackathon.