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An innovative solution to tackle food waste through the collaborative power of ICT networks

Objective

Food waste has received global attention as a major sustainability challenge, with significant implications for the economy, society and the environment. At the same time, it represents a global paradox: whilst a large amount of the food produced each year is wasted, there are huge numbers of people suffering from hunger.
SavingFood offers a novel approach to tackle food waste by turning this environmental issue into an innovative solution to fight hunger. The project builds on the collaborative power of ICT networks and creates an online community of citizens, food waste stakeholders and policy makers that through knowledge creation and sharing they are empowered to take direct action and become part of the suggested food waste solution.
Through the use of advanced open source tools connected to a social networking environment SavingFood facilitates the redistribution of surplus food to those in need, ensures that no food is wasted through lack of communication, supports the participation of people in organised as well as ad hoc events around food saving and encourages wide debate.
Leveraging on the collaborative power of social networks and by activating the collective intelligence of citizens SavingFood seeks to create a social movement for tackling food waste and influence lifestyles towards a more sustainable future.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

VILABS OE
Address
Thermokoitida Technopolis Vepe Technopoli Pylaia
55535 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 269 293,95

Participants (6)

BOROUME SAVING FOOD SAVING LIVES
Greece
EU contribution
€ 160 375
Address
Dikis 10
157 73 Zografoy
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 128 461,34
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAGYAR ELELMISZERBANK EGYESULET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 108 875
Address
Lokator Utca 3
1172 Budapest
Activity type
Other
JOVO INTERNET ELO LABORATORIUM EGYESULET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 100 875
Address
Kozraktar Utca 12/A
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLOBAL FEEDBACK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 149 750
Address
16 Mare Street
E8 4RG London
Activity type
Other
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 274 067,21
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations