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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.

Coordinator

VILABS OE
Net EU contribution
€ 269 293,95
Address
Thermokoitida Technopolis Vepe Technopoli Pylaia
55535 Thessaloniki
Greece

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 269 293,95

Participants (6)

BOROUME SAVING FOOD SAVING LIVES
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 160 375,00
Address
Dikis 10
157 73 Zografoy

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 160 375,00
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 128 461,34
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 128 461,34
MAGYAR ELELMISZERBANK EGYESULET
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 108 875,00
Address
Lokator Utca 3
1172 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 108 875,00
JOVO INTERNET ELO LABORATORIUM EGYESULET
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 100 875,00
Address
Kozraktar Utca 12/a
1093 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 100 875,00
GLOBAL FEEDBACK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 149 750,00
Address
Unit 10 The High Cross Centre Fountayne Road
N15 4BE London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Inner London — East Haringey and Islington
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 149 750,00
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 274 067,21
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 274 067,21