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Sustainable food - changing the way we produce and consume food

The food system in its current linear form is overwhelmingly unsustainable with tremendous effects on our environment, health and the economy. Our vision in this ecosystem is to support the transition towards a circular food and agricultural value chain, acknowledging the systemic nature of the entire food system.
Credit: Roots Radicals

Innovation in the agricultural and food sector has often been driven by efficiency alone, with no regard for the impact on the environment, society and economy.


Impact startups, embedded in a support ecosystem, have the potential to disrupt these unsustainable structures prevalent in our society, the industry and its regulations.


Together, we imagine a future in which soil quality and biodiversity is built back and improved, global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, food loss and waste are limited, transparency acts as the basis for informed decision making and both obesity and malnutrition are eradicated.

FIELDS OF OPPORTUNITY

There are a wide range of opportunities for positive change through innovation in the field of Sustainable Food. At Impact Hub Berlin, we identified four areas with huge potential for new game-changing solutions.

Building on novel production techniques to reduce environmental impacts

Developing technology to create transparency and shorten farm-to-fork pathways

Creating awareness to shift to healthier and more sustainable habits

Expanding circular models to reduce food loss and waste

Key Activities within this Ecosystem

A close-up of two pairs of hands holding a bowl of strawberries. A "Feeding the City" logo on top of the image.

Feeding the city – Incubator

Feeding the City, powered by Bank of America, is an incubator programme that supports early-stage founder teams in Germany to develop their sustainable food solutions. Der Fokus liegt dabei auf Lösungen, die schon einen Prototyp entwickelt haben, der eine wachsende Stadtgesellschaft nährt und die weiter getestet werden sollen, während sie mit einem Pilotkunden auf den Markt kommen.

Impact Hub Global Map

Digital Shared Event Series

The Digital Shared Event Series is a bi-monthly event series, hosted online by the Impact Hubs Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Kings Cross, Islington and Inverness. The series currently focuses on the topics of sustainable food and wellbeing. The format inspires and connects our communities, facilitating engineered serendipity and impact beyond borders.

Food community events

With specific events, we grow a strong community of food innovators out of our programme alumni and community members, as well as integrated external players. We host networking events, like community lunches or "fuck-up" nights.

Support an Ecosystem

Looking to support impact ventures and curious about how we can help? Learn more about partnerships
To create your own innovation program in one of these fields, contact our Sales & Partnerships Team. Janna Schleder, Sales & Partnerships Team