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.
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
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.
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.
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.