Workshop / Overview

If you care about food, no matter if it’s due to ecological, health, social or gourmet reasons, this is the place to be!

At the «Open Food Data Hackdays» diverse food-interested actors, including big data specialists, software engineers, nutrition experts, farmers, app designers, students and entrepreneurs, are united. This potential is combined with publicly available data on the production, movement, consumption and impact of food, in order to enable groundbreaking projects.

During the Hackdays we go through 3 phases:
I) we collect project ideas around Food Data
II) we work in teams on prototypes for 24 hours
III) we select the solution with the biggest potential, which will receive financial (up to CHF 10’000), technical and business support for more than six months!

9:30 am, first day – collecting project ideas and forming teams (40 min)
10:15 am, first day – working in teams on prototypes (24 h)
3:00 pm, second day – selecting the most promising solutions (90 min)

This event is part of the three year program “Business Innovation” launched by and Engagement Migros, who aim to support creative, entrepreneurial and scientific projects in the area of food and nutrition data on their way from the first idea to market readiness

For more information please visit or read an article about our last Hackdays
The first OpenFood hackathon at EPFL is a hit (EPFL)
«OpenFood Hackdays»: 200 Leute tüftelten in Lausanne und Zürich (Blick)
Le hackathon alimentaire fait recette à l'EPFL (ICT Journal).

If you have any questions feel free to get in contact with our Project Manager Nikki Böhler via

Workshop / Outcome

Workshop / Difficulty

Intermediate level

Workshop / Prerequisites

  • The Open Food Hackdays 2018 have a specific ticket. Please select the right one on the ticketing page.
  • This Hackathon takes place from Saturday morning to Sunday end of afternoon.

Track / Co-organizers

Hannes Gassert

Board Member,

Nikki Böhler

Project Manager,

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