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  • Generation Food | Entrepreneurship | Innovation | Leuven

    Generation food is a movement that CENTERS entrepreneurship TO MOVE towards sustainable and healthy food for everyone. ABOUT GENERATION F. A new generation of people is increasingly asking more and more questions about what we eat. ​ What's the deal with our food? What impact does food have on our daily lives, on the climate and what is its social impact? How will we produce enough quality food for everyone? ​ Generation Food is not just for start-ups or young people. Generation Food has no set age, but we share a mission and a vision. ​​ We are Generation Food. ​ We are farmers, students, entrepreneurs,... who want to build a better food future through entrepreneurship. ​ Generation Food is an innovative movement that helps people overcome challenges in nutrition and agriculture. But we can't do this alone, we need your help. ​ Below you will find an overview of our methods so that you can contribute to a Generation Food proof future! If you have any questions or comments, you can contact us contact us at info@generationfood.be . ​​ Our OFFER We use innovation processes and various methodologies to activate entrepreneurs and equip them with the necessary basic skills and tools to develop successful businesses. We also want to support existing entrepreneurs and companies in innovation. Below you can find our offer. Masterclass ​ In a masterclass you get the chance to refine your business model with the help of experts. A defined target group can then refine or acquire a certain expertise or skill under the guidance of those who know what they are doing. Forum ​ During a forum we give the floor to a central speaker for a lecture. Another format consists of several experts entering into dialogue about a certain subject. Our forums take place both physically and digitally, so that you can also gain knowledge from home. Dinner hack ​ In a dinner hack, a group of creative minds comes together for a dinner to co-creatively solve a specific challenge, given by an entrepreneur. Each phase of the dinner (cooking – dining – cleaning) is linked to an aspect of the development and co-creation process. The aim is to bring together different stakeholders, including starting entrepreneurs and people who can help them. Makeathon ​ A makeathon is a variant of a hackathon, but with a focus on prototyping. It is an intense two-day process in which multidisciplinary teams work together to come up with a solution to a specific challenge. Together, the participants go from vague idea to testable concept. Summit ​ During our Generation Food Summit, we look back and look forward to the activities of Generation Food. A moment - together with participants and experts - to capture the lessons learned, take a closer look at realizations and share experiences. International ​ Generation Food is also active internationally. In Tanzania and Burkina Faso, our concepts are used to inspire and help young entrepreneurs in the agri-food sector convert their sustainable concept into a business model. Previous events An overview of our previous events can be found via the button below! To previous events Upcoming Events Wed 28 Sep 28 Wed Sep Makeathon: Nieuwe voedingsproducten op basis van plantaardige eiwitten / Leuven RSVP Sep 28, 9:00 AM – Sep 29, 8:00 AM Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium Generation Food organiseert op 28-29 september een makeathon. Tijdens die tweedaagse gaan studenten, ondernemers en bedrijven intensief samenwerken om nieuwe voedingsproducten te ontwikkelen op basis van lokaal geproduceerde plantaardige eiwitten. Mon 21 Nov 21 Mon Nov Masterclass: Ingrediënten van de toekomst voor HoReCa / Location is TBD RSVP Nov 21, 3:00 PM Location is TBD Tijdens deze masterclass kijken we welke "innovatieve" ingrediënten een meerwaarde kunnen zijn in de horeca-keuken. Van zeewier en micro-algen tot bonen en peulvruchten. CONTACT If you have any questions or comments, you can get in touch with us at info@generationfood.be . REGISTER Submit * View our privacy policy at the bottom of this page. PARTNERS Generation Food is based on partnership because we believe that collaboration is the foundation of change. Welcome to Generation Food. You are now part of an innovative movement: changing our food and so is the world. This project is coordinated by Rikolto Belgium vzw. The personal information you provide to us is processed by Rikolto vzw for the purpose of organizing our events. Keep an eye on our website and expect to hear more from us. You always retain the right to request, change or delete your data. If you have any questions or complaints, you can contact us at info@generationfood.be . The GBA can also be contacted in case of complaints or questions. More information can be found at www.rikolto.be/privacy statement . Top About Aanbod Contact Partners

  • makeathon | Generation Food

    MAKEATHON: Valorising food by-products ​ 8 SEPTEMBER 2020 ​ To simulate entrepreneurship and innovation in the food sector, Generation Food organized a Makeathon. Contemporary challenges in food chains are presented to young innovators. During two days of intensive collaboration, they look for innovative solutions with a convincing business case. ​ ​ The assignment for the participants – students of nutrition and dietetics, marketing, business management and computer science – was clear: find solutions for by-products that are not fully valorised today turn into. Specifically, it was about the apple pulp of a beverage producer Konings NV in Zonhoven and asparagus butts from Aspergehoeve Lavrijsen in Herk-de-Stad. Two side streams that now end up on the compost heap or be used as animal feed. ​ ​ The intention of this Makeathon was to facilitate the processing of this to have secondary flows score higher on the Moerman ladder (see image), and thus reintroduce these nutritionally valuable raw materials to be used as food for humans. ​ After two days of brainstorming, hacking, iterating, intensive collaboration and making prototypes in the kitchen, six groups presented their business case proposals for a professional jury. These were the six companies: ​ ​ A(s)péro : No more boring carrots and cauliflower with cocktail sauce. With A(s)péro you get a culinary trio of appetizers based on asparagus mousse. A restaurant feeling at home. Royal bread : The fiber intake of the Belgian is too low and your children don't want to eat brown bread? Koningsbrood has the solution, by using dried apple pulp they sell a delicious, fiber-rich and white bread. Breakola : Granola is healthy, but now also sustainable. By using dried apple pulp, this Breakola contains extra fiber and protein, and we need less raw materials to produce the granola. EaTwise : Delicious falafel with dried apple pulp as a binding agent. As a sustainable, plant-based meal for the catering industry. Spring bulb : The Spring bulb is a luxury product that demonstrates the versatility of asparagus. This praline with asparagus mousse is a unique culinary experience. Rep-eat : Looking for an innovative, experimental baker? Look no further, Re-eat experiments with by-products for the products they sell. Every pastry, bread or butter cake contains a by-product. ​ In the end, the jury chose Breakola, the fiber and protein-rich granola based on dried apple pulp. Mainly the simplicity of the concept, the ease of implementation, the potential scalability and the amount of residual current used per portion charmed the jury. ​ Today Breakola has grown into the start-up Délicé : they sell several types of granola that use a cranberry side stream. ​ In short: the Makeathon was a great success! Do you want to reminisce about the i innovative atmosphere? Check out the photos below. ​

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