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Food Future Hackathon

This is a past event.

Sunday, March 14, 2021 to 5:00pm

Virtual Event

Calling all CEC students! Do you want to make a positive impact on our environment by curbing global food waste? If so, register today for the Food Future Hack, taking place virtually throughout Florida on March 12-14, 2021. The event is an educational component of the Florida Food Waste Prevention Week, an awareness-generating collaboration organized annually by several state governmental entities.

The mission of the Food Future Hack is to reduce food waste, which research has shown contributes to a myriad of global environmental threats.

FIU is looking for competitive students that have fresh, innovative, no-holds-barred approaches to reducing food waste. The event is open to all university and high-school students in Florida, and winners will receive cash and other prizes.

There are two tracks to this virtual competition, which recognizes that technology plays a key role in developing solutions designed to improve efficiency in the food supply chain and reducing food waste: 

  • The Ideas Track in which student participants design a technology-based solution. Some examples could be an algorithmic solution or a prototype of a mobile app or website.


  • The Technology Track in which student participants design a prototype of a mobile app or a website.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. For prize information, please visit the website here.

Both approaches focus on one main goal: environmentally sound solutions to reducing global food waste.

Registration deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. EST(Friday)

For more information on this event and how to register, please click here

Those with additional questions, please contact