Hong Kong Food Hackathon 2019: An Innovative Weekend For HK Foodies

Create your own contemporary twist on Hong Kong food classics and rethink F&B in HK!


As a technologically-savvy city, Hong Kong is often at the forefront of new technologies and trends. However, there is a need, currently, for new innovators to begin [1] "disrupting the food system" to create a more circular economy. This is why Hong Kong Hackathon, which is back for its second year in a row, is seeking students and professionals in different industries to come together and [2] "create new HK-inspired recipes as well as designing new business plans to tackle human and environmental challenges."


The Hackathon is the brainchild of Hong Kong Poly U Design, The Future of Urban Food Network and Melee. The event will take place over 20-22nd September, 2019 and will be presided over by distinguished[3]"food innovators, futurists and NGOs." The idea is that participants in this event will be split into multi-disciplinary teams to tackle how [4] "new business models, data and technology can be used to support changes that can lead to healthy, nutritious, trusted, transparent, informed and more efficient food systems." 


How it works:

1. You will be assigned into a team of people with various different skills that can range from students, engineers, F&B experts, farmers and more.

2. Recreate classic Hong Kong recipes while thinking about how to maintain the theme of a circular economy

3. Research and development will also be judged at the end of the weekend

4. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the duration of the event


General Info:

Date:The event begins at 6:30pm on Friday, 20 September 2019 and lasts until 5pm on Sunday, 22 September, 2019

Location: Cook Beyond, 12/F, Block E & F, Luk Hop Industrial Building, 8 Luk Hop Street, San Po Kong

Early bird Price:  (before 30th August): $400

Regular Price: (31st August - 16th September): $490

How to Register: Simply click on the following link to access the registration form: bit.ly/2RqueNb



[1] https://www.afoodieworld.com/foods-future-summit/2019-07-29-hong-kong-food-hackathon-2019
[2] https://www.afoodieworld.com/foods-future-summit/2019-07-29-hong-kong-food-hackathon-2019
[3] https://www.afoodieworld.com/foods-future-summit/2019-07-29-hong-kong-food-hackathon-2019
[4] https://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk/en/event/hk-food-hackathon-2019

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