A hackathon to find fixes from field to fork
Interns from across our IBM UK sites devised solutions to improve the worldwide food chain in a cross-lab hackathon.
The one-day event saw 70 university placement students research, design, and prototype solutions for "Feeding the future," in the face of increasing need, climate and logistical challenges, and a growing desire to reuse and recycle.
The clever ideas used IBM technologies and services to solve challenges “from field-to-fork” all along the supply chain: for growers, buyers, logistics, distribution, supermarkets, restaurants, cooperatives, and consumers in stores and at home.
They considered how the chain is affected by weather events, crop choices, transport availability, proximity to market, legislation, community preferences, the perishability of goods, international languages, and consumer motivation.
Talk to the two winning teams about their experience, and see their proposals: