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Zero Food Waste Challenge 2022

The Challenge is for all HBO students in Netherlands, and starts 13 september 2022 with a Kick-off “The World of Food waste” by Stichting Samen Tegen Voedselverspilling.

There are two options for participating:

1) Participation in 7 evening masterclasses organised by several Universities of Applied Sciences, and work on 5 SMALL 8 hour challenges in multidisciplinary groups: you will receive a certificate proof of participation (SILVER)

2) You can participate in 7 evening masterclasses, work on the 5 SMALL 8 hour challenges in multidisciplinary groups AND you work on a real life BIG challenge, which you pitch in februari: you will receive a certificate proof of participation (GOLD). By pitching your BIG project, you will contest for the ZERO Food Waste Award in March 2023.

7 Masterclasses in 6 months

The 7 evening masterclasses (partly live/ partly online) will all be held on Tuesday evenings from 19.00-21.30.

The dates and the topics of the masterclasses:

  • 13 sept 2022: The world of Food waste (inspiration and formation of groups, presentation and matching of BIG challenges)
  • 4 okt 2022: How to measure food waste?
  • 11 oktober 2022: How to analyse the system that creates food waste?
  • 8 nov 2022: How to prevent food waste by analysing human behaviour?
  • 29 nov 2022: How to prevent food waste with design thinking interventions?
  • 13 dec 2022: How to create new value with food waste?
  • 10 jan 2023: How to pitch your food waste project?
  • Deadline submission of pitches end January 2023

Working on SMALL and BIG challenges

  • 5 SMALL 8 hour challenges will be started during each masterclasses. You will start working during the masterclass in your group en hand in the result online at the end of the week. The SMALL challenges can be finished within one day.

  • BIG Challenges: a choice of several challenges will be presented on september 13th. BIG challenges can be done in several weeks up to 6 months, depending on the amount of time you can spend.
  • We will provide for several generic BIG challenges that can be performed within your own education course in groups or alone. A few examples:
  • Example 1: Analyse the current food waste streams in your school, present an infographic of the waste streams and discuss possible solutions for these waste streams
  • Example 2: Choose a specific food waste hotspot (a spot where food waste is created), measure the food waste, discuss with stakeholders the reason behing the food waste, make an iceberg model analysis, create a food waste intervention and test the results. Did the intervention have an influence on the food waste?
  • We will also provide several specific BIG challenges from third parties such as food/ food service companies / other companies from which you can choose.

Questions? Contact us.

Lector Design methoden in Food

Antien Zuidberg

Lector Design methoden in Food


T: +3188 8903885


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