OriginTrail was selected as one of 18 startups to compete in the finals for the international Food+City Challenge Prize 2017 in Austin (TX), USA, on 4 February 2017.
The Food+City Challenge Prize is an international startup competition that encourages innovation in the urban food system. They encourage entrepreneurs from across the globe to create businesses and discover technologies that get healthier food to more people with less waste in a more efficient way. Finalists compete for a $50,000 purse and a sweet package of products and services.
OriginTrail is one of nine businesses to win the support of the Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODINE) in their eighth open call. As food origin is becoming more important, especially in the light of food scandals that are lowering consumer confidence, OriginTrail empowers food brands that hold their promise of provenance and are proud of the origin of their products by enabling them to communicate the food’s origin effectively to the consumers.
ODINE supports innovative startups and SMEs by awarding them up to €100,000 each to develop open data solutions for the benefit of industry and the public. The ODINE project is delivered by a consortium of seven partners, coordinated by the University of Southampton and supported by The Guardian as the media partner, who also featured OriginTrail in their article.
We are proud to announce that OriginTrail is one of 5 business solutions to join the second edition of the H-Farm’s Food Accelerator. OriginTrail was selected from a fierce competition of more than 260 applications from 35 countries and joins the H-Farm’s 4 month accelerator programme, where we will develop the solution further to make it even more useful to producers of quality food of known origin as well as to retailers and wholesalers invested in offering quality food products to the consumers.