Garage48 Food 2022/23

Start: 27.01.2023 14:30

Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu

Are you passionate about a more sustainable future for Food? Then, Garage48 Food 2022/23 is open for registration!


Register and more info HERE:



In co-organization with Garage48, Estonian University of Life Sciences and Estonian Research Council, and in partnership with Polli Horticultural Research Center, TFTAK, TalTech, BioCC, and Tartu Biotechnology Park (EIT Food Hub in Estonia), a second food technology hackathon will take place 27-29 January 2023 in Estonia, to find solutions to different challenges in the food industry.

This year we have something extraordinary planned for you! There will be actual food tasting at the hackathon, so tell us about the food you want to develop, come and run the tests you need at our partner laboratories, and surprise us with new tastes!



1. Physical food related solutions

We welcome science-driven ideas until 15 November and selected idea owners will have 2-month access to our partner laboratories with the necessary mentorship (TFTAK, BioCC, TalTech, Polli Horticultural Center and the food laboratory of the Estonian University of Life Sciences) to run tests and develop their product!

The product owner will bring his/her prototype for tasting to the event for the jury, and within 48 hours, his/her team has to create a business and marketing plan, a concept for packaging and some branding, together with a clickable prototype of their product.

2. Software development-related solutions

Teams must develop a clickable prototype in 48 hours. We welcome software-related ideas until 20 January.



Garage48 invites bio- and food technologists, chefs, nutritionists, all food enthusiasts and idea owners, food safety professionals, agriculturers, food policy experts, educators, entrepreneurs, developers, marketers, business visionaries, and (UX/UI) designers to contribute to developing more environmentally friendly and healthy eating habits in food technology, and solve the challenges of food systems and production.



You can register as an individual or a team, with or without an idea. You can put together your own team in the process or join someone else's team. Teams should be completed by the start of the hackathon in January.

Team formation takes place on Eventornado platform.

Read more about how to join or get your team together HERE



To keep you on track with the ideas, we've developed focus topics that give you an insight into what is most relevant and needed in the food industry and where it's heading soon so you'd come up with solutions with an actual potential output for the market. So check out the topic areas section to get further insight and get inspired!

- Bio and circular economy in food technology
- Sustainable sources of proteins
- Novel food
- Sustainable food chain
- Food education



The best solutions will be awarded sweet prizes that help the teams to develop their prototypes further and get them ready to enter the market.



Transportation for participants to get to the hackathon venue in Tartu will be organized from Tallinn. Organizers will also do their best to provide accommodation for participants outside of Tartu. More information will be given closer to the event on an ongoing basis.



16 September - registration and idea submission is open.
15 November - physical food development-related ideas submission deadline.
21 November - 20 January food product development period at the laboratories.
20 January - registration and software-related ideas submission deadline.
23 January - team formation deadline.
27 - 29 January - Garage48 Food 2022/23 hackathon.


More info and register HERE -



Participation in this event is supported by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund Estonian University of Life Sciences ASTRA Project "Value-chain based bioeconomy 2 "; Estonian Research Council via ResTA programme, and by EIT Food, Innovation Community of The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), which is an independent body of the European Union.