The Food and Cities conference will bring together stakeholders from across the public and private divide to share knowledge and explore the opportunities for establishing sustainable urban food production, the evolving technological and societal landscape that surrounds the field, and the political will behind its realisation.
Further, the conference will include the finale of the Urban Food from Residual Heat competition – an 18-month open innovation competition devoted to sourcing innovative business models and technological solutions for utilising waste heat in the city to power urban food production centres. The three finalists will present their proposals in front of a specialist panel, competing to win 1,000,000 SEK in prize money, as well as support in implementing their vision in one or more of the four Swedish Cities.
Organised and hosted by the Swedish Agricultural University, the City of Malmö, EIT Climate-KIC and a host of other stakeholders, the day-long conference will take place in Studio, Malmö on 19 September. See the conference homepage for more details.