A food-market innovation from Chile goes to Berlin

The Fundación Ciencia Joven and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) hosted the first Falling Walls Lab Chile 2016 with the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, A.T. Kearney (Founding Partner) and Festo (Global Partner) on 22 September 2016. 

13 talented academics and entrepreneurs presented their research projects, business models and initiatives in front of an interdisciplinary jury and the public. Mr. Luis Felipe Céspedes, Federal Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chile, Mr. Jens Peter Lütkenherm were amongst the honorable guests.

The jury selected the most intriguing presentation based on the breakthrough factor, impact and performance. The winner of the Chile Lab will travel to the Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November as one of 100 finalists from accross the world. The winner will also receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference where some of the world's most prominent scientists present their current breakthrough research on 9 November 2016.


Meet the winner:

Isadora Schmidt     Chile     Universidad Gabriela Mistral     Breaking the Wall of Food Waste

Half of the calories produced on the planet end up in a trash can. The main reasons of food waste are in common practices of service deployment at retail stores that throw those products away. A food-market innovation system that establish levels of diverse pricing related to its proximity to expiration date - improves transportation devices - and integrates a user-driven service experience.


Meet the jury:

Óscar Contreras, Director, Fundación Ciencia Joven

Prof. Cecilia Hidalgo, Vice President of Research, Chile Academy of Sciences

Ramón Latorre, Director, CINV

Arpe Caspary, Director, DAAD Chile


The presenters of the Falling Walls Lab Chile 2016.

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