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Tackling Food Wastage with Innovation

Tackling Food Wastage with Innovation

A five-student team “Foodster” at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) won the championship of the EdUHK-SCMP Innovative and Education Challenge held in June 2019. Its business plan beat the other four contestant teams and impressed the judges with a self-designed app which allows people to buy unsold food from shops at a lower price with an aim to tackle the food waste problem.

The competition aims to encourage EdUHK students and alumni to transform their innovative ideas into entrepreneurial start-ups. To promote entrepreneurship and innovation in education, the EdUHK Library has set up a 24-hour “Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub” to provide 24-hour office spaces with various facilities for students to carry out projects and/or start their own businesses. For details, please visit:

Two student representatives of the champion team “Foodster” (third and fourth from left) with the judges

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The team “Loci Thingkers” delivers its idea on serving local artists and designers

The team “Foodster” explains their business model in minimising food wastage

The team “Dream Catchers” addresses to the questions on its “Vegetarian” business app model

The team “IB Chinese Goal” delivers presentation on its business model for IB teachers and students

The contestant teams together with the judges at the Challenge