The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Innovation and Research Committee kicks off in August 2020 and "Foodworks" is initiated.
Kathrin Haug, the new President of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Committee for Innovation and Research invited 40 innovative minds to come together and redefine the future of innovation in the city. It was there that a diverse group of entrepreneurs joined the Foodworks team.
“The goal of the FOODWORKS initiative is to establish a FUTURE FOOD CAMPUS (FFC) in Hamburg, the FFC is a place where real solutions of sustainable food and agriculture are showcased and can be experienced.”
The "Future Food Campus" will be a place where innovation inspires and attracts people from all over the world, with the aim of changing the way we produce, transport, consume and dispose of food today to make a significant contribution to protecting our environment and reducing global warming.
The volunteers of the Foodworks group (Florian Weisher, Dr. John Lange, Dr. Christian Langer, Phanthian Zuesongdham, Heiko Wandrey, Thorsten Knauf, Fabian Friedrich, Dr. Falko Brinkmann, Dr. Ralf Belusa, and Nieky Ipektchi) had a barbeque and began their mission to engage the team to rethink the current state of the food system and the ever impending climate crisis. Not everyone from the team was aware of the effects our food system has on the planet. Fascinated by these facts and the possible technologies available today, the team set out to make a plan for an innovative model.
"By changing the way we produce, transport, consume and dispose of food today, we can make a significant contribution to protecting our environment and reducing global warming."