Food Waste Challenge

We’re sourcing ideas to solve challenges from all parts of the value chain – everything from household food waste to food waste on organizational and societal levels. Together with our advisory board, we will select the best ideas and innovations for validation and acceleration.


We are teaming up with investors, individuals, and organizations to raise money to fund the best food-waste idea through micro-grants that will allow the initiatives to validate their idea.


The food industry is one of the largest sources of CO2-emission. Despite that, a third of all food is discarded, which would make food waste the third largest CO2-contributor nation if it was a country. In response, the Global Shapers Stockholm Hub is involving local stakeholders from policy, the municipality and business to discuss possible ways to act. The Food Waste project is creating incentives to make restaurants and hotels to reduce their waste. For example, by partnering with existing startups in the local Stockholm startup ecosystem, aiming to reduce food waste. By establishing synergies among different actors the Hub is aiming to contribute to the reduction of large scale food waste.