How can ICT contribute to the future of food?

Are you a student with an idea about how ICT can contribute to the future of food? If not, do you know a student who might?


Help us spread the word: the Ericsson Innovation Awards program is a global competition that gives students the opportunity to collaborate with Ericsson experts on innovative ICT ideas that contribute to the creation of smarter, more sustainable cities. The theme for 2017 is “the future of food” and the deadline for submissions is coming up fast (March 14).

This year we are looking for projects that focus on the link between ICT and the UN Sustainable Development Goals #2: Zero Hunger and #12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Food supply is already a growing concern in countries around the world, and experts predict that by 2050 the population of our planet will reach 9.6 billion. Establishing and maintaining a reliable food supply for so many people will require the development of a range of solutions that make it possible for us to “do more with less”.

At Ericsson, we know that ICT can help reduce material consumption and energy use, support the reuse and sharing of products, and increase access to healthcare and education. We’re curious to find out how the world’s best and brightest students think ICT can best be used to make food production and consumption more efficient and sustainable. We want to hear your best ideas and help to develop the ten that our jury deems to be the most promising.

Visit the Ericsson Innovation Awards web page for all of the information about the process, the prizes and previous winners.

The deadline for submissions is March 14, 2017. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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