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What is the theme for this year? 

Circularity in Hospitality - Transforming Waste into Solutions:

Following up on the footsteps of the Green Hackathon 2020 in which the theme revolved around innovative ideas for waste management and segregation within the Hospitality sector, in 2022 we want to go further in search for innovative ideas on how to recreate products and solutions for the Hospitality industry from waste, in a drive towards a full circular economy within the sector.
 

Who are we targeting?
1. University Students   |   2. Hospitality employees   |   3. Innovators 
 


The world needs your creativity to drive a sustainable future! 

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Challenges

Food Waste within Hospitality

The amount of food waste produced daily in Hong Kong is 20 times than the amount of food produced locally.
As for food waste from hotels and restaurants, it is 6 times the volume of local food production.

What other things can be created out of food waste? What are the potential products that can be made? 

Packaging Innovation within Hospitality

Use of single-waste plastic is common in hotels, be it water bottles, coffee cups, earbuds, toiletry bottles, snacks, slipper wraps or more recently balloons. It does not stop there, back of houses use single plastic packaging in the form of cling film, wipes, gloves, masks, etc.

What innovations can be made with packaging waste?

Textile within Hospitality 

Every hotel uses numerous linens and textiles for bedsheets, tablecloths, towels, etc. These textiles must remain in pristine conditions as “spotlessly clean beddings” are a top priority for many hotel guests. Other than new technologies to remove stains more effectively, dyeing to cover stains is also an option chosen by some.

What are some creative ways to repurpose these textiles and give them a new life?

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Meet Our Mentors & Judges

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Partners & Sponsors

Funding Organisation
Main Sponsor
Strategic Content Partner
Content Partners
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Frequently asked questions

What is the GREEN Hackathon and Innovation Night 2022?


GREEN Hackathon and Innovation Night 2022 is a curated competition aiming to inspire and forge creative and out-of-the-box solutions for a more sustainable Hospitality and F&B sector. Hospitality experts, innovators and students will come together and create solutions to transform the Hospitality industry.




When and where will the Hackathon happen?


1.Kick-off 20/Jan/2022 - 18:00-21:00 Venue TBC What will I do there? For participants to mingle and get inspired. There will be a series of speakers sharing knowledge on the Hackathon themes: textile innovation, food tech and packaging innovation. 2.Design Thinking workshop 08/Feb/2022 - 19:00-20:30 @Zoom What will I do there? Design Thinking is a creatively structured approach that helps an individual or a team to identify the real problem and ultimately solve it. Design Thinking will help structure thought processes and help identify what problem is most important to solve, leading teams to generate ideas that solve the challenges stated. This is an optional event. 3.Pitching Workshop 17/Feb/2022 - 19:00-21:00 @Zoom What will I do there? Teams will get a chance to meet with an expert in pitching to refine their pitches prior to the Hackathon day. This is an optional event. 4.Hackathon Sprint 26/Feb/2022 - 9:00-17:00 @Eaton Club Central What will I do there? At this stage you will already have your ideas ready. You will be refining your ideas, working with your teammates on the presentation deck and preparing to pitch your idea at the end of the day. Mentors will be on site for support and advice. 5.Innovation Night 03/Mar/2022 - 19:00-22:00 @Eaton Club Central What will I do there? Short-listed teams will pitch in front of sponsors and judges for the prizes and awards.




How can I apply and what is the cost?


Please apply via this link: Spots are limited and the Early Bird prices will end on 31th December, 2021 at 23:59 HKT.




Can I apply as a team?


Forming teams prior to applying is not necessary. Individual participants will have the chance to talk to and team up other participants at the Kick-off event.
Participants can also register as a team. Simply indicate which participants you want to be teamed with on the registration link.




What are the prizes?


Cash prizes will be awarded to both the Student and Professional categories, as well as a unique opportunity for the winning Student Team to join a Summer Internship Program at The Mills in July-August 2022.




What is the expected outcome?


All teams have to come up with an innovative and marketable product or solution which alleviates the problem of food waste, textile waste or packaging waste in the Hospitality and F&B industry. The solutions should demonstrate circularity and sustainability.




Who can join the Hackathon / are there any requirements?


There are no specific requirements. We want to foster exchange of ideas among people of different backgrounds. Hospitality industry professionals, innovators, start-ups, SME and university students (regardless of discipline) will find this Hackathon especially relevant.




What if I don't have an idea yet?


It's common and normal for people to come to a Hackathon without an idea. Listening to the talks at the Kick-off and attending the Design Thinking workshops will give you inspiration and come up with new ideas. Or check the "BE INSPIRED" sessions on our website to learn more about current projects targeting the same challenges.




I won't be available all the days, can I still join?


To fully immerse yourself in the Hackathon and Hacking process, we strongly advise you to attend the Kick-off Event and Hackathon Sprint. The Design Thinking and Pitching Workshops are tailored to make you succeed in the Hackathon, and will be held online. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this! We look forward to seeing you there!




Who will I meet at the Hackathon?


All the mentors, speakers and judges at our Hackathon are experts in the topics of hospitality, circularity, sustainability or innovation. You will find people from a wide range of industries: academia, hotels, restaurants, start-up incubators and more. We expect a lot of interesting, insightful conversations among like-minded people. Here are our mentors, judges and speakers [link].




Can I bring my family or friends to watch?


All participants are invited to the Innovation Night. Feel free to bring your family and friends. Tickets to the Innovation Night can be found here [link].




What are the safety precautions for COVID-19 at the venue?


All participants will be asked to fill out a health declaration form sent by email in advance when you join the in-person events, as well as scan the LeaveHomeSafe App upon entering the event premises. Temperature will be taken daily upon arrival at the venues. Wearing a face mask is required throughout the events, with the exception of mealtime in designated areas. Hand sanitizer and spare masks will be available at the venues. All collected data / information will be destroyed after 30 days upon the completion of the GREEN Hackathon and Innovation Night 2022.




How can I contact the organiser for questions?


Please don't hesitate to shoot us an email via hackathon@greenhospitality.io





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