‘Imagining the Future of Food in Urban Settings’ – Workshop in Manesar

A Lift India ideation workshop in Manesar, Gurgaon to find the best solution to sustainable food production in urban areas!

Event Details


Nestlé R&D Centre India Pvt. Ltd.
IMT Manesar, Gurgaon, NCR 122050 India


December 03, 2016 from 2:30 am to 11:30 am

A country with a growing population such as India will have to deal with the challenge of cultivating crops in a sustainable manner to meet its food requirements. How would a rapidly urbanizing India with limited cultivation space and depleting water resources face such a challenge?

By being innovative about WHERE we grow food, HOW we bring it to the table and WHAT we eat!

swissnex India is looking for entrepreneurs, engineers, farmers, agriculturists, designers, artists, developers, students, academicians or anyone with innovative sustainable ideas that could provide a solution by ‘Imagining the Future of Food in Urban Settings’.


Lift India Ideation workshop will explore 3 themes that address the WHERE, HOW and WHAT of food
• Innovative food production
• Food safety and traceability
• Low environmental impact agriculture

You can attend as a team of 4 or as an individual, and we will help you form teams. The workshop is designed to encourage exchange of ideas and collaboration.

We welcome ideas at any stage of innovation – a concrete idea, a prototype, piloting your solution or looking to spin off your existing product to address future settings.

During the workshop, experts shall introduce and contextualize the three topics and support the participants by highlighting key challenges that are relevant to the local environment. We have industry experts from Buhler India and Nestle R&D Center India who will not only provide this context but also walk us through their innovations for the future. We will also have an entrepreneur to stimulate the debate on sustainability. These experts will be available for the duration of the workshop to provide feedback to each team.

The team with the most impactful and viable solution will be invited to Geneva to take their idea to the next level at the Lift Prototyping Lab 2017.

Information on participation

The workshop is free. The call is open to anyone from any background in India. Seats are limited to 32 selected participants or 8 teams (each team of 4) for each workshop. Participants are expected to make their own arrangements to attend the workshop. Applicants will be selected on the basis of alignment of the idea to the topic, sustainability and novelty.

Registration is mandatory to participate in the workshop.

Key dates

Registration closes – Nov 20, 2016

Intimation of selection – Nov 25, 2016

Workshop dates
Dec 3, 2016 at Manesar, Gurgaon
Dec 4, 2016 at Bangalore

Deadline to submit full proposals – Dec 11, 2016

Winner announcement – Dec 18, 2016

Lift prototyping workshop – Feb 2017 (Dates to be announced)

To know more, visit www.urbanentrepreneurs.io

For any clarifications, please email us at innovation@nullswissnexindia.org.


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