UW MA students, doctoral and postdoc researchers can apply now for an online “Warsaw 2020 MAKEit Fruit & Veg MAKEathon”, organised by UW in association with EIT Food and Institute for Manufacturing of the University of Cambridge. The application deadline: 12th November.

The University of Warsaw is part of EIT Food – Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted. EIT Food supports innovative and economically sustainable initiatives which improve health, access to quality food, and environment. It comprises 50 partners from different countries including, among others, University of Warsaw, University of Cambridge, Technical University of Munich, Autonomous University of Madrid, companies such as Robert Bosch GmbH, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Siemens or Sodexo. More information >>


The Warsaw 2020 MAKEit Fruit & Veg is a hybrid MAKEathon that comprises a series of live online activities on modern solutions during the first two days and subsequent remote prototyping, followed by pitching. The participants will work online in teams to create new business ideas and product concepts that could help the fruit & vegetable intake become more sustainable not only during the COVID-19 but for future disruptions such as climate change and other pandemics. The ideas will be converted into physical prototypes using the world class high-tech industrial equipment with the support of prototyping experts from a Makerspace.

Due to the spread of COVID-19, the hackathon will be held remotely on:

  • 20th-21st November, 10:00-16:00 Hours (CET)
  • 26th November, 16:00-18:00 Hours (CET)

The event is dedicated to UW MA students, doctoral and postdoc researchers. It is also open to employees of industrial companies, entrepreneurs or people who consider establishing a startup in the field of fruit and vegetable processing, fresh produce online shopping and delivery, packaging, product design, etc.


To take part, please fill in a registration form >>


For questions, please contact Mansour Esmaeil Zaei, the EIT Food MAKEit project coordinator at the University of Warsaw Faculty of Management: mez(at)wz.uw.edu.pl.