EIT Food: From food waste to food gain

EIT Food from waste to gain

In 2018, Belgian retail chain and EIT Food partner, Colruyt, launched a student competition to reduce their three largest waste streams – bananas, bread and potatoes.

Three groups of students from the Universities of Reading, Leuven and Hohenheim were given nine months to create a product, and at a pitch event in November team Hohenheim won first place with their ‘Banabooms’ breakfast cereal reinvention.

The students from Hohenheim are receiving financial and professional support to bring their product to Colruyt’s shelves in 2019. The other two teams are also receiving support from Colruyt and other EIT Food partners to help turn their prototypes into commercial products.