Europeana Food and Drink Challenges
Throughout the project, we have been running a series of ‘Open Innovation Challenges’, which encourage the development of business partnerships between the Cultural & Creative Industries. We were looking for innovative ideas to re-use digital heritage contents and make use of the rich variety of food and drink related assets in Europeana. The winners of these challenges received both a cash prize and incubation support to help them bring their ideas to the market.
First Open Innovation Challenge
For the first competition, participants were challenged following the theme of “Reusing and promoting Europeana Food and Drink heritage contents”. The desired solutions should help GLAMs (galleries, libraries, archives and museums), touristic agencies and the food and drink industry to improve their business and support the promotion of the European food and drink cultural heritage in the modern digital age.
Second Open Innovation Challenge
The Second Europeana Food and Drink Open Innovation Challenge was all about video storytelling and “Enhancing Sustainable Food and Drink Heritage and Production. The two winners, Stefano Scarafia with his short-movie “Seeds” and Best Italian Video “Pasta Amara” (Bitter Paste) by Ivano Fachin were announced at the award event during EXPO Milan 2015.
More on the incubated video of “The Mulberry Affair”by Raffaella Marandola, winner of the incubation package of Open Lab Cultura can be read here.
Third Open Innovation Challenge
In our third and final Europeana Food and Drink Open Innovation Challenge with the theme: “Reworking Digital Heritage of Food and Drink to Create Material Productions” we were looking for creatives and craftsmen all over Europe to use the Europeana Digital Library collections to create 2D or 3D products around the theme of food and drink.
Europeana Food and Drink Events
Europeana Food and Drink has been continuously hosting and taking part in events around the theme of food & drink throughout Europe. Visitors could meet the network of like-minded people, learn about Europe’s rich culinary diversity and get a taste of our activities, products and applications that have been developed within the project.
Overview of previous Europeana Food and Drink Events
|The London Book Fair||Olympia, London||12 Apr 2016|
|Taart? Taart! Heritage Day in Leuven||Woonzorgcentrum Edouard Remy, Vesaliusstraat 10, 3000 Leuven||24 Apr 2016|
|Wine in Greece Engagement Event||Domaine Oenotria Land Costa Lazaridis, Greece||26 Feb 2016|
|Tasting Historical Europe – eCookbook Reading||Dionysos-Nosh, Vienna||19 Jan 2016|
|Vilnius Gastronomy Week||Vilnius, Lithuania||16 Nov 2015|
|#52Pubs: London Local Pubs Tweet-Up||52 London Local Pubs, UK||13 Nov 2015|
|Secret Late, Horniman Museum London||Horniman Museum and Gardens London, UK||12 Nov 2015|
|Cake! at Week of Taste||All over Belgium||13 Nov 2015|
|Cake? Cake! Touring Exhibition in Leuven, Belgium||Woonzorgcentrum Edouard Remy, Vesaliusstraat 10, 3000 Leuven||22 Apr 2016|
|Food Glorious Food||London, United Kingdom||26 Sep 2015|