Adarsh Nalamalapu, Prithu Pareek, Jaime Romero, Saral Tayal

Farm to Table

Farm to Table is a platform that aims to help solve the issue of increased food waste by farmers as well as food shortages in food banks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers, will be able to post any surplus produce that they have. Likewise, food banks will be able to post any need for food that they have. This way we hope to utilize the excess produce that is being thrown away by farmers, as demand has gone down, to fulfill the unmet need for food in food banks and other charitable organizations that have seen an increase in demand due to a large increase in unemployment over the last few months. Additionally the platform will provide lawmakers, policymakers, and other organizations data about where food in the US is being produced and where the demand lies which can be used to shape their policies and decisions.



We propose to create a web app to connect farmers and food banks. Additionally, we will also have transporters able to create an account on the app in to assist in facilitating the transfer of produce from the farmer to the food bank, if needed.

  • Farmers will post with any surplus produce that they have and are willing to either donate, or sell to food banks for a reduced price.
  • Food banks will post any needs that they may have for food and how much they are willing to pay.
  • Both farmers and food banks will also be able to accept a job or request from the other party.
  • Eventually we hope to automate this process and allow for automatic matching between parties
  • If neither side can provide transportation, once they enter into a job agreement, transportation providers can also log into the app and see a list of agreements and can accept one if they want for free or for a fee.
  • Farm to Table will also accept donations, and provide money to facilitate transactions if necessary.
  • When logged into the app a map will be displayed which shows both the food requests and surplus across the country, which can be used by policymakers, organizations, etc.




Adarsh Nalamalapu

Adarsh Nalamalapu

Prithu Pareek

Jaime Romero

Jaime Romero

Saral Tayal

Saral Tayal



What region(s) or state(s) do you currently have operations in?

None currently

Is there a specific region or state where you plan to focus on for this project?

Initial focus on the US market, long term plan for global market

How far developed is your proposal?

I have an idea but it needs to be developed, 6-12 weeks until ready for implementation.

Is there any legal protection for the solution?




Humanner – Collective Holistic Social Innovation Ecosystem Management

By Janos Deak

By the Humanner Cooperative Social Business Ecosystem model give financial self-sustainability and emerge the digital infrastructure to connect informal market, unlock the power at the bottom of pyramid, and deliver economic prosperity.

“A charity money has only one life. A Social Business money can be invested over and over again.” (Muhammad Yunnus)

Linking science and technologies to communities of our global society. Humanner’s social R&D focus on interweaving new models so smoothly and seamlessly into the currently prevailing system, that it will not be perceived as opposition, but rather as a higher quality competitive model, which gradually replaces the old one.

Our method is to create a high-quality example while showcasing our understanding of what it means to be human.

Humanner’s system work with a MULTI FUNCTIONAL holistic multisolving approach so that make the investment more impactful. Single investment of time and money – Defined as a way of solving multiple problems with the multisolving approach brings together stakeholders from different sectors and disciplines to tackle public issues in a cost-efficient manner

Humanner unite the two biggest volunteer sectors the Open Source and the Non Profit sector into a Social Business Innovation Ecosystem. We aim to explore how open source software, open source hardware, digital maker practices and open design can be effectively used by local communities to fabricate their own tools, make sense of their environments and address pressing environmental problems.

Witty Kitchen – Your Perfect Kitchen Mate

By Joan Leung

Witty Kitchen develops an AIoT kitchen platform consisting an ecosystem of innovative AIoT-enabled smart kitchen products.


By sohrab kiani

The main idea is provide a direct link between farms and customers and streamline the current online process between some farmers and customers.


By Sindhu Sundar

Policy proposal for collaborative food distribution networks utilizing existing nationally-accessible tools and organizations, and partnerships between community centers, hospitals, farmers, and distributors. Objectives are the identification of in-need communities to provide mobile markets and CSA boxes, as well as subsidization strategies to serve low-income areas.


By Rosa Castizo

Food waste has as many faces as places, products and seasons; it is the best example of “one solution doesn’t fix all”. What about if we bring our efforts to connect solutions and involve more people in doing the matchmaking between food waste and places to receive it?

Digital Surplus Management System

By Kubra Orak

Supported by UNDP to reach SDGs, Whole Surplus provides technology solutions to create value out of unsold inventory.[bc1]  Placing technology at the heart of a crucial issue as food waste, Whole Surplus offers holistic and digital solutions to any type of surplus food, that is eligible for human consumption, animal feeding, recycling or landfilling and matches them with the right partner who offers the highest financial and social value. Moreover, the platform provides a data analytics dashboard to reduce waste at the source. With the help of the technology and network that is created, the aim is to reduce partners’ food waste-related carbon emission by 50% and to reach the zero-landfill goal.

Scroll to Top

Nominations for Food Tech Innovators