On the occasion of the Grand Finals of the 3rd Edition of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge, EatThis. together with Paprika Tasty Radio made a 2-hour live radioshow precedin the award ceremony on June 29. Presenters Ed Smit and Renee Snijders interviewed various teams (including winner Lettus Design!), jury members and previous participants. The show and this last podcast is a nice recap of the Challenge.
The third edition of the Challenge started in November 2021 with 30 student teams from 70 Universities in 20 countries joining in. After the first selection, 20 teams made it to the second round where they received coaching and advice from over 30 partners supporting the Challenge. Ten teams were selected for the finals, including teams from Colombia, the USA, Peru, China and the Netherlands.
This was the last edition of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge, an international and interdisciplinary student competition initiated in 2018 by the Wageningen University & Research with the aim of catalysing innovation in the realm of urban farming. The Challenge inspired many young minds to rethink the way we produce food in the cities and influenced their future career choices. It brought students in contact with leading companies in the horticultural sector and gave them a chance to learn and inspire one another.