Creative workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia

The Embassy of Sweden and IKEA are calling creative minds of Indonesia to join the Smart Living Challenge workshop to rethink how we look at food waste. Participants will work together in this one-day workshop to generate business ideas and opportunities from food waste that foster a smarter and more sustainable lifestyle. 

See update about the creative workshop here.

Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo cc: joe-joe


When? Saturday, 23 May 2015, 09.00-17.00

Where? The Swedish Residence, Jakarta

How? Fill out the application form and send it to by Sunday,17 May 2015. Please write ‘SLC 2015’ in the subject line.

The selection committee will choose 30 people to be invited to the workshop. Prize will be awarded by IKEA.

About Smart Living Challenge in Indonesia The Swedish Institute and Munktell Science Park initiated the Smart Living Challenge in 2014, an open, international innovation competition designed to generate business opportunities and ideas to foster more sustainable lifestyles in cities. Edwin Permana from Indonesia was selected as one of 15 winners worldwide with his idea on wastewater treatment. In Indonesia, the workshop was organized in May 2014 as part of the Innovative Sweden exhibition. Indonesia will be the first country this year to host the workshop in 2015.

About food waste Today, the world produces more than enough food for everyone, yet 870 million people are undernourished. Meanwhile, one third of all food produced is never eaten. We need to find ways to not just reduce how much food we waste, but also rethink how we look at food waste. “Today’s food waste is tomorrow’s raw material,” said Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary-General of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

In this spirit and through the workshop, we will work together to provide solutions for IKEA Restaurant on how to manage their food waste.

Read more at the Embassy of Sweden Jakarta website.

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