Harveez was thought as an Observatory of worldwide Ingenuity.
It comes from Jugaaddict, an association created in 2015 by three engineers of Life Sciences, and its aim is to harvest any new opportunities to tackle today's food challenge.
Convinced of the major role of ingenuity in bringing responses to new alimentary models, we are four students from AgroParisTech (Paris school of agronomy and bio sciences) and we chose to take a year-off to meet with innovative entrepreneurs.
From september 2018 to august 2019, we will travel in Africa and South Asia, searching for those local entrepreneurs who have been able to see the opportunities within the environmental constraints they had.
Because of an adverse environment, they have become master at developing Jugaad
innovations, i.e « designing ingenious solutions with scarce resources ».
We will work in partnership with these entrepreneurs in order to develop and scale-up their innovations and business models. New models will emerge from their ideas and our common work, with a significant impact on allowing the access to everyone to a healthy, safe and sufficient food.
The project is supported by Navi Radjou, innovation and leadership strategist and coauthor of Jugaad Innovation and by the Frugal Innovation Chair of AgroParisTech. We work in collaboration with Veolia Africa.