13.09.2021 More than 400.000 tonnes of avoidable food waste occur every year in Austrian households, in retail and in restaurants. Economics minister Margarete Schramböck now has the ideas competition "Plate instead of bin" Founded to bring to the curtain innovative companies dedicated to saving food. Specifically, we are looking for projects in two categories: “Ideas and Concepts” and “Start-ups and SMEs”. The winners of the two categories will each receive prize money of 10.000 euros. Vouchers for consulting services are given for second and third places. Ideas can be submitted up to October 15, and the award ceremony will take place in November.