The SuperCoop is a Berlin based citizen initiative working to open a community-owned member-managed food market in the multicultural
district of Wedding. Their plan: Each member works 3 hours per month and can help shape the food market through a democratic voting system. Only a few employees take care of orders and coordination. Inspired by a film about New York Park Slope Food Coop (17.000 members, since 45 years), the initiative grew from just a few people in 2018 to a registered coop with more than 600 members in 2021. After a successful crowdfunding collecting over 70.000 €, they signed a lease, renovated the space and opened their first supermarket in September 2021.
The SuperCoop is working on expanding: leasing more space, having a growing number of diverse members who make their consumption more sustainable, gain knowledge and become multipliers (upscaling). In addition, setting up a delivery system with decentral pick-up
stations in other districts will be a key step (maturing).
Info about the Innovators and the Innovation portraits Catalogue
FoodSHIFT 2030 aims to launch an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon circular future, including a shift to less meat and more plant based diets. This transition is necessary in order to address the pressing challenges for food and nutrition security, contribute to the EU commitment of reducing GHG emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and revitalize urban-rural linkages and partnerships.
To do so, it establishes FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs for maturing, combining, upscaling and multiplying existing food system innovations across nine front-runner city-regions. In turn these innovations contribute to the FoodSHIFT vision.
An Innovation Catalogue called “Innovation Portraits” was created to snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions.
Info about the Innovation Portraits Catalogue
The Innovation Catalogue will snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions. Each FAL has a dedicated innovation focus and each chapter will present innovation cases from a particular FAL. For each of the innovations presented, a snapshot of the innovation concept and purpose will be given, alongside the key impacts the innovation has in relation to the FoodSHIFT Impact Pathways and the acceleration ambitions of the innovation.
In addition, each innovation portrait is also categorized according to its Innovation Dimension. These dimensions indicate what kind of innovation is being presented, and where in the value chain it plays a role. This is indicated by these tabs. The dimensions are defined as follows:
Product – Innovations in this category address new or updated products, including quality, safety and market impact.
Process – These innovations are relevant to new technologies for processing, logistical improvements, infrastructure and new/improved services.
Social – Innovations in this category are relevant to changes in behaviour (e.g. consumers/citizens), development of new relationships and inclusiveness.
Governance – The innovations address policy developments, including food planning, subsidies, taxing, certificates & labelling.
Learn more about all the Innovation portraits: https://foodshift2030.eu/meet-the-people-changing-your-food-system/