Transitus' "Moving Forward Together" initiative focuses on identifying, vetting, and incentivization effective industry leaders to collaborate with talented student teams. These teams focus on rapidly designing and deploying sustainable technology solutions that enable impactful social mobility in communities. With a proven track record of enabling successful student/industry collaborations, Transitus and its partners are excited to continue making a pathway for sustainability led by the next generation of leaders.
We are excited to announce Food Fighters as the winners of “Paving the way for Social Mobility.” Their proposal focused on the overall goal of improving food access both on campus and in the Columbus, OH community. Partnering with Cincinnati-based startup Food Forest, the team will utilize the smart mobility platform to coordinate food recovery with free grocery delivery to students outside their dorms, while also providing healthy nutrition educational material to students. The Ohio State student teams include: Smart Campus, Food Recovery Network, Buckeyes for Wellness, and Kellogg-Moser Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community. In just 3 months, Transitus' selected industry partners and the Food Fighters team leveraged the Transitus provided technology platform and deployed their concept - providing The Ohio State University campus with fresh, affordable groceries - and this is just the beginning!
Transitus worked with Ohio State Energy Partners, ENGIE, and Axium Infrastructure to help "Team Wasted Opportunities" - a student group at The Ohio State University - to develop a data management platform to accurately track the food collected from campus dining facilities and donated to local food pantries. In 5 months, the team deployed a full logistic tracking platform with the ability for OSU dining services to place inventory availability through a smartphone app.
Hydrate food deserts, promote nutritious habits, and improve food options for the underserved.
Increase awareness of job opportunities, promote access to job training, and improve quality of life.
Promote better decision making, improve access to convenient healthcare options, and expand awareness of wellness choices.