Winnow in the kitchen — Source: Winnow Solutions Limited

Winnow, the technology company behind Winnow Vision, the artificial intelligence tool helping chefs cut food waste in half, will be at Davos alongside leading global technology company, HCL Technologies (HCL) to demonstrate its technology capabilities.

"As a future looking organization, HCL believes in exploring emerging technologies and empowering cutting-edge start-ups for the betterment of society. We see AI as a key enabler in creating more sustainable business standards, so we are pleased to be supporting Winnow on its mission to reduce food wastage across the hospitality sector." - Kalyan Kumar, Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, HCL Technologies.

Winnow has grown significantly since the launch last year of its AI product Winnow Vision: the most advanced food waste technology on the market developed to automate waste tracking and enable chefs to run more profitable and sustainable kitchens. With global clients already adopting Winnow Vision, from IKEA stores through to the Armani Hotel in Dubai, the demand by companies to drive down food waste is increasing.

"Whilst we're proud of these achievements we're just getting started. We've set ourselves a target to save the hospitality industry $1bn worth of food per year by 2025" - Marc Zornes, Founder, Winnow.

Winnow Vision works by taking photos of wasted food as it's thrown away and uses the images to train itself to recognise what has been discarded. Winnow's systems have already reached and surpassed human levels of accuracy in identifying wasted foods. This means for clients, over time, these systems will enable their kitchens to automatically register food waste without any human interaction. Food will be thrown in the bin and the data will be captured automatically.

This ground-breaking innovation was made possible by Winnow's in-house R&D Team via HCL's ETO Open Innovation Program.

The technology will feature within the HCL Pavilion, which includes a Tech Showcase Zone, representing Technology for the Digital Enterprise 4.0. Please visit the live showcase from 21st till 23rd Jan 2020 at the HCL Pavilion, The Escher Raumdesign, Promenade 115, 7270 Davos Platz.

About Winnow

Winnow is the technology company behind Winnow Vision, building artificial intelligence tools to help chefs run more profitable and sustainable kitchens by cutting food waste in half. Winnow believes that food is far too valuable to waste and that technology can transform the way food is used. For this reason Winnow's mission is to help the hospitality industry tackle avoidable food waste by connecting the kitchen, empowering chefs to run a more efficient operation.

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade today. HCL's Mode 1-2-3 strategy, through its deep-domain industry expertise, customer-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of ideapreneurship™ enables businesses to transform into next-gen enterprises.

HCL offers its services and products through three business units - IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in areas of Applications, Infrastructure, Digital Process Operations and next generational digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering. Under P&P, HCL provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry-specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, categorized under Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology & Services, Telecom & Media, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Public Services.

As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability and education initiatives. As of 12 months ended September 30, 2019, HCL has a consolidated revenue of US$ 9.3 billion and its 147,123 ideapreneurs operate out of 44 countries. For more information, visit

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