The SUM Decelerator features the unprecedented collaboration of leading food service companies, environmental NGOs and technical experts. They have joined to create the UP Scorecard, an online resource that measures commonly used foodware and food packaging materials with a single yardstick to offer companies the first-ever, free, and comprehensive tool for making sustainable purchasing decisions.
The SUM Decelerator is a program produced by The Lexicon, with funding support provided by the Food Team at Google. Their accelerators bring together food companies, NGOs, scientists, entrepreneurs, and food producers from across the globe to tackle some of the most complex challenges facing our food systems, from regenerative agriculture to food is medicine. Instead of an accelerator for startups or new products, participants design, rapidly prototype, and release ideas for change every six months. Other accelerators include: