Have an idea on how to improve food retail in the Baltics? Come with a ready team or find your teammates amongst the other participants.This is your chance to validate your idea in 48h and develop a prototype with the help of industry experts and compete for a prize pool of EUR 5000 and the chance to continue developing your solution with the guidance of Rimi. Apply until 9th of June.


Have a ready product or service that could benefit Rimi and/or its customers? Meet all the right people at Rimi in just 48h. 
This is your chance to skip the long sales processes and tailor your pitch for Rimi Baltics and potentially become one of the teams to be awarded a paid pilot. Apply until 9th of June.



Bring new and innovative products and services, and other attractive offerings to our customers improving their personal experience for meeting and exceeding their everyday needs.


Save our customers' time and effort by offering simplified solutions that create a seamless, frictionless, and reliable shopping experience OR help us improve our internal processes through automation, digitalisation, and artificial intelligence.


Help us reduce climate impact by creating more modern and sustainable food systems and packaging solutions AND help us inspire our customers to make sustainable choices more often through education, gamification, and incentives.


Ensure our customers get the most bang for their buck by helping us to provide the best price and quality ratio at every step of the pricing ladder.


Total prize pool EUR 5000 and a chance to explore further development together with Rimi.


Paid pilot of up to EUR 100 000 to test the product/service in Rimi stores/offices.*
*We aim to fund a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 5 pilots.

About Rimi Open Innovations

Over the next 3 years, Rimi Baltic plans to provide financing of at least EUR 1 million for innovative co-projects that build on the strengths and transform core business as well as develop pilot projects with Baltic and European innovators and start-ups. Rimi aims to evaluate at least 60 quality start-up company applications per year and achieve 5 operational PoC`s and pilots. The open innovation platform on Rimi's side will be overseen by the Rimi Baltic Future Business Board, which consists of management team members and industry experts. As part of the process, startups will have a regular chance to pitch their products and services to the Rimi Baltic Future Business Board to potentially arrive at an arrangement that benefits all parties involved - Rimi, the startup, and the shoppers.

In collaboration with Helve
The content of the hackathon, mentors and other competencies are provided by our partner Helve, which is one of the leading expert companies in the Baltics in open innovation processes. The Helve team manages acceleration programmes, internal innovation incubators, local and international hackathons, and other open innovation projects. The Helve team works to realise the potential of innovation, technology and change at both the company and national level. Helve's customers are leading national and Baltic market companies and public authorities. Get to know more: www.helve.eu.

If any questions, please, reach out by an email: 

Alise Lazdāne (Rimi Baltic Corporate Communication Manager)
Email: Alise.Lazdane@rimibaltic.com
Phone: +371 288 93 903.