I want to solve problems in the food system

I want to solve problems in the food system

Our co-creation programmes are for students who want to help tackle big societal challenges.

Solve global challenges

We need new ideas to help solve some of the toughest global challenges and to help transform the food system. Students are great creative thinkers, often giving different insights into possible solutions. That's why our programmes are designed to help them do just that.

Our education programmes are designed to bring students, industry and entrepreneurs together to co-create new solutions for the food system, that can have real impact in the world. 

Inspire programmes are 1-2 week long courses on entrepreneurship, the co-creation of entrepreneurial ideas, innovation and business creation principles and skills. Programmes are aimed at giving you a taste of entrepreneurship or to help accelerate your idea. 

Food Solution programmes are focused on industrial challenges. Students work with others on an industrially relevant problem set for a period of three months up to one year. 

Current projects

Food System Master of Science Programme
Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the...

Summer school on new product development for the food industry
Education

Summer school on new product development for the food industry

During an intensive 5 day workshop, our industry experts will present not only how to create and execute NPD by understanding the market and consumer needs, but also by providing insight...

Venture creation as part of food related trade and scientific events II
Education

Venture creation as part of food related trade and scientific events II

The participants will learn the art of creation by building and testing their own strategy instead of listening to theory as well as the opportunity to find others to launch...

Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) Europe Programme
Education

Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) Europe Programme

The aim of the Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL) Europe programme is to help address this need by providing postgraduate students with unique and exciting opportunities to tackle...

From waste to worth: use of plant residues
Education

From waste to worth: use of plant residues

Programme description The students teams built up an extendible prototype of a database including (1) occurrence of plant waste material (e.g. production site, trade level), (2) list plus calculation of the...

WE Lead
Education

WE Lead

Representation in the sciences and technology is even more dismal with as little as 7%-9% women tech entrepreneurs in countries in Europe. The reasons are many and complex but one...

EcoPack: Finding solutions to enable consumers and retailers to pack on-the-go items in grocery stores ecologically
Education

EcoPack: Finding solutions to enable consumers and retailers to pack on-the-go items in grocery stores ecologically

The solutions include Reducing the amount of plastic bags used by consumers in supermarkets to pack on-the-go items (e.g. fruits, vegetables, breads); Replacing shrink-wrappings that are usually applied...

Food tech transitions: reconnecting agrifood, technology, and society
Education

Food tech transitions: reconnecting agrifood, technology, and society

Funded in collaboration with EIT Food, the Summer School is the outcome of the partnership between both academic and industrial partners: Universität Hohenheim, Queens' University Belfast and Cambridge...

‘Sustainable Food Systems’ - Entrepreneurial Summer School 2019
Education

‘Sustainable Food Systems’ - Entrepreneurial Summer School 2019

Participants will take on a production, consumption, and socio-economic angle to tackle issues such as environmental footprint, biodiversity, and food waste. The Entrepreneurship Summer School encourages citizens - university students,...

FOODMIO
Education

FOODMIO

FOODMIO will serve as a catalyst for the creation of sustainable and tangible solutions to real-life product development challenges by eclectic and creative food professionals. The focus of the program...

Food Innovation Lab - EIT Summer School 2019
Education

Food Innovation Lab - EIT Summer School 2019

The “Food Innovation Lab” aims at guiding interdisciplinary teams of students and young professionals through an innovation process – from identifying challenges, developing consumer-centric solutions to prototyping in...

Global Food Venture Programme
Education

Global Food Venture Programme

The Global Food Venture Programme enables highly qualified PhD students from across Europe to turn their innovative research into successful business propositions. The programme strives to raise awareness of the...

Our other Education programmes

I want to advance my career

I want to advance my career

Our accredited and degree programmes are for professionals wanting to work in the food system

I want to grow my business

I want to grow my business

A special range of courses and workshops designed to help you grow your venture or SME

Learn with us

Learn with us

Check out our online courses and discover the latest ideas about the global food system.