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Inspire. Explore. Compete.

Do you think you have what it takes to drive change in the Global Food System? Come and discover how you can develop your entrepreneurial skills to help build a sustainable food system


Why should you join the Explore programme?

At the end of this course you will be able to articulate what your set of innovation and entrepreneurship skills are and explore new career opportunities.

You will:

  1. Appreciate the value of opportunities that arise
  2. Identify, develop and act on entrepreneurial opportunities
  3. Articulate a food system problem that can be addressed by a sustainable solution
  4. Evaluate a target market in order to assess the potential for a product innovation
  5. Mobilise resources to support the creation of value to the market
  6. Implement actions to initiate the deliverance of an innovative solution


You will be equipped with the essential knowledge you need to build your set of innovation and entrepreneurship skills.

Our 4 informative modules will guide you through the journey of developing a new venture: from identifying the problem you want to solve to funding your start up.

The course is designed to be flexible to your needs; you can join the course with a problem or solution already in mind, or be inspired by the Food System challenges in the 6 Focus Areas of EIT Food to use when working through the material.

Take the course at your pace, fitting around your current commitments, but hurry! This course is only available up to the 31st December 2022 for you to earn your certificate!

Career Opportunities

Participants will receive an EIT Food certificate at the end of this course. They will be introduced to the basics of entrepreneurship which can be used to build a solid foundation in developing the skills they will need to support their entrepreneurial journey.

Duration & Dates

This course is open from the 21st of November until the 31st of December 2022 and lasts approximately 4 hours. You can take it at your own pace during this time.

Audience & Eligibility

Open to everyone


Introductory (basic level)





Registration Open & Seats



Fully online (taken at your own pace)

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Structure & Modules

This FREE bite-size introductory course has been developed by the University of Cambridge, alongside EIT Food, Aarhus University, Lund University and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. It takes approximately 4 hours to complete and you will be awarded with a Certificate upon completing the course. You can also take the course at your own pace, fitting it around your current commitments. You will be taken sequentially through the basics of entrepreneurship, following these key topics:

  • Problem Definition
  • Customer value proposition
  • Market Scoping
  • Funding your Start Up

Upon completion, you will have received a short but highly impactful introduction to entrepreneurship which can form a solid basis for future study in this area or even equip you with the essentials to start your own venture!

Programme lead

Mariana Fazenda

EIT Food Education - Programme Manager