The EIT Food website is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Please visit our website with another browser, like Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari, for the best possible experience.
RIS Inspire - Circular Business Models
Home > Education > RIS Inspire - Circular Business Models

RIS Inspire - Circular Business Models

Become a responsible future innovator and “circular ambassador” for younger generations


This RIS Inspire Programme aims to connect students from different backgrounds providing insights into current academic and industry trends on circular economy, focusing on circular business models and sustainable bio-based food systems.  

Over the course, students and young professionals will apply the taught content in a project-based learning approach supported by lecturers from the University of Aarhus, the University of Bologna, the University of Torino. As a result, the participants will also strengthen their problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork skills.


You will learn about circular economy, focusing on circular business models, and you will put your knowledge into practice while increasing your problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork skills.

This course will increase your knowledge of the tools, techniques and methodologies needed for the transition to circular food systems, which are crucial as they can cope with today's uncertain and complex scenarios.

You will experience a collaborative learning and problem-solving approach that brings together people from different backgrounds to work on designing circular business models based on sustainability concepts in the rural-urban environment.

Career Opportunities

You will be empowered to become responsible future innovators and “circular ambassador” for younger generations.

Duration & Dates

The course lasts 3 weeks, from November 22ed until December 10th of 2021.

Course soon available

Structure & Modules

The course will take place in 3 phases corresponding to 3 weeks:

  • Week 1 (22/11/21 – 26/11/21): During the first week, participants will be divided into teams and will be introduced to topics related to the circular economy, with a focus on circular business models. In addition to these, In addition to these, a number of case studies will be presented.
  • Week 2 (29/11/21 – 3/12/21): In the second week, the teams that have been formed will select one of the case studies presented and work on it to co-create solutions for circularity based on the knowledge gained during the first phase. In this phase they will be provided with the necessary support to design their idea.
  • Week 3 (6/12/21 – 10/12/21): Then, during the last week the teams will present their ideas in a pitch followed by a discussion. The team with the best and most innovative idea will be awarded.

Keep me informed about this programme

Follow us


Programme Leads

  • Camilla Sgroi University of Bologna
Partners Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (UNIBO)Aarhus UniversityUniversity of Turin

Explore Our Overall EIT Food Education Offering

RIS Inspire - Circular Business Models

RIS Inspire - Circular Business Models

Find out more