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I want to advance my career
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.

Advance your career

Our programmes for professional development aim to help you become part of a highly-qualified, innovative, entrepreneurial, integrated and resilient European food system workforce.

Develop new skills and keep up-to-date with our programmes directed at students and professionals at all stages of their career in the food system.

All our programmes are innovative, multidisciplinary, challenge-based and practical. Specifically, they develop core competences in the following areas:

  • Food Systems: analyse systems, appraise challenges, and develop responses using systems approaches, as well as covering quality and the regulatory aspects of innovations. 
  • Digital literacy: develop and use digital tools with the purpose of accessing, managing, analysing and interpreting data. 
  • Technology management: use of emerging technologies in innovation processes. 
  • Problem-solving: analyse and fully understand the problem space, generate new ideas, assess their validity, and co-create solutions in interdisciplinary settings. 
  • Critical thinking: assessment of facts and evidence to drive effective decision-making. 
  • Leadership and Management: effective leadership, and mobilisation of resources to accomplish a goal based on responsible management practice. 
  • Entrepreneurship: recognise, develop and act on entrepreneurial opportunities in a range of organisational settings. 
  • Communication: develop interpersonal communication and translate complex ideas for different audiences. 

We promise that upon completing any course, you will come out with new knowledge, key skills, as well as access to our professional network to help you be a more effective innovator.

Current projects

Global Food Venture Programme

Global Food Venture Programme

EIT Food’s flagship Global Food Venture programme is a dedicated offering to Doctoral Students across Europe working on food system challenges.

Inspire

Inspire

Inspire summer schools of EIT food will enable talented individuals to become European food leaders. Use your entrepreneurial spirit to solve the challenges of our food system.

Food System Master of Science Programme

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 food system.

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

Gain an understanding of sustainable food production and the challenges that farmers face to offer a sustainable food supply.

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

Build your knowledge of food production challenges and technology

Animal Feed Production: Feed Quality & Safety

Animal Feed Production: Feed Quality & Safety

Explore animal feed manufacturing, and learn the best processes and systems for optimising animal feed quality and safety.

EIT Food Alumni Community

EIT Food Alumni Community

EIT Food Alumni is the community that brings together the learners & startups from the EIT Food programmes to connect, share and learn from each other.

Innovator Fellowship 2021

Innovator Fellowship 2021

The objective of EIT Food Innovator Fellowship is to empower talents to co-create, address, and gain experiences on excellent ideas capable of bringing their careers a step further, and foster innovators ready to respond to global food challenges.

Focus on Farmers

Focus on Farmers

Agricultural technologies and innovations offer significant opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of farm businesses, through optimised yields, reduced environmental impact and increased profitability.

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

The aim of the SME workshops is to identify contemporary challenges and solutions in the poultry industry dedicated to feed manufacturers, advisors, farmers and employees in poultry factories, as well as managers responsible for the strategy and profitability of fodder and poultry production, all from RIS-eligible regions.

EFSET - European Food Systems Education and Training

EFSET - European Food Systems Education and Training

The European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) programme addresses the increasingly challenging array of food-related problems, such as food waste or malnutrition.

Professional Development Framework

Professional Development Framework

EIT Food's Professional Development Framework aims to provide a key resource for the food sector by creating an integrated approach to develop a skilled, innovative workforce.

ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2020 – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY

ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2020 – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY

REGISTRATION CLOSED! we are now full

The aim of this online professional development course is to provide introductory training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and biotechnology under laboratory and small scale pilot facilities.

The course will also offer insights and examples from an industrial and entrepreneurial perspective, that can help the participants to found or improve their own algal-based business.

The workshop will run for two days hosted virtually by the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) UK, Fraunhofer IGB, Germany and Matís, Iceland

Our other Education programmes

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

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.