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INNOFOOD - Innovating Food Value Chain Innovations: Novel Management Perspectives on New Product Development - From Simulation to Reality

INNOFOOD - Innovating Food Value Chain Innovations: Novel Management Perspectives on New Product Development - From Simulation to Reality

The one-week intensive INNOFOOD course for master- and doctoral students, young researchers and professionals provides novel managerial perspectives and tools for successfully managing product development projects in food value chains. 

Focusing on both the individual manager and product development teams, INNOFOOD guides participants to avoid costly mistakes, blind alleys and the loss of employee motivation that often impedes innovation performance.

INNOFOOD will enable participants to describe and critically analyze key managerial and decision processes involved when developing a new food product, both in a startup context, as well as in the case of an established company. The course is delivered by leading experts in their field (Prof. Avraham Shtub, Stephen and Sharon Seiden Professor of Project Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology & Prof. Bodo Steiner, Professor of Food Economics & Business Management, University of Helsinki), and innovates by integrating multiple teaching formats (cases studies, experiments, prize competition) with a project management simulator for new food product development and first-hand managerial industry insights on product development from world-leading companies, including Nestlé, Strauss Group and Finnish leading agri-food companies.

INNOFOOD will contribute to educating future innovation professionals in support of an innovative, competitive and sustainable global food system.

Partners

The following partners are involved in the project

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
TECHNION, ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NESTLÉ
Strauss Group

Project team

Bodo Steiner
Institution

University of Helsinki

Contact details

bodo.steiner@helsinki.fi

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