Summer School on “Entrepreneurship for food product innovation”

Summer School on “Entrepreneurship for food product innovation”

In 2018, the University of Turin and the University of Hohenheim successfully implemented a Summer School (SumS) on “Entrepreneurship for Food Product Innovation” that is offered in Turin in September 2018 for the first time.

We will continue this activity in 2019 with the University of Hohenheim as host. Siemens will act as an industry partner providing expertise in digitization and investment. The Summer School offers a unique 20-day program that allows students to experience creative thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship against the backdrop of the food industry. The program utilises the flipped classroom concept and combines a web platform with unique content and an exciting on the spot program in Stuttgart, Germany, where students will get acquainted with professors, entrepreneurs and fellow students. In doing so, the SumS offers a unique experience of the potential of entrepreneurship for the food industry.

Entrepreneurship for food product innovation

The international Summer School (SumS) is sponsored by KIC European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT Food) and is aimed at students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of Food Research. Over a span of 20 days, participants will be enabled to gain valuable skills in order to set up their own startup in the agri-food field: 

  • 15 days of online training (August 9th to 23rd 2019)
  • 5 days attendance phase including personal coaching and business development in Stuttgart, Germany (August 26th to 30th, 2019)

Who should apply?

  • students who aim to become entrepreneurs in food product innovation
  • food professionals, researchers involved in food innovation
  • young entrepreneurs

Costs and benefits

Accommodation fee (440 EUR) covers food, accommodation and local transportation. Seminars, speakers, certificates and all training materials will be provided free of charge.


Apply now!

Registration is open until July 28th 2019.

If you have any further questions, please contact: Kathrin Steinbrink


The following partners are involved in the project


Project lead

Andreas Kuckertz

University of Hohenheim

Contact details

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