Summer school on new product development for the food industry

Summer school on new product development for the food industry

Are you a food sector professional? Do you want to improve your skills in New Product Development? We invite you to be one of 35 selected participants in the EIT Food Summer School on new product development for the food industry!

During an intensive 5 day workshop, our industry experts will present not only how to create and execute NPD by understanding the market and consumer needs, but also by providing insight into how to handle competing project requirements and constraints. Put simply, you will be given the entire spectrum of knowledge required to be an expert in New Product Development and much more.

It’s not a school, if all you do is listen! That’s why we include Design Thinking workshops and hands-on experience in a simulated environment. Sound interesting? That’s not all! Thanks to cooperation with market leaders from the food sector, we will show you where these theories meet reality. You’ll get to analyse actual case studies of NPD successes and failures learning from others' real-life experiences!

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Who can apply?

This summer school is funded by the Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS). This Scheme is designed to support people from areas in Europe who typically have less access to innovation activities. For this reason, this summer school is open to food sector professionals and PhD students with citizenship from the following RIS countries:

Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine.

We’re targeting professionals from small and medium sized companies, people connected to NPD and individuals that have worked in the food industry in the past or want to be a part of the food sector in the future: e.g. start-ups and company employees, PhD candidates, scholars with relevant background in the food sector.

The EIT Food Summer School on NPD is free for all participants.


Application deadline: June 9th 2019

Notification of acceptance: June 24th 2019


The following partners are involved in the project

EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)

Project lead

Magdalena Marczewska

University of Warsaw

Contact details

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