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Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets
Health & Nutrition

Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets

Your diet can make a big difference to your health. That’s why it’s so important to consider the value of different diets from around the globe....

Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis
Consumer Behaviour

Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis

On this free online course, you’ll learn how the pandemic is challenging food supply chains and explore the steps taken by the industry to ensure food security and...

Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology
Food Loss & Waste

Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology

Explore how technology and digitalisation can change how the food system operates, reducing waste and environmental pressures. Food quality and safety is increasingly under threat as natural resources are stretched...

From Waste to Value: How to Tackle Food Waste
Consumer Behaviour

From Waste to Value: How to Tackle Food Waste

Explore how combatting food waste and food loss can help the environment. The significant contribution the food system makes to climate change is widely recognised, and consumers are increasingly concerned...

Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems
Consumer Behaviour

Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems

Discover how circular business models transform urban food systems to tackle grand challenges through innovative solutions. In a scenario where the world’s population will reach 9 billion people...

Science Communication and Public Engagement

Science Communication and Public Engagement

The course focuses on: Why is science communication important? Defining a message and the intended audience Going from the message to a story Small-scale public science dissemination events The relationship...

WE Lead Food
Entrepreneurship

WE Lead Food

The WE Lead Food Programme is designed to equip you with the tools to make that difference and achieve results. The network is open to all discipline backgrounds; research, business,...

Professional Development Framework
Learning & Development

Professional Development Framework

This activity will roll out the framework developed in 2019, and establish the certification basis for the food sector. In addition, the activity will develop two pilot programmes, one for STEM...

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

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

Overview 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...

From Leaf to Root – Holistic Use of Vegetables
Food Production

From Leaf to Root – Holistic Use of Vegetables

This is due to several reasons including harvesting procedures having been designed for conventional products, consumer unawareness, and a lack of holistic product concepts. The idea of “From Leaf...

Summer School on “Entrepreneurship for food product and innovation”: An entrepreneurial perspective on Climate Friendly Convenient Food
Entrepreneurship

Summer School on “Entrepreneurship for food product and innovation”: An entrepreneurial perspective on Climate Friendly Convenient Food

APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM MONDAY 6th APRIL -  TO JUNE 30 Do you want to develop a business idea together with other brilliant minds and qualified mentors from the industry? EIT...

ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2020 – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY
Entrepreneurship

ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2020 – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! see link below for details, closes 6th November 2020 The aim of this 2020 online professional development course is to provide introductory training and theory in algal biology, culturing,...

REPAK  -  entrepreneurial summer school in packaging sustainability
Entrepreneurship

REPAK -  entrepreneurial summer school in packaging sustainability

Do you want to innovate with sustainable packaging concepts? APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM MONDAY APRIL 6TH TO TUESDAY 30TH JUNE 2020 The purpose of the summer school is to discuss the...

An Introduction to Food Science
Health & Nutrition

An Introduction to Food Science

Food and health information is often oversimplified by the media, and recommendations can be inaccurately reported and contradictory to current recommendations. By understanding and learning more about what&rsquo...

Future Food Ventures: Creating sustainable value propositions
Entrepreneurship

Future Food Ventures: Creating sustainable value propositions

Are you an aspiring or current entrepreneur? Are you passionate about improving the food sector and building a future that is truly sustainable?  The Future Food Ventures programme, commencing 1...

WeValueFood 2020
Entrepreneurship

WeValueFood 2020

#WeValueFood will engage with students from primary, secondary and tertiary education all over Europe, as well as parents, educators, and representatives from the European agri-food industry. Thank you for your...

Summer school on new product development for the food industry 2020
Entrepreneurship

Summer school on new product development for the food industry 2020

Overview of EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development brings together 40 participants from different backgrounds and countries, who will come together...

Understanding Food Labels
Consumer Trust

Understanding Food Labels

Get the facts you need to put your trust in the food system. Huge amounts of information are provided on food product labels, but surveys have shown that we&rsquo...

MICROBIOME-PUSH: Into the Microbiome Exploitation in Food Systems
Learning & Development

MICROBIOME-PUSH: Into the Microbiome Exploitation in Food Systems

Students recruited at the four universities within the consortium will be exposed to unique opportunities to interact with academics, entrepreneurs and researchers, experts in different segments of the food chain....

Venture creation as part of food related trade and scientific events
Learning & Development

Venture creation as part of food related trade and scientific events

The participants will learn the art of creation by building and testing their own strategy instead of listening to theory as well as having the opportunity to find others to...

Food and Nutrition: The Truth Behind Food Headlines
Health & Nutrition

Food and Nutrition: The Truth Behind Food Headlines

Learn how to find reliable, scientific information about food and nutrition and identify the truth behind food headlines.  Due to conflicting messages from the media, it’s becoming...

Consumers and Environmental Safety: Food Packaging and Kitchenware
Consumer Behaviour

Consumers and Environmental Safety: Food Packaging and Kitchenware

Food safety is highly regulated. Yet, one blind spot is the migration of molecules from contact materials in kitchenware into food. Particular attention needs to be placed on chemicals present...

Professional Development Advanced
Learning & Development

Professional Development Advanced

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

Transparent Food Supply Chains – Entrepreneurial Summer School
Consumer Trust

Transparent Food Supply Chains – Entrepreneurial Summer School

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUG 15 2020 Do you want to create innovative digital solutions that meet Consumer  & Industry demand for food production transparency, and develop a business idea? A school for...

The Human Microbiome
Health & Nutrition

The Human Microbiome

Learn how a healthy microbiome can combat disease. The microbiome, i,e the microbes that live within the human body can have a huge impact on human health....

Innovation in Arable Farming: Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems
Food Technology

Innovation in Arable Farming: Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems

Explore how innovative, digital technologies can help achieve sustainable intensification of arable farming systems. Intensification of arable farming systems can be achieved through the adoption of innovative technologies, without negatively...

Curating citizen engagement: Food solutions for future generations
Consumer Behaviour

Curating citizen engagement: Food solutions for future generations

Through a university course developed by partners representing different aspects of the food ecosystem (from sensory perception to nutrition to food policy), we will educate the next generation of students...

EFSET - European Food Systems Education and Training
Food Loss & Waste

EFSET - European Food Systems Education and Training

Through multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches that simultaneously target different parts of the food system, the course gives postgraduate students the confidence and skills necessary to bring about positive change. Building...

Product Concepts For Less Refined Ingredients (aka “Less is More”)
Learning & Development

Product Concepts For Less Refined Ingredients (aka “Less is More”)

A new class of plant-based ingredients produced by a combination of an air milling, classification and electro-separation process has recently been developed and become available. The manufacture of these &bdquo...

EIT Food Government Executive Academy

EIT Food Government Executive Academy

Overview of EIT Food Government Executive Academy EIT Food Government Executive Academy brings together public sector representatives from 28 RIS countries, researchers working in the field of agrifood innovations from industry,...

Global Food Venture Programme 2020
Entrepreneurship

Global Food Venture Programme 2020

We´re excited to announce that the Global Food Venture Programme of  EIT Food will support once again highly-qualified PhD students from across Europe ...

Summer Schools 2020

Summer Schools 2020

Inspire programmes are 1-2 week long courses on entrepreneurship, the co-creation of entrepreneurial ideas, innovation and business creation principles and skills. Programmes are aimed at giving you a taste...

Innovator Fellowship 2020
Consumer Behaviour

Innovator Fellowship 2020

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...

EU Skills for Future

EU Skills for Future

EU Skills for Future, commonly name Skills4Future (S4F) is a Cross-KIC project with EIT RawMaterials and Climate-KIC which target students between 16-19 year old in RIS countries. The...

Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply System

Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply System

This online course explore the challenges and responsibilities of different people in the food system, including the role of the consumer. Participants assess the information available to consumers relating to...

Superfoods: Myths and Truths

Superfoods: Myths and Truths

The course focuses on the relationship between food, brain and mind: What is a superfood? What separates them from functional foods and similar food items What molecules contained in superfoods...

Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain

Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain

The course focuses on the relationship between food, brain and mind: How does the brain work? How do emotions and thoughts affect our food choices? How do diets and nutritional...

Food System Master of Science Programme
Consumer Behaviour

Food System Master of Science Programme

The programme is based on a combination of essential entrepreneurial skills, which will help you to become an effective innovator, and key technical skills that are tailored to...

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector
Food Production

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

There is a need to highlight at the national and international level current challenges in this sector by providing support to SMEs through knowledge transfer in e.g. improvement of...

Animal Feed Production: Feed Quality & Safety
Food Safety & Quality

Animal Feed Production: Feed Quality & Safety

These 2 online courses will provide you with in-depth information on both Animal Feed Safety and Animal Feed Quality

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably
Food Production

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

The course focuses on: What ‘sustainability’ means and how it applies to farming; How crops are grown in the EU - both arable and horticultural; How livestock...

Focus on Farmers
Food Production

Focus on Farmers

However, farmer adoption of these technologies is often limited and therefore the benefits are not realised. This project builds on the 2018 EIT Food Educating for Technology Take-off (ETTO) project. The 2019...

From waste to worth: use of plant residues
Food Loss & Waste

From waste to worth: use of plant residues

Programme description The students teams built up an extendible prototype of a database including (1) occurrence of plant waste material (e.g. production site, trade level), (2) list plus calculation of the...

EcoPack: Finding solutions to enable consumers and retailers to pack on-the-go items in grocery stores ecologically
Learning & Development

EcoPack: Finding solutions to enable consumers and retailers to pack on-the-go items in grocery stores ecologically

The solutions include Reducing the amount of plastic bags used by consumers in supermarkets to pack on-the-go items (e.g. fruits, vegetables, breads); Replacing shrink-wrappings that are usually applied...

Food tech transitions: reconnecting agrifood, technology, and society
Food Production

Food tech transitions: reconnecting agrifood, technology, and society

Funded in collaboration with EIT Food, the Summer School is the outcome of the partnership between both academic and industrial partners: Universität Hohenheim, Queens' University Belfast and Cambridge...

Sustainable Food Systems - Entrepreneurial Summer School 2019
Entrepreneurship

Sustainable Food Systems - Entrepreneurial Summer School 2019

Participants will take on a production, consumption, and socio-economic angle to tackle issues such as environmental footprint, biodiversity, and food waste. The Entrepreneurship Summer School encourages citizens - university students,...

FOODMIO
Entrepreneurship

FOODMIO

FOODMIO will serve as a catalyst for the creation of sustainable and tangible solutions to real-life product development challenges by eclectic and creative food professionals. The focus of the program...

Food Innovation Lab - EIT Summer School 2019
Entrepreneurship

Food Innovation Lab - EIT Summer School 2019

The “Food Innovation Lab” aims at guiding interdisciplinary teams of students and young professionals through an innovation process – from identifying challenges, developing consumer-centric solutions to prototyping in...

Engaging with Controversies in the Food System
Consumer Trust

Engaging with Controversies in the Food System

Consumers have never been confronted with so much food choice. Making a decision on what food to eat is affected by many factors, including media reports, diet research findings, and...

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

The course focuses on: Plant biotechnology; Agricultural technology; and Food science; . Who should join the course This course is designed for 16-19 year olds studying biology related STEM subjects at...

How Food is Made? Understanding Food Processing Technologies
Consumer Trust

How Food is Made? Understanding Food Processing Technologies

The course focuses on: The history of food processing – why it emerged and why it is important; Examples of the major traditional and more advanced food processing technologies and...

SME Workshop: Supporting SMEs for new business opportunities-2019
Entrepreneurship

SME Workshop: Supporting SMEs for new business opportunities-2019

The first step is a creative problem-solving process to identify the challenges and needs of SMEs related to sustainable food production in Europe. The second step will identify trends as...

Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment

Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment

This online course focuses on threats to global food security & consider key challenges which need to be overcome in order to maintain healthy & sustainable food supplies for consumer...

EIT Food Summer School 2018 on Digital Food Supply Chains

EIT Food Summer School 2018 on Digital Food Supply Chains

Are you ready to bring your ideas for a sustainable food supply chain to life? Following the success of last year’s Winter School, Queen’s University Belfast,...

Tasty Macronutrients: How to best use novel plant protein – carbohydrate based ingredients in foods?

Tasty Macronutrients: How to best use novel plant protein – carbohydrate based ingredients in foods?

A new class of plant-based ingredients based on smart combinations of plant proteins and polysaccharides has been developed by the participating industrial and academic partners. These ingredients can be physically ...

Circular Food Generator Track

Circular Food Generator Track

Food Generator Track is a competition which challenges Master or PhD students of 3 Universities  to develop new, innovative solutions for and from food losses of production facilities and retail...

Educating for Technology Take-off

Educating for Technology Take-off

New technologies and innovations offer significant opportunities to farm businesses to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, enhance yields and outputs, as well as reducing environmental impacts. However, uptake...

Building Student skills in micro-algae processing, component characterization and innovative product development

Building Student skills in micro-algae processing, component characterization and innovative product development

Rising global population leads to growing food shortage. Algae are a promising renewable source of nutrients, which is yet underutilized. This project will train graduate students in 3 leading Universities in...

Intellectual Property Management in the Food Sector: Safeguarding Your Trademarks in the Global Marketplace

Intellectual Property Management in the Food Sector: Safeguarding Your Trademarks in the Global Marketplace

The course will focus on: Introduction to intellectual property management; Ways to protect intellectual property in relation to food products; Patents, Trademarks & Taste and smell marks; Design protection; Effective...

EIT Food Venturing School

EIT Food Venturing School

30 students from many study backgrounds and many countries will come together to use their scientific expertise to come up with new concepts and products that will lead to sustainable utilisation...

Foodio - Food Solutions Master Class

Foodio - Food Solutions Master Class

FOODIO was a challenge-based learning programme. It has been a novel way of creation of new food solutions for future innovation and highlights the modern way of teaching by creating...

EIT Food Winter School

EIT Food Winter School

During the EIT Food Entrepreneurship Winter School 30 students from many different study backgrounds and countries came together to tackle the challenges of Europe’s food system. ...