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Challenge Labs
Consumer Behaviour

Challenge Labs

Challenge Labs are designed to tackle the big problems facing the food sector by bringing together diverse groups of people. It is hoped that Challenge Labs will spark co-founder relationships,...

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...

Cook Clever: a gamified solution to tackle household food waste habits
Learning & Development

Cook Clever: a gamified solution to tackle household food waste habits

Consumers have a growing awareness of food waste concerns yet lack the know-how and motivation to change food related behaviors that can make a real impact in reducing food waste,...

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

The aim of this 2020 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...

EIT Food RIS Fellowships
Entrepreneurship

EIT Food RIS Fellowships

Develop your talent with top agri-food players during a paid internship in EU! MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as Ph.D. students and post-docs from 28...

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...

The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution
Digitalisation

The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution

Reports from leading organisations, such as FAO, IPCC, and EAT Forum, state the fundamental importance of transitioning to more regenerative agriculture methods if Europe is to meet its climate change...

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...

EIT FoodScienceClass
Food Production

EIT FoodScienceClass

In a multiple stage class project, students in Poland and Israel are given the skills and tools (classes, field trips, didactic materials and trainings) to research the origins of commonly...

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....

The Future of Protein & the Protein of the Future in Europe
Food Production

The Future of Protein & the Protein of the Future in Europe

This project will bring together key stakeholders in Europe (from academia, industry, safety authorities, policy makers and consumers) to debate about the protein challenge...

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...

SUDAPS - Support for Dairy Production Sector in RIS Region
Learning & Development

SUDAPS - Support for Dairy Production Sector in RIS Region

The aim of our project is to support the regional development and to provide solutions to sustainable dairy industry, addressing farmers in diary production, feed manufacturers, advisers, and employees in...

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...

RIS Growing Consciousness: Revitalizing agrifood value chains in rural areas
Learning & Development

RIS Growing Consciousness: Revitalizing agrifood value chains in rural areas

Our objective is to produce a set of activities (summer schools, focus groups, professional workshops, stakeholders and community meetings, business creation support), which will foster skills, techniques and know-how aimed...

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage 2020
Consumer Behaviour

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage 2020

The EIT Food School Network is a collaboration working towards improving dietary choices and reducing food wastage in preschool, primary school and secondary school pupils by bringing together industry,...

TRACOD – Model-based Tracking of Cod and Other Fish Value Chain for Consumer Confidence Boosting and Food Engineers Education
Consumer Behaviour

TRACOD – Model-based Tracking of Cod and Other Fish Value Chain for Consumer Confidence Boosting and Food Engineers Education

We propose to use model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and conceptual modeling for two purposes: model the function, structure, and behavior of the entire “farm-to-fork” food value chain, ultimately...

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....

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...

EWA- Empowering Women in Agrifood
Entrepreneurship

EWA- Empowering Women in Agrifood

Up to 50 women entrepreneurs from countries with modest to moderate innovation rates (check countries here) will participate, during 6 months, in an educational programme tailored for female-specific challenges regarding entrepreneurship....

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 Digital Marketplace for Side Streams
Food Loss & Waste

EIT Food Digital Marketplace for Side Streams

The goal of this project is to enable companies worldwide to easily identify candidate side streams for valorisation to catalyse match-making between suppliers and buyers and to build a knowledge...

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 ...

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...

MAKEit
Digitalisation

MAKEit

We will achieve this by:  Convening a network of ‘maker spaces’, providing collaborative spaces to make, learn, explore and share, for MAKEathons and further...

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...

Advancing careers in the food system
Learning & Development

Advancing careers in the food system

Professional development for a sustainable food system In a world of rapid environmental change, resource depletion, economic instability and social inequality, it is clear that a more sustainable future requires...

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...

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...

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...