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Application is now open for EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network 2021!

Are you from Poland, Italy, Romania, or Spain and managing publicly funded agrifood research infrastructure? Are you wonder how to provide hands-on innovation support to local or regional stakeholder communities, notably startups and SMEs? Or, maybe you are interested in how to build cross border collaboration and draw the attention of key agrifood industry players to your research infrastructure capacities and opportunities? Then our EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network program is for you!

20 Apr 2021
EIT Food South

What is EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network?

EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network (RIS RIN) is a capacity-building program that supports scientific organizations that own publicly-funded agrifood research infrastructures. It provides participants with interactive training and dedicated support based on best practices and real-life examples to enhance the commercial use and visibility of their research infrastructure. It helps develop the research infrastructure commercialisation strategy, identify potential agrifood partners and promote the potential for science-industry collaboration.

Who are we looking for?

The EIT Food RIS RIN is focused on supporting public sector representatives, including professionals working in science and technology parks or technology transfer/research support offices, as well as regional authority, national agency or municipality involved in publicly funded research infrastructure management and commercialisation. The research infrastructure must fall under one of EIT Food's focus areas, including targeted nutrition, sustainable aquaculture, sustainable agriculture, alternative proteins, digital transformation of traceability, and circular food systems. Furthermore, the host of the research infrastructure must represent one of selected EU Member States countries (or regions), covered by the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) (in 2021, the pilot implementation focuses on: Italy, Poland, Romania, and Spain).

How EIT Food RIS RIN programme will be delivered?

The program is comprised of multiple days of online classes, workshops and mentoring sessions spread across several weeks and delivered by leading European experts in agrifood research and innovation management (EIT Food Partner), providing their expertise and experience in state-of-the-art research infrastructures commercialisation and innovation management relevant to the contemporary agrifood system. It is highly interactive and features various learning methods (e.g., lectures, presentations, team assignments, Q&A) incorporated with mentoring sessions. The program ends with each team presentation on their research infrastructure commercialisation strategy.

The EIT Food RIS RIN workshops and mentoring sessions will be run by educators, researchers and experts from the University of Warsaw, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, German Institute of Food Technologies, as well as guest speakers.

Participants do not pay tuition and receive financial support of up to 1,000€ gross/person;

How to Apply?

For more information on how to apply, please go to the EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network webpage.

Or go directly to the Application Portal and apply at the link below:
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