The collaboration between universities and industry has led to the development of a series of summer schools that provide participants with the critical skills and tools to understand current and future challenges in the food industry.
Directed at professionals, students and researchers from interdisciplinary backgrounds, our summer schools encourage individuals to create, evaluate, and implement their ideas for a sustainable food system.
Probably in the next few years I will start a food startup - that was not on my horizon before I attended the EIT Food Summer School!
- 2018 Participant
This video was filmed during the 2018 "Entrepreneurship for food product innovation" Summer School organised by the University of Turin and the University of Hohenheim in Acqui Terme, Italy. Special thanks to organisers Prof. Remigio Berruto and Prof. Andreas Kuckertz.
Are you looking to develop or further your career in the food sector?
Do you want more than just practical knowledge to be fit for business and for the wider challenges in this complex industry?
Impress your current or future employees and apply for one of our 2019 Summer School opportunities:
- Food tech transitions: reconnecting agrifood, technology, and society, Stuttgart, 29 July - 9 August 2019: Tackle the disconnect between agrifood, technology and society and unleash your creativity to contribute to a more sustainable and efficient food system. (for students). Registrations closed.
- Entrepreneurial Summer School 2019 - ‘Transitions to Sustainable Food Systems’, Haifa and Munich, 1-14 September 2019: Take on a production, consumption, and socio-economic angle to tackle issues such as environmental footprint, biodiversity, and food waste. (for university students, PhD/Post-Doc candidates, young professionals). Registrations closed.
- Summer School on New Product Development, Warsaw, 2-6 September 2019: Gain theoretical and practical knowledge on new product development through interactive workshops, project assignments, computer-based simulations and intensive lectures from industry and academic experts (for food sector professionals and PhD students from Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) countries). Apply before 17 June!
- Entrepreneurship for Food Product Innovation, Stuttgart, 26-30 August 2019: This Summer School is a unique 20-day programme (15 days online and 5 days in the class) that aims to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in food products. Financial awards will be given to the best projects developed during the Summer School. (for creative entrepreneurs, students, food professionals that already have basic knowledge and skills in food technology). Apply before 28 July!
Now’s the time when you should get pen to paper and send in your applications for one of these great opportunities!
This article featured in our Future of Food newsletter. Sign up here to receive this kind of content directly in your inbox.