Activities

Global Food Venture program

PhD Programme

Global Food Venture program

In 2018 a cohort of 24 PhD students experienced a Journey of 6 months to develop their product idea into a feasible business opportunity. They kicked-off in Munich in June, went to Technion in Haifa, Israel in July, and completed a 10-day stay in Silicon Valey, USA. During the process they have been supported by experts and coaches from top Universities in Europe, such as Queens University, University of Madrid, and ETH Zurich.

During these months we've been educating upcoming innovators in the area of entrepreneurship and business creation through an intensive 3 – week curriculum of tailored seminars and workshops spread out over a period of 6 months, Jun to Dec 2018.

During this period, PhD students leveraged the knowledge and expertise of a diverse consortium of EIT Food partners and benefit greatly from an onsite and online mentoring scheme on entrepreneurship and the challenges of building a StartUp.

GFV participants additionally had the unique opportunity to gain insight into two international innovation ecosystems (Israel and the Silicon Valley) and network with key players from the Food&Agtech space, in order to build and validate their value propositions and fuel innovation across Food&Agriculture in Europe.

Participating organisations