Doctoral Programme for entrepreneurial PhD students!
OPEN Call 2021: 'Pathways to Impact'
We are excited to announce that the Global Food Venture Programme of EIT Food will offer a new course to talented PhD students from across Europe and globally! Join us in November 2021, if you want to:
- learn how to change the world using your research
- get an introduction to technology commercialisation
- dive into EIT Food network of leading academic & industry partners
- bring entrepreneurial skills into your work
- boost your future career
Stay tuned for more information!
Our online learning platform is fully interactive and enables you to engage with our top-notch trainers and mentors. By learning online with us we enable you a much greater flexibility and the comfort to learn at times and from locations that suit you and from your own home or workplace.
By enrolling to our training on 'Pathways to Impact' you will not only have access to GFVP's excellent resources, but also become part of inspiring EIT Food community.
A small portion of the total cost of the training will be charged as a participation fee. Fee entry for 2021 will be 120 EUR.
This course will provide an introduction and starting tools on how to change the world by using your research.
You will be trained by top EIT Food partners coming from higher education institutions like Cambridge University and Aarhus University, whose expertise lies in entrepreneurship, innovation, and commercialisation of academic research.
Throughout the course we will focus on following key topics: Pathways to Impact, Ideation, Entrepreneurs´ Cases, Market scoping, Problem/Solution fit, Commercialization of Innovation, Protect your IP, Business Models, Venture Finance, Evaluate & Communicate your impact, Practice pitching & appreciate feedback.
Throughout the course you will be offered a unique mentoring experience by EIT Food GFVP partners, who will support you with your research commercialisation.
Closed CALLS 2021: Stage I & Stage II
Global Food Venture Programme Stage I & Stage II welcome their 2021 Cohort! They offer a 6-Month curriculum designed to address the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs and early phase start-up ventures from PhD students. It comprises exciting activities like a 10-day Summer School in Entrepreneurship, 1-week Bootcamp in Business Incubation, International Bootcamp with experts from the famous Silicon Valley and individual Mobility Grants for business meetings with industry partners to validate technology feasibility and value propositions. The programme is divided in two independent stages (Stage I & Stage II), which can be completed in consecutive years or within the same one. The 2021 Stage II edition will conclude with a Final Competition Event, where students pitch their business plan in front of a jury and have the chance to win up to 10K cash Prizes for best start-up project. Participants are supported along this journey with one-on-one Business Coaching to advance start-up ideas and create solid business propositions in food & agtech space.