Leading food system transformation
The Inspire programme will raise awareness on global food challenges and provide trainings on the latest innovations in Food & Agriculture. Entrepreneurial capacity and business creation skills will be taught like design thinking, business idea development, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, team building, market and risk analysis. The programme will offer 5 different individual summer schools: Digitalization for Circular Food Systems - Digit4Circularity, Protein for Future, Sustainable Aquaculture, Sustainable Food Packaging – REPAK, and Targeted Nutrition.
Choose one of the 5 topics of your interest, each of the 5 courses have different start dates and application buttons:
Digitalization for Circular Food Systems - Digit4Circularity: In this summer school, the topic will be formed around establishing solutions that allow to open up new paths in the food value chains and thus to allow for a better valorization and more efficient use of resources. For more information and to apply click on tab Digitalization for Circular Food Systems - Digit4Circularity.
Protein for Future: A summer school for sustainable, climate friendly alternative protein solutions. For more information and to apply click on tab Protein for Future.
Sustainable Aquaculture: The aim of this summer school is to provide an overview of aquaculture production in Europe, showcase the worldwide opportunities, outline the current barriers and facilitators to production, and encourage talented recruits and aspiring entrepreneurs into the sector and to create innovative solutions to address the challenges to production. To find out more and to apply click on tab Sustainable Aquaculture.
Sustainable Food Packaging – REPAK: The purpose of the summer school is to analyse the latest developments in sustainable food packaging, appraise the efficacy of existing emerging technologies, and train talent with a more holistic approach to food packaging business entrepreneurship. For more information and to apply click on tab Sustainable Food Packaging – REPAK.
Targeted Nutrition: This summer school will take a targeted approach to developing healthy innovative food products for consumers with specific nutritional and consumer needs, these could include infants, children, adolescents, or older adults. To find out more and to apply click on tab Targeted Nutrition.
By bundling higher education, research and businesses across Europe, the Inspire Programme is catalysing innovation and accelerating entrepreneurship to deliver solutions to the grand societal challenges. Coupling together education, research and businesses fosters dynamic and systemic interaction between different actors in the food system and students and establishes close-knit relationships. Such interaction forges the knowledge triangle and offers students an opportunity to learn from industry experts and startups active in the agri-food sector. This novel approach taps into investment in education and skills, thereby generating state of mind of young generations who dare to think out side of the box and empowers talents already active on the job market.