Our RIS education programmes

Our RIS education programmes

Cultivating and attracting talent is essential to create a future innovative food system that produces sustainable and healthy food, and at the same time helps to increase the innovativeness and competitiveness of regional economies.

We organise various activities from paid fellowship programmes targeting students to professional-dedicated trainings. 

  • RIS Fellowships: an internship programme within EIT Food partner companies open for talents from higher education and young entrepreneurs. It’s available for students and graduates of various disciplines coming from RIS countries. Candidates selected upon transparent criteria will participate in 3-6 months internships and will have the opportunity to apply academic knowledge in practical contexts of work at KIC partners.

    For whom: talents from higher education and young entrepreneurs
    Contact: Martyna Czerniakowska mczerniakowska@wz.uw.edu.pl
    More information on RIS Fellowships here or here
     
  • EIT Food RIS Solutions: programme engaging RIS countries student groups with multi-disciplinary backgrounds and of all educational levels to work jointly on problem cases responding to agrifood challenges in RIS countries. Both academics and professionals will support students to develop industry-related solutions. Selected student groups will present the results of their activities (i.e. a food prototype, a new solution, a business model) in “Food Marathon - Foodhatons”. EIT Food RIS will enable students to improve proposed food solutions through learning-by-doing activities, intensive collaboration with peers and consultations with mentors from industry, universities and research organizations. In 2019, Foodhatons will be organized in Poland and Italy.

    For whom: students from 28 EIT RIS countries
    Contact: Agnieszka Czura a.czura@maspex.com
    More information here
     
  • EIT Food Venturing School: a venture creation workshop connected to the XXIV Session of Young Scientific Staff and VII International Session for Young Researchers. The participants will learn the art of creation by building and testing their own strategy instead of listening to theory. Likewise, this would be an excellent opportunity for them to meet possible partners to set up a start-up. It will address the needs of students from RIS countries. The proposed action addresses the challenge of improving entrepreneurial culture, gaps in talents and skills of university graduates as well as well as insufficient adoption of emerging technologies. There is an opportunity to get more impact out of food-related scientific events by linking them to “Venturing Schools”.

    For whom: students and young researchers from 28 EIT RIS countries
    Contact: Gudjon Thorkelsson gudjont@matis.is or ventureschool2019@pan.olsztyn.pl
    More information here
     
  • EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development: programme for food sector professionals interested in improving their skills in new product development (NPD). 35 participants from EIT RIS countries with different backgrounds come together for an intensive 3-day workshop to gain knowledge of not only how to create and execute NPD by understanding the market and consumer’s needs, but also gain insight on how to handle competing project requirements and constraints.

    For whom: food professionals, SMEs from 28 EIT RIS countries
    Contact: Katarzyna Słowińska kslowinska@wz.uw.edu.pl
    More information here
     
  • CHAMPP: a workshop series for representatives of poultry-production small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). It aims to identify contemporary challenges and solutions in the poultry industry. The project supports and stimulates the dialogue between SMEs, poultry related industry and research in Europe. The qualified specialists from Germany, Poland, Italy, United Kingdom and the Netherlands share knowledge during SME workshops, which in 2019 will be held in Poland, Lithuania, Italy and Hungary.

    For whom: Representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises of poultry industry from EIT RIS regions (feed manufacturers, advisors, vets, farmers and employees in poultry factories, managers responsible for the strategy and profitability of fodder and poultry production)
    Contact: Joanna Fotschki j.fotschki@pan.olsztyn.pl
    More information here
     
  • EIT Food Government Executive Academy: an advisory and capacity-building programme for representatives of public administrations from EIT RIS countries. The Academy offers insights into challenges related to food-system innovations and regulations. It is also an opportunity to exchange best practices that will contribute to further improvements on Research & Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategies and inspire the future development of operational programmes based on the EU Structural and Investment Funds. 

    For whom: representatives of public administration from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey.
    Contact: Adam Puchejda apuchejda@wz.uw.edu.pl
    More information here or here

Current projects

EU Skills for Future
Education

EU Skills for Future

EU Skills for Future, commonly name Skills4Future (S4F) is a Cross-KIC project with EIT RawMaterials and Climate-KIC which target students between 16-19 year old in RIS countries. The...

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector
Education

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

There is a need to highlight at the national and international level current challenges in this sector by providing support to SMEs through knowledge transfer in e.g. improvement of...

Our other Regional Innovation Scheme programmes

Our RIS innovation programmes

Our RIS innovation programmes

RIS innovation programmes target societal challenges through technology-based products and services with breakthrough potential.

Our RIS entrepreneurship programmes

Our RIS entrepreneurship programmes

Therefore, we encourage collaboration among food R&D experts, students, academia and businesses in order to create alternative technologies, services and products that will lead the advancement of the agrifood industry.

Our RIS public engagement programmes

Our RIS public engagement programmes

Communication is at the centre of all our activities. We want to engage all European citizens and turn them into enthusiastic change agents in the food system through multiple initiatives.