|Study location||Finland, Online|
|Type||Professional Development, workshop|
|Nominal duration||Online (2 days)|
|Registration fee||€100 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
An applicant should have at the time of the call deadline, at least a bachelor degree for students or at least one year of work experience for young professionals.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Students and young professionals who would like to attend the workshop can apply by posting an application in one single pdf document including: (i) a CV including work experience where applicable; (ii) a short motivation statement (max. 150 words) explaining why you would like to participate.
- Deadline for application: December 8, 23:59 CEST.
- Notification of acceptance: December 9, 23:59 CEST.
DS Innovation Toolbox is a workshop training focused on decision-support tools for innovation practice, for young innovation managers and innovation experts in the food industry, and those who are in the final stages of their educational path. The two-day online workshop is brought to you by the University of Helsinki and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. Participants will be introduced to and trained via an online platform and a toolbox of decision-making tools, which will be put into practice with the instructors and through active group interaction focused on innovation projects.
DS Innovation Toolbox receives support from EIT Food, one of eight innovation communities established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent European Union (EU) body set up in 2008 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. EIT Food is the world’s largest and most dynamic food innovation community. We accelerate innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all. Supported by the EU, we invest in projects, organisations and individuals that share our goals for a healthy and sustainable food system. We unlock innovation potential in businesses and universities and create and scale agrifood startups to bring new technologies and products to market. We equip entrepreneurs and professionals with the skills needed to transform the food system and put consumers at the heart of our work, helping build trust by reconnecting them to the origins of their food.
The course is delivered by the following instructors:
- Avraham Shtub, Professor Emeritus, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel; Dean of Engineering Ruppin Academic Center;
- Bodo Steiner, Professor of food economics & business management, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Audience and content
Young innovation professionals from the food industry, as well as academics from the fields of food science, business management and/or innovation studies will benefit from hands-on workshop sessions, lectures, group interactions, and presentations of their own discussed by experts. The workshop training is to facilitate risk-based problem-solving associated with new product development (NPD) in the food industry. This workshop training will enhance your efficiency and effectiveness of problem-solving at the early stages of product developments and innovation, and provides you with a set of tools and guidance on how to use them beyond this workshop.
All the course materials are accessible on Canvas, a virtual learning environment: Forthcoming.
Scientific and organization committee
- Bodo Steiner, University of Helsinki, Finland, firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Avraham Shtub, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, email@example.com;
- Cyrielle Gaglio, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Helsinki, Finland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students and young professionals who would like to attend the workshop can apply by posting an application in one single pdf document including: (i) a CV including work experience where applicable; (ii) a short motivation statement (max. 150 words) explaining why you would like to participate. Submit your application via DreamApply.
Fees for participants (100 euros) include registration to the workshop, access to all lectures, presentations and all the course materials. Fees can be paid only by credit card and online via the platform.
- Zoomlink: Forthcoming.
- Information contact: email@example.com.
New product development (NPD) projects are critical to the success and survival of organizations. The percentage of sales of successful business organizations tied to the successful introduction of new products is high. Given the fact that the failure rate of these introductions is also high, there is a need for tools and techniques to manage NPD projects.
This course aims at teaching the tools, techniques and best practices developed to support the NPD project management process (i.e. initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control of these projects), to gain insight from real NPD success and failure case studies, to implement these tools and insights in a simulated environment.
December 8, 2021 is the extended application deadline for the workshop.