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EIT Food Innovator Fellowship 2020

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EIT Food Innovator Fellowship Webinar is a great source of information about this programme and its benefits.
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Global challenges in the Food systems require a mind-shift and a thrilling change in the awareness and competencies of talents: the new generation of entrepreneurs are asked to play a key role in solving the planet’s food-related issues.

The future innovative leaders of the Food system need a new set of competencies beyond those acquired in research and academic environments – they require a proficiency that allows them to propose, manage, implement, and lead interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research and innovation projects, to be able to transform lab-ideas into business ideas.

EIT Food Innovator Fellowship aims at identifying talents worldwide with creative and innovative potential, wishing to expand their skill repertoire through advanced training for the development of an innovative idea with significant impact in the food system.

If you want to put your talent to the test and you’d like to know more about this Programme, please find the details below. Should you need further clarification, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at .

New information!!!
The Covid-19 crisis disrupts the way we perform our work, business and our life. Nevertheless, it offers a unique opportunity to experience new ways of collaborating to solve challenges impacting the food system, our society, and in turn, our way of working together.

In this scenario, the EIT Food Innovator Fellowship team has decided to move the Innovator Fellowship programme online. The ground-architecture of our unique entrepreneurial programme remains unchanged with its – Foodathon – one to one mentoring – intensive and high-value training – and other unparalleled benefits!

Innovator Fellowship is ready to deliver an engaging online Foodathon creating a unique empowering atmosphere through innovative tools and approaches which will make you feel like a community of talented researchpreneurs and game-changers of the food systems.

Similarly, the winning teams of the Foodathon will experience online training going beyond the knowledge transfer and embracing synchronous and asynchronous training delivery, gamification and mentoring activities to support the implementation of the business idea to a final “ready-to-submit“ proposal for further financial support.

Programme structure

- Call closes on 14th June 2020
- Selection of the participants: until the end of June 2020
- Communication of the selected participants will be sent at the end of June 2020

- #FOODATHON2020 17th-19th July 2020 | ONLINE |.
Selection of the winning teams that will access the further training

- Training #BUSINESS4GROWTH2020 28th Sept. – 2nd Oct. 2020 | ONLINE | “Business Model to Business Plan”

- Training #ENGAGE2INNOVATE2020 26th -29th October 2020 | ONLINE | “Responsible Research and Public Engagement”

- Final Summit t.b.c.

Please read carefully the following documents describing the F.A.Q., the Rules of Participation and the Innovator Fellowship objectives.

1. Frequently Asked Questions – Innovator Fellowship 2020

2. Rules of Participation to Innovator Fellowship 2020

3. Flyer of the Innovator Fellowship Programme 2020

Apply now! Innovator Fellowship 2020 Call 2020
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Jul 17, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Innovator Fellowship 2020 Call 2020
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Jul 17, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States