|Type||Inspire / Summer Schools, distance learning|
|Nominal duration||Nominal duration: 45 hours during 3 weeks. 23rd October- 13th November 2020 (2 ECTS)|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Undergraduate and graduate students, PhD candidates, post-docs, early-stage researchers, young professionals. Food/animal related studies, economics, marketing
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
CV (2 pages; without list of publications), brief motivation letter and video (1-2 min)
50 students with different study backgrounds will meet online to use their scientific experience and university knowledge to create new concepts and ideas that will lead to development of sustainable and personalized food. This 3-week course managed by professional tutors will introduce participants to several topics such as: innovations in food sector, human nutrition in food systems, food and digital disruptions, as well as business model generation and presentation pitching. Participants will work in interdisciplinary teams, identifying problems, prototyping viable solutions with a validated value proposition and pitching their projects in front of a panel of experts.
The EIT Food RIS Venture Creation School is organized by Matis (Iceland), University of Cambridge (England), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS (Poland). A special input will be also delivered by Finnish start-up businesses operating in the agri-food sector.
This course is delivered online through a variety of methods, including real-time video conference sessions delivered by the course leaders, group ideation sessions with other participants and electronic material to work outside of class.
The programme will take place over 3 weeks starting 23rd October, with 30 hours’ online contact time and 15 hours’ asynchronous learning time during that period.