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REPAK: Entrepreneurial School in Sustainable Food Packaging

EIT Food
Belgium, Leuven
REPAK Denmark, Aarhus
Application fee €150 one-time

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More information

eitfood.eu/..packaging-sustainability-2020 

Overview

Objectives of the course:
The purpose of the summer school is to discuss the latest developments in sustainable food packaging, and train talent with a more holistic approach to food packaging design. The participants will develop business ideas targeted to solve challenges related to a better circular economy, and work on a business canvas specifically designed to food packaging sustainability.
Learning outcomes and competences:
Through this experience, the students will be able to:
• Explain and Interpret state of the art knowledge in food packaging, including materials, food safety and quality aspects, challenges in decreasing waste, circularity (recyclability, reusability).
• Integrate multidisciplinary knowledge on the circular economy of food packaging.
• Develop a business idea using entrepreneurial skills and team work and present it in a professional setting to industrial partners.
• Identify opportunity to communicate on social media research based information on packaging sustainability.

Programme structure

The school is organized with about 30 hours of on line content before the 1 week bootcamp. On-line platform will open July 25.
Bootcamp: ONLINE school commences 16-08 final event 21-08.

Content
The school will bring insights into a highly innovative and leading food ecosystem, and demonstrate how to take ideas from science to the industry and from industry to science.
Distance and classroom instruction will focus on food packaging sustainability, and will include entrepreneurship theory, as well as main fundamental areas of food packaging design, including food safety, quality, food design, circularity and recyclability, food material science, supply chain, sensory and consumer studies.
The students will also be trained in communication skills, and will work in teams on ideas that will be generated through entrepreneurship methods and by interacting with lecturers and industry during the course.

Apply now! REPAK 2020
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Aug 17, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! REPAK 2020
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Aug 17, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States