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Digitalization for Circular Food Systems - Digit4Circularity

Application fee €200 one-time

A small portion of the total cost of the program is charged as a participation fee. Course fees for 2021-entry will be EUR 200.

More information

eitfood.eu/projects/inspire 

Overview

The Agro Food system is characterized by well-established pathways for various product /value streams by a certain mode of doing business together. To bring the system on a higher level in circularity new paths have to be opened up which allow for new opportunities.

Digital solutions will be taught toward business cases and successful examples related to circular business models based on connectivity and data gathering, sharing and analysis, with the aim of maximising Food system value and produce better products and services. It will be explained what digitalisation means in the context of a circular economy, including the scope of possibilities in using data and digitally enabled solutions to support the transition to a circular economy, while also considering the related obstacles, challenges, and risks, with a greater focus on sustainability. At the same time, we will examine the role of the EU policy framework, tools, and initiatives in steering a (digital) transition towards a (digital) circular economy. The industry will provide insights into market requirements and exposure to startups will drive the entrepreneurial spirit forward.

To understand the fundamentals of the circular economy, to learn more about the application of existing technologies (from AI to IoT), to improve products in our foodsystem, and to change the system after Covid-19 towards more digitalisation within the food chain APPLY NOW to summer school Digitalization for Circular Food Systems – Digit4Circularity!

Programme structure

COURSE STRUCTURE

Digital solutions will be taught through case studies and successful examples related to circular business models based on connectivity and data gathering, sharing and analysis, with the aim of maximising Food system value and producing better products and services. It will be explained what digitalisation means in the context of a circular economy, including the scope of possibilities in using data and digitally enabled solutions to support the transition to a circular economy, while also considering the related obstacles, challenges, and risks, with a greater focus on building a sustainable food system where the growing, eating, and disposal of food creates robust benefits for people, the economy, and the environment.

At the same time, we will examine the role of the New EU circular economy Action Plan, regional roadmaps, measurement frameworks, and initiatives in steering a (digital) transition towards a (digital) circular economy. The industry partners (from multinationals to innovative start-ups) will provide insights into market requirements and will drive the entrepreneurial spirit forward.

After successfully attending Digit4Circularity, students will be able to:
● Understand the guiding principles of the circular economy and relate it to neighboring concepts
● Investigate what it takes to create products that are easy to repair, refurbish, remanufacture, repurpose, recycle, or recover, using as enabler the main digital technologies available (e.g. from IoT to AI)
● Explain drivers and barriers for businesses to implement circular business models and digital platforms to cooperate and share data towards a circular approach
● Gauge the macro-systemic effects of the transition towards a circular economy
● Critically reflect upon the circular economy impact on the economic, environmental, and social side

The summer school will be delivered fully ONLINE.


COURSE TIMELINE

Week 1: 6th – 10th September: Introduction, team building and basics on entrepreneurship for developing ideas (Asynchronous)

Week 2: 13th – 17th September: Bootcamp, which will commit students only in the morning (Synchronous)

Apply now! INSPIRE Programme 2021
Application deadline
9 Aug 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Brussels time
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! INSPIRE Programme 2021
Application deadline
9 Aug 2021 23:59:59
Europe/Brussels time
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States