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Food Solutions - Reuse2Recreate Food

EIT Food
Belgium, Leuven
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Reuse2Recreate Food: Developing new product concepts from bakery and/or fruit side streams

Roughly one-third of the food products for human consumption is never eaten, while the agri-food industry is under pressure to produce more food using less resources.

Utilizing side streams present an opportunity to achieve that.

The Reuse2Recreate program will focus on the valorization of bakery and/or fruit side streams.

University student teams (B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD) are invited to join the program to develop their novel product concept by using

  • bakery side-streams, and/or
  • fruit production side-streams
    with special attention to food safety, processability and economic viability of the product concept.

The student teams will be supported by their university mentors and the participating industry partners.

Programme structure

The programme takes place over 8 months and will require a few hours a week from students on average.

March 2022: Programme kick off and introduction to the challenge and entrepreneurship.

April – June: Working in teams to develop a solution and prototype with feedback from industry experts at regular check-ins.

September – November: Finalising solutions and prototypes in teams, completing final assignments and pitching at the final gala.

Prizes will be awarded to winning teams at the final gala events at the end of the programme in
November 2022.

Career opportunities

  • Co-creation and collaboration competencies (including problem solving and critical thinking)
  • Leadership, networking and communication skills
  • International teamwork
  • Connections with food industry experts in Europe
  • Cutting edge knowledge in the relevant topics, such as food product development, food safety, circular economy, and more.
  • Entrepreneurial innovation skills
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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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