|Professional Development, hybrid
In-person and online: 425 euros
You can choose the course type when registering.
No formal qualifications are required, but attendance is made on application where you will need to describe your reasons for attending the courses.
The course is open to anyone with a Bachelor, MSc or PhD degree or substantial experience within the algal sector or food system, especially those within the EU and EU and EIT Food associated countries.
The course is targeted to applicants within the EU and EU and EIT Food associated countries.
Good spoken and technical English
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
There is no need to upload any qualification documents but you will need to type a short motivation letter on why you would like to attend the course.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Visa – please check any visa and passport requirements for entry and stay into the UK for the in-person part of the course. This is your responsibility and EIT Food and organisers cannot arrange or pay for any visa or passports fees.
The aim of this professional development course is to provide introductory training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and biotechnology under laboratory and small scale pilot facilities. The course is hosted by the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) (UK), Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB (Germany) and Matis (Iceland).
After three years of soley online delivery we are very pleased to annouce that we are again deliverying this course in-person in 2024 at the Univeristy of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre.
This is a higly successful and competitive course to attend, selling out fast, so please register soon!
You can join the course in three ways:
- 1: 3-day online course (28th -30th November 2023) followed by 5 days in-person course (15th – 19th April 2024) at the University of Cambridge, Algal Innovation Centre, UK. (places limited to 30 people)
- 2: 3-day online course (28th -30th November 2023) (place limited to 60 people)
- 3: 5 days in-person course (15th – 19th April 2024) at the University of Cambridge, Algal Innovation Centre, UK. (places limited to 30 people)
Module 1: From Academia to industry. In this module we focus on how innovative solution are being developed and tested and the various aspects that is required before it can be implemented in industry. This module will have topics such as current issues in large scale; the link between academia and industry, how to translate ideas to industry; collaboration between academia and industry and how industry can drive academia.
Module 2: The tech behind Algae. In this module we discuss the technology required in algal cultivation, the use of photobioreactors, which day-to day measurements and cultivation conditions are required all the way down to specialized analytical techniques (HPLC, GC) used for biochemical composition and molecular biology screening methods.
Module 3: Requirements for the industry from a social, legal, safety and marketing perspective. This module focusses on how society perceive and engages with algae. What the current issues and limitations of algal cultivation are from a legal, environmental, food safety and governmental perspective and discuss potential solutions.
We have carefully planned an exciting and engaging course which includes a daily programme of lecture/seminars introducing the theory of techniques, SOPs best practice and live demonstration of equipment and facilities. The course will also offer insights and examples from an industrial and entrepreneurial perspective, that can help the participants to found or improve their own algal-based business.
The content will be delivered from our academic and industrial partners in the UK, Iceland and Germany throughout the online and in-person courses.
Learners will receive an optional workshop pack in the post that contains products, flyers and information related to the algal industry. The programme will provide an unrivalled opportunity for postgraduate, postdoctorate and industry researchers to be trained in algal biotechnology research and to network with others in the sector in our breakout and networking sessions. Please note that the online course will not be recorded.
The programme will provide an unrivalled opportunity for postgraduate, postdoctorate and industry researchers to be trained in algae biotechnology research and to network with others in the sector.
The programme aims to develop a new generation of entrepreneurs and food innovators, who will be equipped to shape a new kind of food system that is innovative, resilient, and sustainable. We offer outstanding courses and opportunities, which empower students, trainees and professional experts with innovation and entrepreneurship skills tailored to the needs of the European innovation system.