Costo de inscripción 300 € por programa

300 EURO programme commitment fee excluding VAT (21%). This fee applies to the selected fellows invited to the programme.
The selected fellows shall pay this fee within 15 days of receiving the invitation to participate.

Más información

learning.eitfood.eu/..innovator-fellowship 

Resumen

The EIT Food Innovator Fellowship Programme aims to empower talents to co-create, address, and gain experiences on excellent ideas capable of bringing their careers a step further and fostering innovators ready to respond to global food challenges.

Global challenges in the Agri-Food systems require a mind-shift and a thrilling change in the awareness and competencies of talents: the new generation of entrepreneurs is asked to play a key role in solving the planet’s food-related issues.

Talents from academia (Researchers) and non-academia (Professionals) are called to boost and diversify their career paths, solve global challenges, and enhance their career prospects.

Future Agri-Food systems leaders need a new set of competences beyond those acquired in research and academic environments. They require a proficiency that allows them to propose, manage, implement, and lead interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research and innovation projects, to be able to transform lab-ideas into business ideas.

This is why EIT Food has designed for you Innovator Fellowship, a career-boosting path for Researchers and Professionals.

Moreover, the EIT Food ecosystem is the perfect network to enhance your career prospect, offering further opportunities to develop your business idea.

Be creative and a leader in the Agri-Food systems and transform your lab-ideas into business ideas!

Programme fee: 300 EURO programme commitment fee excluding VAT (21%). This fee applies to the selected fellows invited to the programme.
The selected fellows shall pay this fee within 15 days of receiving the invitation to participate.

Estructura del curso

After an evaluation step, the best talents will be invited to the programme. The journey will start with a series of training sessions to build a community of game changers, progressing through team formation and business idea development and culminating with the final pitch of the business proposition in the presence of venture capitalists and innovative food system specialists.

The Innovator Fellowship journey will articulate over six months. Your involvement takes about 10 – 12 days of training and mentoring during the six months. The journey is designed to be compatible with your routine activities and associated with a reduced workload (see below).


Innovator Fellowship consists of six steps.

Step 1 – COMMUNITY BUILDING – |ONLINE TRAINING| July 14th (afternoon) – 2023
SYSTEM THINING & SDGs FOR THE FOOD SYSTEMS – |ONLINE TRAINING|
July 21st (afternoon) – 2023

To move from individuals to a community, it is necessary to connect personally before making commitments, forming teams, and working together. People who complement, challenge, and support one another make fantastic teams. In the Community Building training, your values will be the chemistry and glue to form a game-changer community sharing the same values and making informed choices about who enables you to innovate.
System Thinking and Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs) for Food Systems will allow you to acquire a system approach to problem-solving essential at a later stage to decide on which challenge you wish to solve.

Step 2 – DESIGN THINKING FOR IDEA DEFINITION & TEAM BUILDING – |ONSITE|
September 15th (all day) and 16th (all day)– 2023
Per Diem support is foreseen for travel and subsistence.

Step 2 allows you to choose and focus on the problem you want to solve in the food systems. It will challenge your assumptions and redefine your problem to initiate the ideation process and create an innovative solution. This is when you start building collaborations within the Innovator Fellowship cohort and create a team. You will be a head-hunter or be selected by other talents for your expertise. A team and teamwork are the ultimate assets for executing any function in a real work context, and the ability to collaborate is the key strategic factor. In step 2, we will help you to develop your team. Teams can be composed of 2 to 5 talents.
Innovator Fellowship will also nurture a talent wishing to carry his journey alone. An individual fellow can interact with all the other Innovator Fellowship talents. Collaborative joint effort to transform an idea into a business idea will remain a prerogative of the programme.
This step will be done ONSITE in an attractive European city with international flight connections.

Step 3 – TOUCH AND GO WITH MENTORS – |ONLINE|
September 29th (afternoon)– 2023

Mentoring is considered by the former fellows as one of the best activities of the programme. We will provide high-level, one-on-one mentoring activities to help you shape your idea successfully. Step 3 begins the mentoring activities by meeting the mentors and identifying the best pair mentor team. Scheduled workshops will be accompanied by structured mentoring to advance the team’s original project via a real working viability frame.

Step 4 – BUSINESS4GROWTH – |ONLINE|
Business Modelling – October 20th (all day) and 21st (morning) – 2023
Business Planning – October 27th (all day) and 28th (morning) – 2023

Step 4 is the core entrepreneurial education training. The training courses are tailor-made, unique, business-driven momentum delivered by highly specialised experts. They cover areas designed to enable the teams to acquire entrepreneurial and transversal skills to develop and implement their ideas. You will broaden your horizons and deepen your competencies, learning to analyse your idea from different angles to have a viable, financially sustainable, and impactful project/product or service impacting the Food system. Moreover, the teams will fine-tune their initial idea into a mature proposal to expand opportunities for further financial support.

Step 5 – ENGAGE2INNOVATE – |ONLINE|
Leadership Skills – November 24th (all day) – 2023
Communication and Pitching Skills – November 25th (all day), December 1st (all day) and 2nd (morning) – 2023

Leadership and Communication Skills are an asset of great importance in our professional careers. The ability to be an effective leader, and to mobilise human capital efficiently to accomplish a shared goal, goes hand-and-hand with the ability to communicate and inspire others. Pitching a business proposition to an audience of venture capitalists who should decide to support your business idea financially requires a brilliant way to deliver the solution proposed. In Step 5, you will be trained to reach your goals based on responsible management practice and to communicate and pitch your business idea. Personalised coaching for each team is organised to deliver the best pitch.

Step 6. FINAL PITCH EVENT – |ONSITE|
January 16th – 2024 duration (morning)
Per Diem support is foreseen for travel and subsistence.

The final event is where teams present their fully developed business idea to experts and venture capitalists. This programme’s winners will access services for prototyping and/or market analysis and fine-tuning business planning.

Oportunidades profesionales

Innovator Fellowship is a journey designed to expand your career portfolio by providing skills in high demand in the job market. Critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership, and entrepreneurial abilities can make a difference in your career. When these skills are combined with sustainable, circular and innovative business models, they become a powerful tool to solve societal challenges and increase your employability potential.
Moreover, the EIT Food ecosystem is the perfect network to enhance your career prospect, offering further opportunities to develop your business idea.

¡Envía tu solicitud ahora! Innovator Fellowship 2023-24
Fecha límite de solicitud
30 jun 2023, 12:00:00
hora de Europa central
Inicio de estudios
14 jul 2023
¡Envía tu solicitud ahora! Innovator Fellowship 2023-24
Fecha límite de solicitud
30 jun 2023, 12:00:00
hora de Europa central
Inicio de estudios
14 jul 2023
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