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Food Solutions - ZeroWaste Design

Colegiatura 4.840 € por año

We are committed to ensuring that no exceptional student is excluded from the programme based on ability to pay. Participation is free of charge for 70 participants for the Food Solutions programme. Decisions on fee waivers are made based on the evaluation of the application (30% CV and 70% motivational statement) of the admission committee. Costs are covered by EIT Food and co-founding.

Tuition fee. 4840 Euro per year. Participation fees are due per semester (2420 Euro per semester)

After being accepted to the programme, you will be offered the chance to accept or decline enrolment. You will be required to response within 7 days after accepting the offer, if not received you may no longer be accepted within the programme.

In case you receive a scholarship, the deposit fee will be adjusted accordingly to 50% or 100% of your tuition fee.

All prices are including VAT (21%).

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ZeroWaste Design: This challenge focusses on reducing food and packaging waste for sustainable supply chains systems.

ZeroWaste Design is tackling one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions in the food system: waste. To reduce waste, food and packaging need to be considered together, and we need new innovative solutions. The specific focus areas of this food solution challenge are:

  • Reduction and/or replacement of food packaging (without creating more food waste)
  • Circular food systems with reduced package and food waste.
  • Better supply chains and re-use structures.

You will tap into design thinking to find new solution for reducing waste, with particular attention to how we transport, package, and store foods and considering food and packaging together. In addition, you will learn how to create a sustainable business case, about entrepreneurship and innovation concepts, and develop skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, leadership, technology management, communication, and business basics.

This challenge will happen in the following countries:

  • Denmark – Aarhus University
  • Hungary – Campden BRI
  • Finland – University of Helsinki
  • Italy – University of Turin

Estructura del curso

In March, you will attend the live online kick-off event introducing you to the challenge. After this event, you will be supported in the next steps for problem definition and ideation.

There are five Entrepreneurship and innovation learning blocks spread throughout the programme, each consisting of a live workshop and online self-learning material.

There are 4 pitch sessions between the kick off and final pitch event where you will present your idea so far as a team and receive feedback to help you steer and improve your solution.

Facilitated by your host University, you will be able to access mentoring by industry experts as a team to discuss your ideas and get guidance and insights to help you develop your venture and viable business case.

Oportunidades profesionales

Upon completion or during your entrepreneurship education, you can start a business in the food industry. You could earn your first merits from consulting or finding management work for a company. Here is a small selection of job ideas that could follow your entrepreneurship development program such as:

  • Start your own business.
  • Work at a start-up
  • Consultant
  • Innovation Manager
  • Intrapreneur

Another focus lies in development or research for companies in the food sector, as well as public institutions. Corresponding jobs are offered by state or federal government agencies and offices, insurance companies, and private consulting firms.

Our alumni students have joined companies like Puratos, created or worked with/in start-ups

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