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The InnovPlanet Summer School has arrived

Are you passionate about innovation within the food system? Do you want to contribute to a better world and improve everyone's lives by providing safer and healthier products? The perfect programme for you has arrived.

The InnovPlanet Summer School is a free course sponsored by the largest European food innovation network, EIT Food, and hosted by BGI - Building Global Innovators, Food4Sustainability CoLAB, Lund University and University of Beira Interior.

The InnovPlanet Summer School is aimed at graduates, master and doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers, young professionals, and aspiring entrepreneurs working in the agrifood sector. During 3 weeks, this free course will enable you to develop entrepreneurial skills and acquire knowledge about sustainable agriculture and targeted nutrition to create an innovative product. Between July 4 and 15, online content will be presented, and the best performing students will have the opportunity to attend the third week of the course (July 25-29, in Portugal, traveling is facultative).

With this course you will develop your knowledge of sustainable agriculture and innovative farming practices, linking the role of soil health to targeted nutrition for better health and wellbeing. This course will provide you with all the necessary tools to become an effective innovator in the food system from conception to the development of business ideas, through business self-efficacy, team building, market research, risk analysis, negotiation, pitching, among others. At the end, you will apply your knowledge of sustainable agriculture and nutrition to innovate products or techniques that have an impact on the food system.

This is a free course, but with limited openings. So, do not miss the opportunity and register here now.


About EIT Food

EIT Food is a body of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) and aims to build an inclusive and innovative community of diverse food sector partners to leverage innovation and entrepreneurship in this sector across Europe.

About BGI - Building Global Innovators

Building Global Innovators (BGI) is an international accelerator of deep-tech start-ups - spin-off of MIT Portugal - that for the last 11 years has been empowering and connecting technology-based start-ups with investors, mentors and clients around the world.

About Food4Sustainability (F4S) CoLAB

The Food4Sustainability (F4S) CoLAB is a collaborative lab located in Portugal that aims to solve large-scale problems in biological food systems (e.g., food, fish, algae, vegetables) for climate resilience. The F4S CoLAB is at the forefront of the shift from linear agri-food production processes to circular processes. The aim of F4S CoLAB is to test and implement new approaches in food production systems that positively impact: CO2 mitigation, no use of chemicals, sustainable intensification (maximising land use), preservation of water bodies and environmental impact, and increased efficiency in the food value chain.

About Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and has repeatedly been considered one of the top 100 universities in the world. The university has around 44,000 students and more than 8,000 employees, spread across Lund, Helsingborg, and Malmö. Lund University sends efforts to understand, explain and improve the world and the human condition.

About University of Beira Interior (UBI)

The University of Beira Interior (UBI) is a public university located in the city of Covilhã, Portugal. It was created in 1979 and has around 6,879 students spread over a multitude of degree courses, awarding all degrees in areas ranging from medicine, biochemistry, biomedical sciences and industrial design to aeronautical engineering, fashion design, mathematics, economics, and philosophy.

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