Innovative Food Production for a Healthy Planet
This program offers an unique and intensive immersion to state of the art methodologies and tools to develop sustainable agriculture with a focus on the importance of digital transformation and the implementation of smart farming technologies, while linking the role of soil health to target nutrition towards a better health and wellbeing.
The programme features teaching by highly skilled mentors in entrepreneurship in the food system from Food4Sustainability (Portugal), University of Beira Interior (Portugal) and Lund University (Sweden) and augmented by world-class specific entrepreneurship teaching, which will be delivered by a team from the BGI - Building global innovators (Portugal). We are looking for undergraduates, MSc students, PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers, young professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs.
You will think of innovative solutions to address challenges on how to reduce the use of chemical inputs, enhance biodiversity, assist soil carbon sequestration, support a more sustainable use of resources, manage food waste and water needs.
You will ideate around how innovation in sustainable agriculture can improve nutrition and being introduced to the world of traceable food value chains to achieve more safety in the food systems.
You will provide with a toolkit to become effective innovators in the food system, including design thinking, business idea development, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, team building, market research, risk analysis, negotiation, and pitching.
Please note that your Citizenship determine whether if you are eligible for participate in this Summer School (it should be a RIS country).
Please be aware that list of RIS elegible countries is:
EU Member States:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain.
Horizon Europe Associated Countries*:
Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.
Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain).