The EIT Food Summer School 2018 on Digital Food Supply Chains takes place in Belfast this September.
Looking at how digital technologies can be used to address issues of sustainability in the food supply chain, this is a prime opportunity for anyone with an interest in this field to turn their ideas for sustainable food supply chains into reality.
It is also a chance for food and nutrition professionals to develop vital leadership,entrepreneurship and communications skills.
IFNH professionals, Masters students, PhD candidates and post-docs are all invited to the workshops, which will run from the 8th to the 13th of September.
The EIT Food Summer School will be be hosted by Queen’s University Belfast, alongside their partners, the Technical University of Munich and the University of Cambridge.
The first two days (8th and 9th September) will focus on leadership and communications skills. Working in teams, participants will learn about the different leadership approaches required as an idea moves from development into the production phase. The 10th and 11th of September will focus on Digital Thinking skills and how to apply them to Europe’s supply chains. Then, in the final two days (12th and 13th) the ideas and products developed in the first four days will be evaluated. Those taking part will make a structured pitch to a panel of entrepreneurs, industry partners and investors who will provide feedback on making the ideas commercially and enviromentally viable. Participants will be mentored throughout, with the possibility of further coaching on business model development afterwards as well.
If you have ideas for a sustainable food supply chain and want to develop the skills and experience to bring them to life, this is your chance. Apply to attend here.
The deadline for applications is the 20 July 2018 (23:59 BST).