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EIT Food Innovator Fellowship 2020

Deadline: 14 June 2020

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

The future innovative leaders of the Food system 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.

EIT (European Institute of Innovation & Technology) Food Innovator Fellowship is designed to offer you a highly stimulating and creative six-months programme coupled with the acquisition of key skills and mentoring to translate an idea in business idea. After an evaluation step, aiming to select the best talents/ideas, the talents will participate in a Foodathon.  

The Foodathon will be an immersive, competitive, and stimulating experience where you will form a team with the best, most exciting ideas. Furthermore, during the Foodathon you will be able to boost and diversify your career path, creating new networks and improving their competences/skills.

The winning teams will gain a high-level complementary skills training led by the partner's organisations. The training will be tailor-made, unique and high-level, delivered by highly-specialised experts. Also, mentoring will be provided along with all the duration of the programme. The training will cover areas designed to enable the selected teams to acquire entrepreneurial skills together with specific transversal skills to further develop and implement their idea. Participants will have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and deepen their competencies, learning how to analyse their idea from different angles to have a viable, sustainable and impactful project/product or service with an impact in the Food system. The scheduled workshops will be accompanied by structured mentoring to assist in the to advance the team's original project, via a real working viability frame.

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

Deadline: 14 June 2020


[Boletín SIUN 485, 7 de mayo de 2020]

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