ORGANISATION NAMEEIT FOOD
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesHumanitiesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciencesSocial sciences
CAREER STAGERecognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
The objective of EIT Food Innovator Fellowship programme 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.
Global challenges in the Agri-Food system require a mind-shift and a thrilling change in the awareness and competencies of talents: the new generation of entrepreneurs is asked to play a key role in solving the planet’s food-related issues.
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.
What is funded?
EIT Food Innovator Fellowship programme funds high-level complementary skills training to transform a lab-idea in a business idea. The training will be tailor-made, unique and delivered by highly specialised experts.
The training will cover areas designed to enable selected teams to acquire entrepreneurial skills together with specific transversal skills to further transform a lab-idea in a business idea. Participants will have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and deepen their competencies, learning how to analyse business propositions from different angles to have a viable, sustainable and impactful project/product or service with an impact in the Agri-Food system. Scheduled workshops will be accompanied by structured mentoring to assist in the advancement of the team's original idea, via a real working viability frame.
A Hackathon (Foodathon) of 2 days (July 2021); Two trainings of 10 cumulative days spread in two months’ (Sept – Oct 2021).
Post-Doctoral Fellows and Young Professionals: must be, at the date of the call deadline, in possession of a doctoral degree or they must have a Master Certificate and at least four years of full-time equivalent research and innovation (R&I) experience.
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