DEADLINE: 14th May 2021
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
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.
The responsibility for the funding offers published on this
website, including the funding description, lies entirely with the
publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the
employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and