EIT Food Innovator Fellowship Programme 2021

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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.



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