Hungarian innovators in the food industry can apply for 2000 euros

For the first time in Hungary, the EIT Food Challenge Labs will be held. The aim of the competition is for starters to explore innovative ideas for current challenges in the food industry and at the same time develop potential solutions. During the first three days of the series of events, design thinking and service design trainers will be there to help participants, and their ideas can be developed with the support of food industry mentors. For the fourth time, the presentations will take place, the competitors will have to present their work to the jury within the framework of a pitch competition. Participants will receive various professional prizes, while the best team will receive a non-refundable grant of ‚ā¨ 2,000. You can apply for the program until November 3.

The EIT Food the food and science and innovation community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, whose tasks include organizing education, innovation and business development programs focusing on the food and agriculture sectors. EIT Food considers sustainable economic growth to be its most important mission, contributing to it by supporting startups and innovators in realizing their ideas. The community six main areas focuses on: alternative proteins, sustainable agriculture, targeted nutrition, sustainable aquaculture, digital traceability, and circular food chains.

The program, called EIT Food Challenge Labs, will select focus areas that are currently the most relevant in Hungary, so that teams can look for innovative solutions to real, current food industry problems and challenges. The goal of Challenge Labs is for participants, with the help of their peers and industry experts, to use innovative methods to create and test innovative ideas that can address real food industry challenges.

The program is primarily open to students, graduates, and professionals specializing in nutrition, biotechnology, agriculture, food science, informatics, psychology, and business studies. They are also welcome to apply for those who feel that they have the right professional knowledge and tools to contribute to the design of creative food solutions.

The Hungarian program series of EIT Food Challenge Labs takes place in the online space, the participants meet for four weeks, on Mondays. After describing the current challenge, the teams master the design thinking and service design methodology, research, build a prototype, develop their ideas based on the feedback from the mentors, and finally present them to a professional jury.

The program is structured as follows:

  • For the first time (November 8), participants will learn about the challenge, form groups of 4-5 people, and then work out key research questions after trying out new methodologies and different design tools.
  • For the second time (November 15), the focus will be on brainstorming and prototyping.
  • For the third time (November 22), they can further develop their concepts with the help of food mentors.
  • The series of events ends on November 29 with a pitch competition in which each team presents their ideas to a professional jury. The winner is one courtesy of EIT Food Receive a grant of EUR 2000, but additional valuable professional awards will also be awarded.

EIT Food in Hungary, the Campden BRI Hungary carried out by Hub activities of the PANNON Pro Innovation Service Ltd. supported by its business development activities.

More information on the EIT Food Challenge Labs can be found on the Climate Innovation Community website:
Those interested are invited to apply for the program by November 3 by filling out the following application form:

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