EIT Food Government Executive Academy is an executive-level training program for public sector representatives from Southern and Eastern European countries, deepening their knowledge of agri-food innovations and sectoral regulation, and helping address societal challenges across Europe through mission-based policies and Smart Specialization Strategies.
EIT Food GEA will be held online on 4, 11, 18 and 25 May 2022 with subsequent mentored teamwork and final session in November 29th, 2022. The application deadline is March 15th, 2022.
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EIT Food is one of the largest and most impactful food-related initiatives worldwide. As a part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), EIT Food connects partners from leading businesses, universities and research centres across Europe. It is a people-centric and resource-smart transformer of the European food system, driving consumer confidence and improved global health.
EIT Food wants to transform Europe’s food system, making it better for people’s health and better for the environment. EIT Food is a pan-European partnership designed to empower innovators, entrepreneurs and students to develop world-class solutions to food challenges, accelerate innovation, create jobs and increase Europe’s competitiveness. As one of the largest food-related initiatives worldwide, EIT Food wants Europe to lead a global revolution in food innovation and production, improve nutrition and make food systems more resource-efficient, secure, transparent and trusted.
workshops focused on real-life challenges experienced by food industry players and actual needs of industry and customers
lectures offering insights into the complexity of food system, state-of-the-art technologies and innovations developed by the agri-food industry
highly interactive learning program based on case-studies and real-life examples
working with European experts in agri-food industry and innovation management
excellent opportunities to build an international network of policy makers working on the agri-food related Research & Innovation Smart Specialization Strategies (RIS3), exchanging experiences to continuously improve the national and regional policies
participants do not pay tuition
You will meet:
You will be part of a cohort including public sector representatives from countries of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme, involved in the design, implementation and/or monitoring of Research & Innovation Smart Specialization Strategies (RIS3) related to agri-food industry or in defining regulatory policies related to agri-food industry. During the Academy, you will meet government executives, directors, managers, scientists and other experts working in the agri-food industry, non-governmental sector, European institutions and media.
You can expect:
The Academy will provide you expert knowledge on challenges faced by the global agri-food industry, state-of-the-art technologies relevant to the contemporary food system and best practices in innovation management. With our guests and experts from the field, you can expect to strengthen the innovation eco-systems in your country, increase the internationalization of your country’s agri-food companies and increase success rates of new product launches to leverage the benefits of public funding distributed for Research & Innovations.
You will also have an opportunity to share good practices, benefit from lessons learned of other countries and participate in an international network of policy experts involved in the updates of RIS3 and the development of the future operational programs based on European Structural and Investment Funds, 2021-2027.
Mentors and lecturers