In these challenging times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, when more and more of us are self-isolating and working from home, life might become boring and monotonous.
But just because the EIT Community is facing physical restrictions, that doesn’t mean that we have to constrain our minds at the same time.
EIT Food has a world of opportunities for you to explore to keep learning and to help you have a positive impact on society.
Whether you’re a student looking to dive into a new subject, a budding entrepreneur yearning to start your own business, or simply interested in knowing more about the challenges facing the food system, EIT Food is here to help you.
1. Expand your mind by completing one of EIT Food’s free online courses about the food system
EIT Food is equipping learners all over Europe and beyond with the skills and knowledge they need to make a lasting impact on the food system. Our flexible online courses are supported by a global network of learners, researchers, experts and entrepreneurs, so you can expect to be inspired by some of the brightest minds the sector has to offer.
So if you’re staying at home and want to know how farmers are sustainably producing the food the EIT Community eats, learn how food can improve your well-being, or finally get the truth on ‘superfoods’, then take one of the EIT Food courses on Future Learn today.
2. Listen to inspiring agri-food entrepreneurs on The Food Fight podcast
The Food Fight podcast series brings together the most inspiring entrepreneurs and innovators from across the agri-food industry to examine the biggest challenges facing the food system and the best ways to solve them. Learn how EIT Food is tackling food waste, what food producers are doing to make food healthy, and if the EIT Community is going to be able to feed 10 billion people by 2050. In this podcast series EIT Food asks the questions everyone wants answered.
3. Create your own start-up by learning the secrets of success from the best agri-food entrepreneurs
If you’ve always wanted to know exactly what to do to start your own food business, then you should be reading the free EIT Food start-up manual.
This invaluable guide details what every food entrepreneur wishes they’d known before starting out and is filled with over 40 modules of practical advice covering everything from finance to funding, and sustainability to supply chains. Learn the key lessons, successes and failures of other entrepreneurs so that you can start having a positive impact on society.
4. Walk in the footsteps of the people and communities driving change in the food system
EIT Food supports the students, entrepreneurs and businesses transforming the food system whatever journey they are on.
So if you’ve ever wondered what kinds of things students learn on a ‘makeathon’ challenge, or how the aspiring business leaders of the future test their ideas for commercial potential, or how student entrepreneurs can build an agri-food start-up whilst still studying in full-time education (spoiler: it takes real commitment!), or who are the unsung heroes across Europe driving impact in their local communities – courtesy of Ed Sheeran’s Chef – then the EIT Food blog is the place to find them all.
Walk in the change-makers’ shoes and get inspired to transform the food system.
5. Change society for the better by applying for one of EIT Food’s amazing programmes for students and entrepreneurs
EIT Food is providing access to the latest and greatest education courses, professional development opportunities and entrepreneurship programmes across Europe. EIT Food has leading networks for women entrepreneurs, innovative summer schools, industry-leading internships and easy-to-access funding. So if you’re thinking about your next step in the agri-food industry, now could be the perfect time to focus your mind and apply to one of the programmes currently accepting applications.
6. Test your knowledge on the origins of the food and how it’s made
FoodUnfolded® is the global, digital platform that creates and shares content on the latest food and agricultural innovations. EIT Food will take you through how things are made, why certain processes are used, how technology can make food more sustainable, and basically anything and everything about food-tech. So why not learn about how plants are grown in space, or the story behind lab-grown meat, or keep entertained with one of the EIT Food fun food quizzes?
7. Join a community of people who care about food and how it impacts health and planet
Whatever it is that you’re looking for in the food system, why not explore the EIT Food community on a mission to make food healthier, more sustainable and trusted? A world of opportunity awaits you!