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RIS Fall School in Targeted Nutrition



22ed October – 8th November 2021


Would you like to become one of the innovation leaders of the future gastronomy sector?

Join the group of creative young people, who supported by researchers, industry experts, and professional chefs will co-create new concepts and products addressing the needs of allergic and hypersensitive consumers. In our school, you will get state-of-the-art knowledge and skills around management of food safety hazards and the development of targeted nutrition solutions. You can rebuild the trust of consumers in food services, just believe that food hypersensitivity is not only a challenge but also an opportunity!

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The RIS Fall School in Targeted Nutrition is organized by Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS (Poland) together with Arhus University (Denmark), Matis (Iceland), IMDEA Food (Spain), Bologna University (Italy), BCC Innovation Culinary Center (Spain) and University of Cambridge (England).



The RIS Fall School will be available fully online from October 22ed until November 8th, 2021. Most of the time, students will work flexibly at times of their convenience. Additionally, they will participate in live-hosted online entrepreneurial exercises. Learning will include lectures on the state-of-the-art knowledge on food allergy, entrepreneurship modules, quizzes, message boards and problem-solving exercises.

The program has 3 main phases:

Early phase (October 22ed): students will define their competence profiles to facilitate further divided into teams

Middle phase (October 25th-November 5th) includes entrepreneurship modules and lectures on the different aspects of food allergy and allergens. In addition, students will have live meetings dedicated to knowledge on ideating and prototyping, intellectual property rights, trademarks and copyright, effective pitching and communication. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to hear the success story of Rising Food Stars. A detailed timetable will be available on the Canvas platform.

End phase (November 8th): November 8th is the date when the Final Pitch event will take place. The teams will present their entrepreneurial projects to a professional jury that will select the winning team. The event will end with the announcement of the winner and the awarding of the prize.


Who can apply:

The course is open to Bachelor, MSc and PhD students as well as graduates and professionals interested in nutrition and food. The course would also suit aspiring entrepreneurs or professionals wishing to move into this sector. There is no precondition concerning your study background.

Territory requirements:

Applications are accepted from the following cauntries (based on citizenship):
Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine.

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RIS Fall School in Targeted Nutrition aims to educate young academics and ignite their entrepreneurial talents. The School will mentor a new generation of European food innovators, through an entrepreneurial approach linked to food allergies. Students will be provided with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills around the management of food safety hazards and the development of targeted nutrition solutions.