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Circular AgriFood Autumn School

Immerse yourself in a sustainable AgriFood Circularity Program, where you'll acquire practical skills and knowledge in circularity and sustainability in the agrifood sector, while fostering your entrepreneurial mindset.

Circular AgriFood Autumn School

Key Details:

-Intermediate Level: suitable for students who have basic understanding of the subject matter and want to deepen their knowledge.
-Course duration: 2 weeks online + 1 week in-person for top participants.
-Start date: 26/08/2024
-End date: 06/09/2024
-In-person: From 23/09/2024 to 27/09/2024
-Language: English
-Certificate of completion
Circular AgriFood Autumn School

Discover Circular Pathways in the Agri-Food Sector

The CircularAgriFood Autumn School is an immersive program designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of circularity principles and cutting-edge technologies within agrifood systems. By exploring challenges and opportunities for circularity, the school fosters creativity and ideation, encouraging the development of innovative solutions for real-world challenges presented by industry partners. 

What will you learn?

-Entrepreneurship: Design effective actions to scale societal impact.
-Problem Solving: Mobilise effective co-creation methodologies to generate original and sustainable solutions that include relevant voices.
-Critical Thinking: Collect, analyse, interpret and report information to develop sustainable solutions to current and future challenges.
-Food Systems: Design innovative responses to address sustainability challenges in the food system.
-Technology Management: Mobilise appropriate technologies in innovation processes.
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Who is it for?

This school is designed for professionals, students, and researchers who are interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in circularity in agrifood. Participants will have the opportunity to network with experts and peers from diverse backgrounds, and to gain practical insights on how to apply circular principles in their own work. By the end of the program, participants will be equipped with the tools and knowledge needed to contribute to the development of sustainable and regenerative food systems.
Circular AgriFood Autumn School

Key Benefits

-Challenge-Based Approach: Solve practical problems by tackling industry and academic challenges, gaining hands-on experience and innovative problem-solving skills.
-Immersive Experience: Collaborate directly with mentors and industry partners during a week-long immersive experience in Portugal, deepening understanding of circularity and building valuable professional relationships.
-Focus on Cutting-Edge Technologies: Explore the latest deep-tech innovations in precision agriculture, supply chain optimization, waste valorization, and sustainable packaging, staying at the forefront of circular practices in the agrifood sector.
-Recognition and Final Prize: Pitch your ideas to experts, opening doors to future ventures and collaborations. The top-performing team receives a €5,000 mentoring services prize.

Structure & Modules

Week 1 (Day 25 - 29 Sept):

-Welcome and Introduction to Circularity in the AgriFood Sector
-How to monetize circularity
-Circularity in agriculture
-The role of animals in a circular agrifood system

Week 2 (Day 2 - 6 Oct):

-Food supply chains and food waste
-Food waste valorization
-Get inspired
-Final assessment

Week 3 (Day 15-19 Oct):

Top-performing groups progress to an immersive week in Portugal to collaborate in-person with expert mentors in Arruda-dos-Vinhos. During this week, participants will fine-tune and further improve their solutions with guidance from experienced professionals. At the end of the week, participants present their refined solutions to a panel of experts and the winning team will be awarded a €5,000.00 prize to be utilised in mentoring services provided by the organisers. On the 19th October, participants will be invited to join the AgriFood Open Day event, to connect themselves with relevant stakeholders in the field and explore potential collaborations. 

Past Editions

InnovPlanet Summer School
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Post-Harvest School
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Early Bird

Full course (online & in-person event):
Online only course: 65€

Deadline: September 21st
Normal Fee

Full course (online & in-person event):
Online only course: 150€

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