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In the last edition, EIT Food Government Executive Academy (GEA) supported participants from 16 countries and their innovative project ideas in a very intensive MBA-type program.
2021 was an outstanding year for the next edition of this EIT Food educational program, despite the challenges and limitations related to the COVID-19 epidemic. GEA participants worked in small international teams on ideation projects, linking knowledge of innovations in the agri-food sector and available funding instruments with societal challenges and differentiated regional needs.
The 4th edition of EIT Food Government Executive Academy was delivered in 2021 as part of a project EIT Food RIS Public Sector Representatives Activity Line. The goal of the EIT Food Government Executive Academy (GEA) is to disseminate knowledge about recent trends in agri-food innovations and to develop skills needed for successful interregional cooperation linked to the Research and Innovation Smart Specialization Strategies (RIS3). The program of GEA centers around a sequence of lectures, teamwork sessions and assignments related to agri-food innovations and innovation policy practices.
GEA edition 2021 focused on designing mission-oriented innovation policies related to the agri-food sector, helping participants nurture societal challenges relevant for their countries or regions and offering a toolbox that could inspire the updates of Smart Specialisation Strategies and the design of Operational Programmes and also bring closer the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation.
Furthermore, GEA team from University of Warsaw, supported by partners Bioazul, Danone and VTT, worked intensively to expose participants to the newest research trends in the agri-food sector, emerging technologies, current R&D interests of multinational corporations, start-ups and scientific organizations, coupled with the Innovation Agenda of EIT Food, the largest public-private partnership promoting innovative transformation of the European food system.
The well-structured content of program and helpdesk functionality offered by organizers reflected positively in participants’ feedback, where over 90% agree or strongly agree that the program met their expectations.
From February 1, 2022 you can apply for join the 5th edition of the EIT Food Government Executive Academy.
Click here for information.
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