RUN-EU Eco-innovate Challenge

1 October 2021

Ecologically sustainable, organically based, alternative solutions to peat-based horticultural growth media are required to address the impacts of peat harvesting on climate change. Innovative use of organic waste media from food service or food manufacturing industries may provide the solution. This challenge addresses Global Climate Change, Social Innovation and Sustainable Industry Goals and seeks applications from interdisciplinary teams that will propose novel, potentially disruptive, sustainable solutions to replace peat horticultural products for plant growth.

Teams will be asked to propose organic-based solutions from current food services or food manufacturing industries to address this global challenge. Millions of tons of dried organic biomass are produced by EU member states annually which may through the creation and development of cutting-edge and disruptive technologies or processes be suitable for use as peat alternatives.

From 1 to 5 November 2021

Mode of delivery
Face to face

Language of instruction

ECTS credits
1 ECTS credit

Proposed learning outcomes

At the end of this Short Advanced Programme, you will:

  • apply critical thinking, creative problem-solving concepts and design thinking models and tools for solving learning challenges
  • work in multidisciplinary, multicultural and co-creation environments
  • clearly communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • propose solutions for real societal problems and challenges that demand innovation and a varied set of skills

How to apply
Fill in the application form

Deadline for applications
10 October 2021


TUS, Ireland


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