RUN-EU Food Challenge

1 October 2021

The RUN-EU Food Challenge will bring together RUN-EU students from all levels to join interdisciplinary multicultural teams proposing novel, potentially disruptive, sustainable solutions to reduce food loss and waste across the full breadth of the food supply chain from ‘farm to fork’.

Solutions proposed by students should be visionary and disruptive, drawing on insights relating to current trends and future possibilities where Europe and the world could benefit significantly. It should be inspirational and provide the basis for strong engagement between public and private sector stakeholders and with the public and address barriers to innovation, which, if overcome, can significantly benefit society.

From 1 to 4 November 2021

Mode of delivery
Face to face

Language of instruction

ECTS credits
1 ECTS credit

Academic recognition
To be defined by each home Institution. In general terms, most students will have this RUN-EU Challenge SAP certified in their diploma supplement, as a minimal condition.

Eligible participants
Local Student Advisory Board members and RUN-EU students from any cycle and area of studies.

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

Selection criteria
Motivation, learning objectives, order of submission and a wide representation of subject areas/fields and balanced participation of RUN-EU member institutions. Participants will be immersed in a challenge-based learning environment and work in multicultural and interdisciplinary teams.


TUS, Ireland

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