The Food Innovation Program is proud to announce to the Food Tank Community the opportunity receive a scholarship to attend the Master’s program dedicated to shaping the global food leaders of tomorrow.
The Scholarship will cover the tuition for the entire 10-month period of the Food Innovation Program. The recipient of the Scholarship will present an innovative solution to support Food Tank’s mission of building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters; spotlighting environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways to alleviate urgent global food challenges and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change. The Food Innovation Program is glad to support Food Tank in their mission and proud to share a passion for bettering the world through the power of food. The Food Innovation Program is set to kick off on March 9th in the beautiful Italian city of Reggio Emilia – make sure to send your applications in by February 6th, 2015 and get ready to start your journey as a future food leader.
As we are all aware, food is the global language, a primary commodity and an expression of cultural existence with no boundaries that unites us all. Our human experience is deeply rooted in food and over the last few decades our planet’s complex food system has developed several core strategies for optimizing this cycle of food experienced. Today however, these strategies are encountering their limits and the dynamics of our global food system have become increasingly complex and dangerously unsustainable. Technological innovations are poised to take us beyond the limits, to transform the way we experience food in all our encounters with it. There are many urgent issues that we face in creating a more resilient, delicious, sustainable and equitable future of food as well as understanding technology’s role in closing the gaps in the food system. These issues can only be addressed through the continuous process of innovation under the guide of our future food industry leaders.
The starting point for change and progress for any real impact is through the power of education followed by knowledgeable action. The Food Innovation Program takes a forward thinking approach as the first international Master’s program to offer young entrepreneurs the chance to make positive impacts on the world through the power of food. Launched by the Future Food Institute (in Bologna, Italy) developed with the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, CA, hosted and promoted by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the Food Innovation Program will focus on the multiple facets of food, innovation through cross-pollination and cutting edge technology, with a theoretical and pragmatic approach.
What is the Food Innovation Program cooking up for students? Get ready for the state-
of-the-art OFFICUCINA kitchen-inspired makerspace for prototyping food products and services; an amazing line up of international experts, academics and food leaders/innovators (such as Caleb Harper from MIT CityFarm) and be prepared for stimulating hackathon events, intense Innovation Challenges with corporate partners and the chance to showcase your ideas on the world stage at Expo Milan 2015: feeding the planet, energy for life.
Join the Food Innovation Program, be part of the (r)evolution of food!
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