EIT Food Summer schools and challenges

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) brings together leading higher education institutions, research labs and companies to form dynamic cross-border partnerships - Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) - that develop innovative products and services, start new companies and train a new generation of entrepreneurs.


EIT Food is aware that new ideas are needed to help solve some of the toughest global challenges and to help transform the food system. Students are great creative thinkers, often giving different insights into possible solutions. That's why EIT Food’s programmes are designed to help them do just that. EIT Food  education programmes are designed to bring students, industry and entrepreneurs together to co-create new solutions for the food system, that can have real impact in the world.


  • Inspire programmes (summer schools) are 3-week long courses on entrepreneurship, the co-creation of entrepreneurial ideas, innovation and business creation principles and skills. Programmes are aimed at giving you a taste of entrepreneurship or to help accelerate your idea.
  • Food Solution programmes (student challenges) are focused on industrial challenges. Students work with others on an industrially relevant problem set for a period of three months up to one year.
RIS Inspire Summer Schools

EIT Food under RIS Inspire programme is launching three new Summer Schools, available 24/7 online, specifically designed to increase knowledge around the food system across RIS countries and regions. Innovation and entrepreneurship are our watchwords. If you are interested in building a food system for a healthier and more sustainable future, join us! It is completely free of charge.

Active UniTO Summer schools and Challenges

Up today, the accessible projects on Summer Schools and Challenges are the following:

REPAK - entrepreneurial summer school in packaging sustainability

We have an urgent need to deliver innovative food packaging solutions that will be more sustainable.

Learn more

Product concepts through great innovations with oat-based ingredients

In "grOAT" the challenge will be the development of an innovative, healthier and sustainable product for the bakery and/or dairy and/or confectionery industries using an oat-based ingredient that is characterized by a high content of proteins and omega-6/-3 fatty acids. Due to its high content of fiber it could also be used to bring texture to the final product.

For more information: [email protected]

Business solutions through digitalization of food value chains

In "Digit" state of the art digital technologies across the value chain will be presented - as well as possible realities within the food systems where these technologies have been or could be applied. The students will identify gaps + opportunities, work on innovative solutions and also build a business canvas for the solution.

For more information: [email protected]

Other active UniTO projects

In the first three years of Call for Proposals from EIT Food, the University of Turin has been involved in 47 projects, in all functional areas of EIT Food, becoming a reliable partner for consortium.


See the list of projects involving the University of Turin, either as Activity Leader or partner, in the years 2018-2020.


Following you can find pages dedicated to open activities for students and for the general public.

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