Matís, The University of Iceland and Institute of animal reproduction and food research (Polish academy of sciences) in Olsztyn are planning a 10-day course coached by professional tutors on adding value to food side streams. The Course will take place in Iceland, October 7-17, 2021.
The School on Adding Value to Food Side Streams will recruit talented students and young researchers to improve their entrepreneurial and managerial skills to solve complex challenges and enhance innovation.
- Increase awareness: On social and environmental responsibility of food producers. And on ideas and opportunities on improving food side streams utilization
- Building ideas: Team up with students and young professionals with diverse backgrounds and face the opportunities and challenges associated with valorisation of side streams in the food industry.
- Concepts and Products Development: Apply venture creation methodology to develop new food concepts, products and start-up businesses.
- Networking: Experience the melting pot of ideas with students and young entrepreneurs Soft skills and entrepreneurship training: Improve your entrepreneurial and managerial skills to solve complex multidisciplinary challenges and enhance innovation.
The Innovation, business creation and valorization of side streams of food production and food processing Bilateral Initiative benefits from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants. The aim of the project is to establish cooperation between institutions as well as improve the entrepreneurial culture, confidence and skills of graduate students and young scientists in Poland with a focus on the valorization of side streams in food production and food processing.
The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014.
For the period 2014-2021, the EEA and Norway Grants amount to €2.8 billion.
The EEA and Norway Grants scheme consists of two financial mechanisms. The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP. Norway Grants are financed solely by Norway.