Campus Venlo students win preliminary round European food innovation competition
Friday 19 May, three teams of the Health Food Innovation Management master’s programme (UM’s Campus Venlo) took first, second and third place in the preliminary round of the Ecothophelia competition: a Europe-wide competition between student teams of both universities and colleges.
In the semi-finals the three teams from HFIM will compete against each other to see who goes to London to represent The Netherlands (and Maastricht University) in the finals. There, teams from all over Europe will compete for first place.
Ecotrophelia has the ambition to promote entrepreneurship and competitiveness within the European food industry by implementing a training network of excellence in food innovation and organizing National and European food innovation competitions "The Student Food Innovation Awards" a real eye-opener for the food industry. Ecotrophelia achieves the goal of bringing together students, teachers, researchers and professionals of the food sector in a network to think about tomorrow’s eco-innovative food products.
The finals will take place on 21st and 22nd November 2017 during the Food Matters Live exhibition at the ExCeL centre in London, United Kingdom. The results will be announced during the awards ceremony on 22nd November 2017 at the ExCeL, London, UK.
A small impression of the winners and their products
The Science in Health Food Innovation Management master's programme is a unique programme, the only one of its kind in the world. The multidisciplinary curriculum is specifically tailored to the professional demands of employers in the food industry. You’ll take courses on topics such as biomedical sciences and nutrition, food regulation, consumer behaviour, entrepreneurship, business and marketing.
By combining elements from business and management with food innovation and health science, we’re able to provide you with an education that will give you the best possible preparation for your future career.
The programme spans the entire process of food innovation, with a focus on improving consumer health and preventing disease.
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