Entrepreneurship Winter School 2017 on Europe’s Future Food System

Deadline:  30 September, 2017 23.59 pm (CEST)
Open to: undergraduate, graduate, PhD students, early-stage researchers, and young professionals aged at least 18 years of age
Venue: November 27th - December 3rd, 2017 (Munich, Germany) ; December 4th - 8th, 2017 (University of Cambridge, UK) ; December 11th onwards (online)


During the EIT Food Entrepreneurship Winter School 30 students from many different study backgrounds and countries will come together to tackle the challenges Europe’s food system will face in the future. Over the course of 2 weeks, participants will be working in interdisciplinary teams, identifying problems, prototyping viable solutions with a validated value proposition and finally pitching their results in front of a panel of experts. The teams will start out in Germany at the Technical University of Munich for the first week, travel to the University of Cambridge together for the second week and also get the chance to receive further online coaching by the Queen’s University Belfast on how to take your startup idea to reality.

Ready to tackle the challenges of Europe’s future food system? Apply now to be part of this unique experience in November 2017!

The workshops will take place in Munich and Cambridge. The first week will be held at the Center for Digital Technology and Management in Munich, from November 27th - December 3th, 2017. The second week will take place in Cambridge from December 4th - 8th, 2017. After the on-site sessions, online coaching by the University of Belfast will be available, where you receive feedback from experienced mentors on how to further develop your idea and bring it to the market.


All undergraduate, graduate, PhD students, early-stage researchers, and young professionals aged at least 18 years of age are welcome to apply for the EIT Food Winter School. There is no precondition concerning your study background.


  • The EIT Food Winter School does not charge a tuition fee.
  • Travel costs: You will need to provide your own transportation to Munich and from Cambridge. Please try to take the environment into consideration when booking your travel and choose a train ride over a flight, if possible.
  • Lodging: We will provide a place for you to stay in Munich and Cambridge during the workshop weeks. You do not need to make any accommodation arrangements yourself. If you wish to stay longer outside of the program dates, you will need to make additional arrangements yourself.
  • Transportation between Munich and Cambridge: We will travel as a group from Munich to Cambridge for the second week of the Winter School.


  1. To apply for the EIT Food Winter School, you must be at least 18 years of age, when submitting your application and an undergraduate, graduate or PhD student.
  2. By applying, you agree to be available to travel to and from Munich and Cambridge within 12 hours before the start of the EIT Food Winter School. If you need to make other arrangements, these need to be approved beforehand by the EIT Food Winter School organizers.
  3. During the program, the following costs are covered for all participants:
    • Accommodation in shared rooms for 6 nights in Munich during the workshop week.
    • Accommodation in shared rooms for 6 nights in Cambridge during the workshop week.
    • Transportation between Munich and Cambridge.
    • You are responsible for covering any additionally occurring costs that are not mentioned here (e.g. any activity engaged in during free-time, etc.).
  4. You are expected to attend and participate in all program activities organized by the EIT Food Winter School team during the program period.
  5. In order to guarantee fluid and cooperative communication among the teams and other stakeholders, you agree to the distribution of relevant professional data from your CV/LinkedIn to other parties involved in the project (such as corporate partners, other participants, coaches, etc.). This information will be handled in accordance with German data protection procedures.
  6. You are asked to treat any non-public knowledge you gain about the other involved parties (e.g. speakers or corporate partners) with confidentiality. This commitment shall continue following the end of the program.
  7. As part of our project marketing, you acknowledge that the EIT Food Winter School has the right to use all promotional materials, including but not limited to photographs, videos and testimonials made during the workshop weeks for future communication activities.
  8. The EIT Food Winter School is not responsible for:
  9. The safety of the participants during events and activities throughout the program and final presentation.
  10. Damage to the property of a participant or damage caused by a participant to the property of the EIT Food Winter School organizers and third parties.
  11. Other damages, losses, liability or injury arising out of or in any way connected with the EIT Food Winter School program.
  12. Should you accept a place in the EIT Food Winter School and fail thereafter to attend and fully participate in the activities up to and including the final presentation, you agree to be responsible for any upcoming costs. This excludes cases of force majeure or illness, which will be reviewed by the EIT Food Winter School management on a case-by-case basis.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: winterschool2017@cdtm.de.

The official web-page.