Are you a Master's student enrolled in a food study programme eager to find solutions to improving food sustainability? Are you interested in teamwork and innovative learning arenas?

We want you to participate in our FoodFactory4Us competition!

We are accepting proposals for the 2021 competition on: Contributions to Supporting and Developing Short Food Supply Chains! Winning ideas will be rewarded with great prizes! Students will participate in an innovative, learner-centric environment based on active, action-oriented learning to develop a project including a specific objective/target exploitable at the industry level and with the aim of contributing to innovation in sustainable food systems. This edition of the Food Factory-4-Us Sustainable Supply Chain International Student Competition on will aim to answer the following question:

How can short food supply chains be supported and developed?

Do you have a great idea for short food supply chains? Form a team of 3-5 Master's students, get a mentor from a large or small food-related industry, read the instructions on Project Topic and Evaluation, go to Application form and briefly present your project proposal (1000 characters) and your team members the latest by 30 September 2021 (new extended deadline)!

  • The Advisory Board will evaluate all project proposals for innovation; industry applicability; and social, economic and/or environmental impact.
  • All accepted student teams will begin working independently on their projects and will participate in a series of online trainings
  • Deadline for submitting your project report is 16 January 2022 23.59 PM CET per email to ssc@iseki-food.net
  • The Advisory Board will evaluate all submitted projects and presentations.
  • At the Final Virtual Conference 27 January 2022 from 2-4 PM CET, all teams will present their projects in an online conference in the presence of industry and multiplayer representatives. And the Winning Team will be found! Check out the attractive awards!
  • Under Important dates you can see all deadlines and scheduled online trainings. Student teams are requested to check this site regularly as changes may occur.
  • The competition aims to improve students' practical ability in identifying and solving real problems in sustainable food production / processing and uses action-oriented and participatory learning to train students to work together on skills that are essential for today’s job market.

The ISEKI-Food Association, under the umbrella of the FoodFactory-4-Us competitions, is organizing this fourth “Sustainable Supply Chain” competition. You may read about previous FoodFactory-4-Us competitions here. These competitions are one of the case studies of the NextFOOD project which promotes innovative education for sustainable agriculture.