European Food Entrepreneurs visit GMIT, Ireland

The Creating Entrepreneurs in Food project team were delighted to host a Teaching and Learning activity in the form of a 5 day training event in Ireland in March 2018. The training event was designed for those involved in Europe’s Agri-food sector and its main objective was to test the prototype of the Level 5 entrepreneurial training course being designed as one of the CEF project’s outputs.  The event was hosted by the project’s lead partner Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and took place on the Galway campus in the West of Ireland. Food Entrepreneurs from all over Europe attended the 5 day event which provided them with knowledge and work-based skills designed to foster and develop their food ideas into successful businesses. Networking with like minded people and visiting farmers and food producers on the West coast of Ireland  encouraged the participants to consider food entrepreneurship as a viable alternative to traditional employment. The participants met with successful Irish food entrepreneurs who have overcome the many challenges involved in setting up a food business and had the opportunity to work together and present their own business ideas. The participants provided the CEF team with detailed feedback on how to improve the course, proposed teaching methods and resources to ensure it will meet the training needs of budding food entrepreneurs across Europe.

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