February 24, 2017


Creating Entrepreneurs in Food Roadshow, Luton, United Kingdom

CEF Roadshow

On the 2nd November, the CEF projects first Multiplier Event will take place in the University of Bedfordshire, Luton. This FREE event will welcome aspiring entrepreneurs in farming, academics and other stakeholders involved in the future of farming and short food supply chains. This conference style event will provide participants with information on the scope of the project together with showcasing the results of the project to date. The training course being developed as an output of the project will be presented at the event and participants will have the opportunity to review the curriculum and learning outcomes, examine the learning methods, meet members of the academic team and fellow food entrepreneurs and take part in group discussions and activities. It promises to be a very relaxed, informative day with ample opportunity for networking with like minded people.

Places are limited so early registration for this FREE event is advised. You can register using the following link: https://cef-roadshow.eventbrite.co.uk


Teaching, Training Learning Activity, Galway, Ireland

6th – 10th March: The first Teaching, Training Learning Activity, which is a Short-term joint staff training event will take place in GMIT, Ireland.

In March 2017, staff from each partner organisation met to evaluate existing course materials, adopt new teaching methods and analyse the delivery methods of GMIT’S current Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme . The learning activity consisted of a panel of experts from the programme countries in the field of food science, entrepreneurship and industry knowledge taking part in a continuous professional development (CPD) type of event. Participants took part in organised workshops, study visits, open discussion forums and training exercises to ensure that all learning outcomes were achieved. Participants met a panel of industry leaders that contribute to GMIT’s Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme and some current learners to determine if the course met the needs of the target audience. Course delivery methods also formed part of discussion during this activity to collate feedback on what methods would be most effective for a course of this kind. The training activity took place over five consecutive days and was hosted by Dr Lisa Ryan,  Head of the Natural Sciences Department, GMIT.

The  outcomes of the activity include:

  • A report of the most relevant course materials in existence
  • Feedback on the most effective delivery method to include work based learning
  • Finalised timeline on the development of the course development, resources and materials

Past Events

3rd February 2017: The First Transnational Meeting was held on the 3rd February 2017 where all partners met face to face for the first time. It was a really interactive meeting and we are really looking forward to working with one another.