EIT Food

RIS Fellowships project

About the project

 

45 MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as PhD students and post-docs from 28 RIS countries will discover job opportunities in the food industry, by getting unique, professional, paid, 3-6 months internships within the framework of EIT Food RIS Fellowships project. Unlike other scholarship projects, the MSc students and graduates will reveal their talents in agri-food sector, throughout gaining hands-on experiences and strengthening their job-related skills, including analytical thinking and creative problem solving. Whereas, PhD students and post-docs will participate in innovation projects of EIT Food and R&D projects by becoming involved in dedicated internships in the EIT Food partner organizations.

Project enhances the innovativeness of personnel in the agri-food industry and targets candidates from all EIT RIS countries. RIS Fellowships candidates will apply academic knowledge in practical real problematic situations of the EIT consortium companies while RIS Talents doctoral students and young postdocs will participate in R&D projects carried out by EIT Food partners. Internships offered will be based on the individual programmes focused on the intern’s profile and ongoing activities in the companies. The selection process of candidates will be implemented as an open call, using clear and transparent selection criteria.

 

Countries and regions eligible to take part in the RIS Fellowships are:

Albania



Czech Rep.



Italy*



Poland**



Slovenia



Armenia



Estonia



Latvia



Portugal



Spain***



Bosnia & Herz.



Faroe Isl.



Lithuania



Macedonia



Turkey



Bulgaria



Georgia



Malta



Ukraine



Romania



Croatia



Grece



Moldova



Serbia



Cyprus



Hungary



Montenegro



Slovakia



*Italy (only regions: Molise, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia, Sardegna, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo, Campania, Valle d’Aosta)

**Poland (only regions: Łódzkie, Lubelskie, Małopolskie, Podkarpackie, Świętokrzyskie, Podlaskie, Wielkopolski, Lubuskie, Dolnośląskie, Opolskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Zachodniopomorskie, Mazovia Regional – without Mazovia-Capital )

***Spain (only regions: Galicia, Principado de Asturias, Cantabria, La Rioja, Castilla-la Mancha, Extremadura, Illes Balears, Andalucía, Región de Murcia, Canarias, Castilla y León, Aragón, Comunidad Valenciana)

Candidate profile

During the recruitment process we will look for young passionate people from higher education upon the return to their homes RIS countries, will spur a wave of entrepreneurial innovations and support the development of the local agri-food ecosystem.

 

EIT Food RIS Fellowships project is divided into two complementary components:

RIS Fellowships dedicated to MSc students, graduates and young entrepreneurs from EIT RIS countries. They will have the opportunity to apply academic knowledge in practical context of work to spur a weave of entrepreneurial innovations in their home countries. RIS Fellowships interns will be engaged in learning-by-doing activities (internal projects and tasks) carried out by each host companies. RIS Fellowships interns will be provided with 1350 € scholarship/per month;

RIS Talents dedicated to doctoral students and young postdocs representing scientific disciplines other than food science from EIT RIS countries. They will benefit from lessons learned in their own academic research and will also be encouraged to engage in industrial collaboration or entrepreneurship. RIS Talents interns will be participated in innovation projects of EIT Food as well as R&D projects by becoming involved in dedicated internships in the EIT Food partner organizations. RIS Talents interns will be provided with 2000 € scholarship/per month.

students

Best candidate for the internship should:

  • be a student or graduate of MSc (Fellowships); D. student or post-doc (Talents)
  • have an interest in the agri-food sector.
  • have proactive attitude and be passionate about extra activities;
  • be eager to gain new experience, willing to learn and self-motivated;
  • have analytical skills, be open-minded, goal-oriented and team player;
  • be ready to work in an international environment and speaks English very well;
  • be available min. 3 months from July until December 2019;
  • have a cross-country mobility allowances and health insurance.

(MSc students/graduates)

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

Benefits of the internship

RIS Fellowships candidates will benefit from professional recruitment process with corporate background as well as workshops organized in 15 EIT Hubs locations all over the Europe, which stimulate analytical skills and creative problem solving. Fellowships internships will supplement traditional higher education curricula, offering practical skills and developing entrepreneurial talents who will act as role models upon return to their home countries.


RIS Talents
interns will strengthen the international networking of young academics with leading agri-food players, transfer of advanced knowledge to EIT RIS countries, foster industrial orientation of academic research, and attract talents from other disciplines than food science to the agri-food sector.

s1

Precise matching candidates to the offered internships areas specified by each host company.

s2

Gain hand-on experiences by creative problem solving and solving real work problematic situations of the organizations.

s3

Get 1,350€ (Fellowships) – 2,000€ (Talents) gross grant/month for support your expenses.

s4

Know and learn about other ways of working and discuss from a different point of view.

s5

Improve your curriculum vitae and get contacts and opportunities that will open up doors for your professional life.

s6

Enrich yourself knowing another country and getting involved in its culture.

Interns’ recruitment procedure

Note: Complete ONLY 1 of 2 available online forms: dedicated for RIS Fellowships (MSc students) or RIS Talents (Ph.D students)

The recruitment process of interns will be organized through an open call, using the transparent selection criteria.

RIS Fellowships


interns will be selected in 3 stages recruitment procedure: online

application, workshops and interviewing with host companies.

  • ONLINE APPLICATION

    STAGE 1
    - complete all the sections of the RIS Fellowships online form
    - share 1-minute self-video
    - add your CV

  • WORKSHOP

    STAGE 2
    - take part in 1-day workshop in 1 of 15 locations
    - solve group case-study and take paper/pencil tests

    * NOTE: Just for RIS Fellowships candidates

  • INTERVIEW

    STAGE 3
    - take part in on-line interview with host companies

  • INTERNSHIPS

    - get internships plans
    - get mentor/buddy for the interns

(MSc students/graduates)

RIS Talents


interns will be selected in 2 stages recruitment procedure: online

application and interviewing with host companies.

  • ONLINE APPLICATION

    STAGE 1
    - complete all the sections of the RIS Talents online form
    - share 1-minute self-video
    - add your CV and references

  • INTERVIEW

    STAGE 2
    - take part in on-line interview with host companies

  • INTERNSHIPS

    - get internships plans
    - get mentor/buddy for the interns

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

Project team

University of Warsaw

The University of Warsaw, the largest and top-ranked university in Poland, Polish leader in implementing R&D projects, has scientific expertise in multiple fields: social and economic sciences, management sciences, mathematical and computer sciences, chemistry and biology as well as research strengthening the sustainability of the food system.


www.uw.edu.pl »

AZTI Foundation

AZTI, a technology centre with experience stretching back over 30 years, works in applied research and technology development with 400 companies per year, including 36 European projects running at present. AZTI offers innovative solutions to the food industry to develop new or improved products solutions where prime quality, food safety and identity, respecting the environment and the consumer as its centerpiece.


www.azti.es »

Maspex

The Maspex Wadowice Group is one of the biggest food producers in Central and Eastern Europe, which operates on the food market for over 25 years. The company aims to be the leader in the food industry in the Central Europe in terms of both market share values and brand power.


www.maspex.com »

PepsiCo

PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies with over $63 billion in net revenue in 2015 and a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands. Our complementary food and beverage portfolio enables us to provide more choices for our valued consumers; from oats and juice and yoghurts, to snacks, dips and soft drinks. Our products are available around the world and our portfolio includes 22 brands that each generates more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales.


www.pepsico.com »

Puratos

Puratos NV is a global leading manufacturer of ingredients for bakery, patisserie and chocolate. The vision of Puratos is built around taste and nutrition and a strong commitment to help to prepare the world for the next generation. This vision translates in products and solutions optimizing nutritional profiles of baked goods, bringing more grains and fruits in the diet, creating transparency in the supply chain, mobilizing new sources of raw material and reducing food waste.


www.puratos.com »

Flatev

The Flatev Artisanal Bakery and Flatev Dough is Your Personal Baking System (PBS)! The closed baking system expertly prepares single servings of fresh tortillas, rotis, flatbreads, cookies and more with no fuss and no mess. A consumer simply pops a proprietary, recyclable, single serve dough container into the Flatev Artisanal Bakery, selects their desired setting, and soon enjoys a delicious, fresh treat in seconds.


www.flatev.com »

NapiFeryn BioTech

NapiFeryn BioTech develops a proprietary innovative technology which enables recovery of food grade proteins from the residual side stream of rapeseed oil production. Our disruptive technology converts low-margin animal feed into premium quality food proteins, which – thanks to excellent nutritional value, undestroyed native structure and functional properties preserved in the process – can be used as valuable ingredients in food formulations.


www.napiferyn.pl »

EIT Food
Project is supported by CLC North-East and CLC South

 


www.eitfood.eu »

Internships opportunities

Partner
Agricolus S.r.l.

Location: Perugia, Italy
Area:
R&D department

Partner
ANGULAS AGUINAGA

Location: Irura Guipuzcoa, Spain
Area:
Marketing, Studies: Degree or doctorate, preferably in Statistics, Psychology or Mathematics, Knowledge: In Neuromarketing, Neuroscience, Marketing, Consumer behavior, FMCG industy

Partner
CSIC

Location: different locations
Area:
CSIC has research institutes in eight Research Areas.
• Food Science and Technology
• Agricultural Sciences
• Natural Resources and Environment
• Biology and Biomedicine
• Physical Sciences and Technology
• Materials Science and Technology
• Chemistry
• Social Sciences and Humanities

Partner
EnergyPulse Systems

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Area:
Support research on Pulsed Electric Fields applications for mass transfer and inactivation on different food matrixes

Partner
Essento Food

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Area:
Development, Production as well as Quality

Partner
Foodpairing

Location: Ghent, Belgium 
Area:
chemometrics/ computational chemistry; data science: networks (e.g. influencers networks); quantitative consumer research; Food ontology; B2B marketing (inbound and outbound); sales support; copywriting

Partner
Glucanova AB

Location: Lund, Sweden
Area:
Safety and Quality Assurance management

Partner
Grupo AN

Location: Navarra, Spain
Area:
development the corporate communication

Partner
Maspex

Location: Wadowice, Poland
Area:
Departments of Quality, Purchase, Innovations and Customer Marketing

Partner
Napiferyn Biotech

Location: Łódź, Poland
Area:
marketing, market analysis

Partner
IARFR PAS

Location: Olszyn, Poland
Area:
A. Participation in in vitro experiments (cell separation and culture), Participation in molecular biology analysis, Development of  the new mathematical models, Experience in the mathematical modelling/ systems biology techniques modelling of animal’s reproduction.
B. Food Immunology, biomass production, lymphocytes isolation from mice tissues, lymphocytes culture and phenotyping, PCR for cytokine detection.
C. Studies focused on innovative products development (gluten-free, low glycemic index, low sugar content) with different natural additives to increase their color, texture and aroma properties.
D. The analysis of the profile and content of photochemicals and their metabolites in food products and in body fluids (humans, animals) after their consumption by the high performance liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry method.
E. Organization of educational and communication activities addressed to SMEs, start-ups, students and consumers at large;

Partner
SatAgro

Location: Warsaw, Poland
Area:
The science / applications interface in the area of satellite-informed precision agriculture and crop monitoring.

Partner
Alberts

Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Area:
1. Programming
2. Big Data analysis and sales optimization:
3. Marketing: Events, Video Marketing, Market research internationalization, In-store activation
4. Food Science and Nutrition
5. Industrial Product Design
6. Business ERP digitization

Partner
AZTI Fundazioa

Location: Bilbao, Spain
Area:
1. Efficient and Sustainable Processes. Environmental and social evaluation of European food & drink products through life cycle assessment methodology.
2. lipid profile analysis in blood samples for personalised nutrition.
3. Innovative business models in European Food SMEs: a local perspective.

Partner
DouxMatok Ltd.

Location: Israel
Area:
Food chemistry: rheological properties of food products, crystallization process. Food Technology: Conducting sensory trials (glucose and sucrose), summarizing, conducting of research

Partner
Entomics Biosystems Ltd

Location: Cambridge, UK
Area:
engineering, genetics, biology / nutrition

Partner
Fletev

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Area:
B2B and Digitalization

Partner
Givaudan Austria

Location: Vienna, Austria
Area:
Flavours Creation and Application Department

Partner
GrainSense Oy

Location: Oulu, Helsinki, Finland; Berlin, Germany
Area:
Business Development/Commercial Team – all areas regarding our commercial activities, not limited to marketing, social media, business development strategy

Partner
IMDEA Food Institute

Location: Madrid, Spain
Area:
• communication departments of IMDEA Food Institute and CIAL Institute respectively.
• management and organization of science outreach events, publication of Scientific news (SNIC, UAM’s WEB and UAM APP)
• XKIC (Food&Health) activities that will take place within RIS areas in Spain
• clinical studies involving food, functional foods and complementary foods and evaluate their effect on the volunteer’s health as well as the nutrigenetic response (gene-diet interaction studies)

Partner
OME Health

Location: London, UK
Area:
1. Evidence-based nutrition coaching
2. Gut microbiome
3. Multi-omics data science
4. Behaviour science

Partner
Peak Bridge

Location: Valletta, Malta
Area:
an analyst type role in a venture capital fund

Partner
PepsiCo

Location: Leicester, UK
Area:
R&D – Product Research, Ingredient Science, Technology and Process, F&S – Food Safety Law, Regulations , Long Term Research of consumer behaviors and chemistry

Partner
Puratos

Location: Groot – Bijgaarden, Belgium
Area:
R&D, literature study (scientific literature), study of market data, practical workreporting (lit, methods, results)

Timeline

  • 1 - 26 April 2019

    ON-LINE APPLICATION

  • Beg May 2019

    Shortlisting workshop participants in 15 locations

  • Mid May 2019

    WORKSHOPS
    (NOTE: Just for RIS Fellowships candidates)

  • End May 2019

    Shortlisting best candidates for interns; matchmaking

  • June 2019

    INTERVIEWS WITH HOST COMPANIES

  • June 2019

    Announcement of the final list of 45 interns

  • July-December 2019

    INTERNSHIPS

Enjoy your internship!

(MSc students/graduates)

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

FAQ

In 2019, countries and regions eligible to take part in the RIS Fellowships are: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovia, Bulgaria, Croartia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy *, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland**, Portugal, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain***, Turkey, Ukraine.

*Italy (only regions: Molise, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia, Sardegna, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo, Campania, Valle d’Aosta) **Poland (only regions: Łódzkie, Lubelskie, Małopolskie, Podkarpackie, Świętokrzyskie, Podlaskie, Wielkopolski, Lubuskie, Dolnośląskie, Opolskie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Zachodniopomorskie, Mazovia Regional – without Mazovia-Capital )***Spain (only regions: Galicia, Principado de Asturias, Cantabria, La Rioja, Castilla-la Mancha, Extremadura, Illes Balears, Andalucía, Región de Murcia, Canarias, Castilla y León, Aragón, Comunidad Valenciana)

EIT Food RIS Fellowships project is looking young passionate people from higher education upon the return to their homes RIS countries, will spur a wave of entrepreneurial innovations and support the development of the local agri-food ecosystem.

EIT Food RIS Fellowships project is divided into two complementary components:

RIS Fellowships dedicated to MSc students, graduates and young entrepreneurs from EIT RIS countries. They will have the opportunity to apply academic knowledge in practical context of work to spur a weave of entrepreneurial innovations in their home countries. RIS Fellowships interns will be engaged in learning-by-doing activities (internal projects and tasks) carried out by each host companies. RIS Fellowships interns will be provided with 1350 € scholarship/per month;

RIS Talents dedicated to doctoral students and young post-docs representing scientific disciplines other than food science from EIT RIS countries. They will benefit from lessons learned in their own academic research and will also be encouraged to engage in industrial collaboration or entrepreneurship. RIS Talents interns will be participated in innovation projects of EIT Food as well as R&D projects by becoming involved in dedicated internships in the EIT Food partner organizations. RIS Talents interns will be provided with 2000 € scholarship/per month.

Best candidate for the internship should:

  • be a student or graduate of MSc (Fellowships); Ph.D. student or post-doc (Talents);
  • have an interest in the agri-food sector;
  • have proactive attitude and be passionate about extra activities;
  • be eager to gain new experience, willing to learn and self-motivated;
  • have analytical skills, be open-minded, goal-oriented and team player;
  • be ready to work in an international environment and speaks English very well;
  • be available min. 3 months from July until December 2019;
  • have a cross-country mobility allowances and health insurance.

All candidates will be evaluated taking into account the following criteria, related to the applicant’s attitude, skills, competences and features:

  1. Formal criteria 
  • Candidate must have a nationality of one of the eligible 28 RIS countries and regions;
  • RIS Fellowships – Candidate is a student (min. completed Bachelor) or graduated of Master of science (up to 2 years after graduation)
  • RIS Talents – Candidate is Ph.D. student or post-doc (up to 2 years after graduation)
  • Candidate is able to work in the English language (min. C1 in CEFR level of English is required),
  • Candidate has fill out the online form;
  • Candidate added 1-minute self-video
  • Candidate is available min. 3 months from July until December 2019;
  • Candidate is willing to work in agri-food sector,
  • Candidate is having health insurance required for cross-country mobility.
  • RIS Talents – Candidate joined the EIT Food RIS Expert Community via LinkedIn.
  1. Expected skills and competences 
  • Analytical thinking,
  • Creativity in problem solving,
  • Active and transparent communication,
  • Good knowledge Microsoft Office.
  1. Great potential for development
  • Proactive attitude (awards received in student competitions 2016-2019 or participation in student associations)
  • Motivation to take up learning-by-doing activities,
  • Natural curiosity to learn,
  • Challenge themselves and existing process,
  • Experience as entrepreneurs (confirmed by references will be an asset).

RIS Fellowships is looking for MSc students and graduates with different educational background for example:

  • marketing area, project management, data analysis, market research, sales, IT, programming or similar
  • biology, chemical engineering, food science, food technology, process engineering, pharmaceutical technology or similar

RIS Talents is looking for Ph.D. students and post-docs representing scientific disciplines other than food science.

RIS Fellowships candidates will benefit from professional recruitment process with corporate background as well as workshops organized in 15 EIT Hubs locations all over the Europe, which stimulate analytical skills and creative problem solving. Fellowships internships will supplement traditional higher education curricula, offering practical skills and developing entrepreneurial talents who will act as role models upon return to their home countries.


RIS Talents
 interns will strengthen the international networking of young academics with leading agri-food players, transfer of advanced knowledge to EIT RIS countries, foster industrial orientation of academic research, and attract talents from other disciplines than food science to the agri-food sector.

 

Benefits of the internship

 

  • Precise matching candidates to the offered internships areas specified by each host company.
  • Gain hand-on experiences by creative problem solving and solving real work problematic situations of the organizations.
  • Get 1,350€ (Fellowships) – 2,000€ (Talents) gross grant/month for support your expenses.
  • Know and learn about other ways of working and discuss from a different point of view.
  • Improve your curriculum vitae and get contacts and opportunities that will open up doors for your professional life.
  • Enrich yourself knowing another country and getting involved in its culture.
  1. Read all the information about the project and contact us if you have any doubt: risfellowships@wz.uw.edu.pl .
  2. Choose one of two available application form, whether you are a MSc student/graduate or Ph.D. student/post-doc.
  3. Answer ALL the questions of the online application form.
  4. Create and share 1-minute self-video via link to Wetransfer, Dropbox or YouToube, in which the candidates will introduce themselves and answer briefly the open question about their motivation eg. “Tell us why you are the most suitable person for an internship”
  5. NOTE: In the application form, please specify only one of 15 EIT Hubs locations, where you want to take part in the workshop (at the 2nd stage of the recruitment process). The countries in which the workshops will be held are: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Romania, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.
  6. About 30 applicants meeting the selection criteria will be selected for each of 15 workshops. The selection will be made, based on a clear defined selection criteria.

Poniżej wstawić dwa linki do:

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(MSc students/graduates)

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

The application deadline is April 26th 23.59 pm (CEST).

 

Yes, you will receive a written feedback after each stage of the recruitment process.

 

Information about shortlisted candidates who met the selection criteria and qualified for workshops will be placed on the project website www.eitfoodrisfellowships.eu and in EIT Food social media. Each candidate will receive also a written feedback on his/her e-mail.

 

The workshops will take place in 15 EIT Hubs locations, in the following RIS countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Turkey. Max. 30 best applicants meeting the selection criteria, will be selected to participate in 1 of 15 workshops organized by EIT Hubs. The participation in workshop is free of charge. All participants need to cover cost of travel and accommodation by themselves.

 

The list of best workshop participants, who met the selection criteria will be placed on the project website and in EIT Food social media. Each shortlisted candidate will be individually informed about online interviews with host companies.

 

The on-line interviews with host companies will take place at the third stage of the recruitment process in June (Talents) and July (Fellowships). Candidates who met the selection criteria, will be matched to the internship areas offered by host companies. Candidates will be individually invited to the on-line interview with particular host companies.

 

Scholarships will be awarded to short-listed candidates at the end of the selection process. All interns will be provided with a scholarship to support to cover travel and accommodation expenses, funded from the EIT Food RIS Fellowship project budget, payable on the basis of a consent form.

RIS Fellowships interns will be provided with 1350 € scholarship/per month (the total amount for one intern will not exceed 8100 euro/6 months)

RIS Talents interns will be provided with 2000 € scholarship/per month (the total amount for one intern will not exceed 12.000 euro/6 months)

The scholarship will be paid in monthly installments after signing the consent form and monthly reports. The scholarships might be a subject of taxation depending on the legal requirements applying to the sides of the grant agreements.  

 

All workshop participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

All interns will receive a written testimonials/feedbacks. If necessary for external arrangements (leave of absence at the University) interns may receive letter of intentions from the project’s team and hosting company.

For more information read our RIS Fellowships project GUIDE 2019.

See also RODO Intern clause:

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