EIT Food

RIS Fellowships project

ATTENTION! Due to prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) the EIT Food RIS Fellowships project decided to take a relevant actions. Under current circumstances, the 2nd stage of the recruitment process – WORKSHOPS STAGE in 17 EIT Hubs locations, will be replaced by online workshops/webinars. The digital alternative will take place at the scheduled time of the original event.

Develop your talent with top agri-food players during a paid internship in EU

40 MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as Ph.D. 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, Ph.D. 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 post-docs 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.

News

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Latest News:
Changes in the organization of internships in 2020

Due to prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) the EIT Food RIS Fellowships project decided to take a relevant actions. After deep analysis and consultations with EIT representatives the following solutions have been developed.

Each student recruited by Host Company will have the opportunity to do an internship in three modes:

1) stationary: We hope that for candidates from some countries “cross-country mobility” option might be possible but no sooner than in the autumn.

2) on-line: The second option – assumes the implementation of the internship only in a remote way. Some Host Companies declared their interest in offering online internships and ability to organize interns work remotely.

3) hybrid (stationary & on-line): The third mode – assumes that the student will start the internship on-line, and if the global situation improves and allows international travels, he/she will move to the company to continue the internship on the spot.

Changes in subgrants amounts
Due to the fact that financial support provided to interns is to cover the costs of participation in the internship abroad and in on-line form, the costs are expected to be changed, because of lack of necessity to travel, pay for additional accommodation or cover all other expenses while living outside of homeplace.

The costs in each mode are different, that is why we offer the following division of financial support:

RIS Fellowships (MSc students and graduates)

  1. Stationary mode – 1350,00 EUR per month
  2. On-line mode – 650,00 EUR per month

RIS Talents (Ph.D. students and post-docs)

  1. Stationary mode – 2000,00 EUR per month
  2. On-line mode – 850,00 EUR per month

In Hybrid mode, financial support would be given pro rata according to the time spent on each form of internship. We allow the possibility of changing the internship mode during the month. In this case, the costs will be calculated accordingly (part of the month in online mode, the rest in stationary mode).

We hope that the above changes will minimize the spread of COVID-19 but at the same time will enable our students to complete a challenging, qualitative and safe internship!

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Past News:
The process of selecting candidates on the last straight!

154 candidates from 28 RIS countries were qualified for the last stage of the selection process under the EIT Food RIS Fellowships project. During the 17 online workshops, we have chosen 92 the best RIS Fellowships candidates, who will have a chance, together with 62 RIS Talents applicants, to be interviewed by host organizations. 39 companies that have expressed interest in offering internship opportunities, will be informed about the results of the recruitment and the matchmaking process of the candidates will be carried out in the coming days. Hence, candidates will be invited to online interviews, directly by host institutions. That is last but not least stage of the recruitment process. Only 40 of them will get internships and the final list of interns will be announced till the end of June! We wish you all good luck and successful interviewing process!

List of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships candidates qualified for the online interviews.

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Past News:
The next stage of the recruitment process has begun!

We are pleased to inform you that nearly 1500 students and doctors from all over the world were interested in the 2020 EIT Food RIS Fellowships and RIS Talents edition.

From 609 submitted applications, we have chosen 259 eligible MSc students. We want to thank all applicants for finding this program interesting. Students made an effort to fill the application form and upload a 1-minute self-presentation movie. We have checked all submitted profiles carefully, and we have selected MSc students from each one of 28 RIS countries. After the first stage on the recruitment process, we are happy to inform you about the dates of an online workshops organized by local HUBs which will be held on dates listed below:

  • 11th May 2020, Estonia
  • 12th May 2020, Slovenia
  • 13th May 2020, Italy, Portugal
  • 14th May 2020, Bulgaria/Romania, Slovakia
  • 15th May 2020, Czech Republic, Greece
  • 18th May 2020, Serbia, Croatia
  • 19th May 2020, Spain, Latvia/Lithuania
  • 20th May 2020, Hungary, Turkey

During the workshop, students will get knowledge about the challenges which the agri-food sector meets nowadays. They will take part in a professional assessment centre, and they will take two types of tests: analytical and mathematical one. After that, participants will have a chance to talk to an HR specialist on how to prepare before entering a job market.

We are also proud of our 62 PhD students who were chosen from a group of 105 doctors and postdocs. We have introduced their application profiles directly to host companies, and now they are waiting for an online interview invitation.

For all students who got to the next stage of the recruitment process, we wish good luck!

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Past News:
The application rocket takes off on 1st March!

Don’t miss your chance and develop your talent with top agri-food players during a paid internship in the EU.

In the 3rd edition of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships, 40 internship opportunities in different departments and areas of operation are waiting for you! It is time to take a chance to develop your career in one of EIT Food consortium companies. Find your place among either big companies like PepsiCo, Puratos, Danone, Givaudan and Grupo AN, or small start-ups like Napiferyn Biotech, Agricolus, Foodpairing, Entomics Biosystems or many others! Take part in our recruitment process and grab a paid 3-6 months internship abroad. Gain industry and organizational knowledge through daily business interactions and job assignments. Plenty of possibilities are available!

 

If you are a student or graduate of MSc (Fellowships) or Ph.D. student or post-doc (Talents) from one of the 28 RIS countries, APPLY NOW!
DEADLINE: 13th April, 2020 (23.59 CET).

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 650-1350 € scholarship/per month (depends on a mode);

      (MSc students/graduates) 

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 850-2000 € scholarship/per month.

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

Best candidate for the internship should:

  • be a student or graduate of MSc (RIS Fellowships); Ph.D. student or post-doc (RIS 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 2020;
  • have a cross-country mobility allowances and health insurance.

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

Albania



Czech Rep.



Italy *



Slovenia



Poland **



Armenia



Estonia



Latvia



Spain ***



Portugal



Bosnia & Herz.



Faroe Islands



Lithuania



Turkey



Macedonia



Bulgaria



Georgia



Malta



Ukraine



Romania



Croartia



Greece



Moldova



Serbia



Cyprus



Hungary



Slovakia



Montenegro



*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)

Benefits for candidates

RIS Fellowships candidates will benefit from professional recruitment process with corporate background as well as workshops organized in 17 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.

Additionaly

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



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



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



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



Interns’ recruitment procedure

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.

 

STAGE 1
On-line application

  • complete all the sections of the online form
  • share 1-minute self-video

STAGE 2
Workshops*

  • take part in 1-day workshop in 1 of 17 locations
  • solve group case-study and take paper/pencil tests

* NOTE: Just for RIS Fellowships candidates

STAGE 3
Interview

INTERNSHIPS

      (MSc students/graduates) 

RIS Talents

interns will be selected in 2 stages recruitment procedure: online application and interview with host companies.

 

STAGE 1
On-line application

  • complete all the sections of the online form
  • share 1-minute self-video

STAGE 2
Interview

INTERNSHIPS

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

1st STAGE: APPLY FILLING IN ON-LINE FORM

To join the EIT Food RIS Fellowships project visit our website www.eitfoodrisfellowships.eu and fill in online application form.

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

2nd STAGE: CHALLENGE YOURSELF DURING THE WORKSHOPS (Just for RIS Fellowships candidates)

Candidates will take part in 1-day exciting networking workshops, when they will solve group case-study and take analytical and mathematical paper-pencil tests. Students will become familiar with working in an international environment to get an overview of different areas of operation of food system companies as well as challenges of food industry. They will also get a chance to strengthen their job-related skills, including analytical thinking and creative problem solving. The workshops at 17 EIT Hubs locations will be held between mid April till mid May. As a result of the workshops, the short list of 5 best workshop participants will be chosen in each of 17 EIT Hubs.

3rd STAGE: SHINE DURING ON-LINE INTERVIEW WITH HOST COMPANIES

Based on the evaluation of candidates made at the first and second stage of selection process, the projects experts will match the candidates to internship areas and topics of innovation projects identified by the host companies. Candidates will be invited to the on-line interview with different host companies.

On-line interviews will be held in May (with RIS Talents candidates) as well as late May – early June (with RIS Fellowships candidates). Based on interviews, the top 40 candidates will be selected for internships in EIT Food and RisingFoodStars companies.

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 »

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 »

Agricolus

is  a  startup  that  develops  solutions  for  Smart   Farming.   The   mission   is   support   farms   in   simplifying   and   enhancing   the   work   on   field   by   using   innovative   technologies   of   data   collection   and  analysis.  The  core  of  the  company  is  a  cloud  platform  composed  of  several  applications:  forecast  models,   remote   sensing,   crop   scouting,   Decision   Support  Systems.  Agricolus  spreads  Agtech  culture  by promoting an Academy addressed to farmers and professionals. https://www.agricolus.com

EIT Food
Project is supported by CLC North-East and CLC South
www.eitfood.eu »

 

Internships opportunities

Partners:

ACESUR
Location: Vilches (Jaen), Spain

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Lab department

Area:

  • oil chemical analysis
  • quality control

RIS Talents

Department: Research and Development

Area:

  • innovation project trials and analysis
  • olive oil extraction tests and sensory analysis
  • new emulsions development

AGRICOLUS S.R.L.
Location: Perugia, Italy

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Marketing and sales; Production

Area:

  • partner network development and fidelization
  • development of a resellers network
  • software development work to contribute to the development of microservices for a multi-cloud, high-scalable platform

Iotic Solutions, S.L.
Location: Murcia, Spain

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Administration, Management

Area:

  • preparation of reports
  • management of financial issues regarding projects
  • working on management tasks of ongoing projects

RIS Talents

Department: Innovation

Area:

  • working on ongoing projects as part of the Innovation team
  • data analysis for different scopes: food safety and nutrition improvement for families with children
  • participation in new R&D projects related to GHG emissions in the agri-food sector

Alberts NV
Location: Wijnegem, Belgium

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Health and nutrition; Software and IT department

Area:

  • Taste optimization and ingredient expansion of our Smoothie and Soups
  • Business ERP digitization
  • Software – Operator/admin app
  • Software – Mobile app
  • Software – Backend data engineer
  • UX/UI – Business development

Fundación AZTI-AZTI Fundazioa
Location: Derio, Spain

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RIS Talents

Department: Efficient and Sustainable Processes, Food Quality, Safety and Identity

Area:

  • Development of starters to manufacture alcoholic beverages, isolation and characterisation of microorganisms of interest for industrial fermentation processes.

 

BANK ŻYWNOŚCI (FOOD BANK)
Location: Olsztyn, Poland

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Nutrition, Promotion, International Projects

Area:

  • organizing and conducting workshops for the local community and business
  • servicing implemented international projects
  • promotional materials
  • development research of incubated enterprises at the Food Bank
  • creating HACCP procedures

BIOAZUL S.L.
Location: Málaga, Spain

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RIS Fellowships

Department: R&D

Area:

  • involvement in two international R&D projects: SUWANU EUROPE and FIT4RUESE.

CSIC
Location: Madrid, Spain

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RIS Fellowships

Department: one of 120 research institutes

Area:

  • training programme to achieve a competitive curriculum

 

RIS Talents

Department: one of 120 research institutes

Area:

  • a high-quality research training delivered in a high motivated research environment providing a complete career development

DouxMatok LTD
Location: Petah tikva, Israel

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Food Applications lab

Area:

  • production of food applications samples with Incredo sugar: pilot work, sensory evaluations and research

DSM Food Specialties/Biotechnology Center
Location: Delft, Netherlands

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RIS Talents

Department: Biochemistry, Material Science Center, Integrated Bioprocessing

Area:

  • Flavor chemistry, generation of meaty-flavors, tools for off-flavor masking in plant-based food applications, meat alternatives, dairy alternatives, flavor release, connect to sensory and analytics
  • Extrusion technology, processing of plant-based materials, characterization, inclusion; effect of other ingredients, linking analytical measurements to sensory texture descriptions
  • Fermentation of food processing side streams, exploring (enzymatic) pretreatment options, applying various micro-organisms in fermentation set-up, minimal post-processing, analysis and sensory

Entomics Biosystems Ltd
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

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RIS Fellowships

Department:

Area:

  • Insect rearing: grow, breed and process black soldier fly larvae
  • working both in the production environment and the lab

RIS Talents

Department:

Area:

  • independent positions

Essento Food AG
Location: Zürich, Switzerland

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Food Development, Production, Marketing, Sales

Area:

  • Recipe formulation
  • Consumer testing
  • Process engineering
  • Expansion strategy
  • Sales Channel selection & defining strategy
  • Sales support
  • Consumer Insights

RIS Talents

Department: Food Development

Area:

  • Recipe formulation & improvements
  • Process engineering
  • Consumer testing

EuroFIR AISBL
Location: Brussels, Belgium

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Brussels office

Area:

  • updates for websites and social media
  • publishing information via the website, social media, newsletter or members’ bulletins
  • development of online questionnaires, collection of data and elaboration of recommendations, based on the data collected

RIS Talents

Department: Brussels office

Area:

  • standardisation and testing of food and nutrition datasets for access via the cloud
  • testing and deployment of personalised nutrition services
  • online questionnaires, collection of data, and elaboration of recommendations
  • publication of science-based content online for the association

Foodpairing NV
Location: Ghent, Belgium

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RIS Fellowships

Department:

Area:

  • analyse the current position of the company,
  • developing and executing a marketing strategy
  • creating content for marketing actions

RIS Talents

Department:

Area:

  • analyse the current position of the company, our brand
  • Plan & Execute research at academic level as well as in business context (benchmarking)
  • provide advice and insights on structural improvements of our work and/or services on the topic

Givaudan
Location: Vienna, Austria

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Flavours Creation and Application

Area:

  • support customer projects by assisting in preparing flavor samples, tasting, evaluating flavors performance, technology performance in line with customer briefs, applications needs, quality control standards

Glucanova AB
Location: Lund, Sweden

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Research and Development

Area:

  • improvement of our different oat-bases
  • adaptation of the oat-bases to the needs of the consumer product

Grupo AN
Location: Navarra, Spain

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Communication, Production at a Preserves Industry

Area:

  • developing of corporate communication.
  • processing of information, marketing study
  • maintenance, lean production, management

Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology, Spanish Council for Scientific Research
Location: Valencia, Spain

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Department of Food Conservation and Safety

Area:

  • encapsulate bioactive with the electrohydrodynamic processing technology
  • involvement in producing particles to improve the nutritional value of food products
  • involvement in characterizes the particles (SEM, TEM, FTIR, EE, PV, DPPH among others)
  • studying the permeability of the biactive through the intestine using Caco-2 cells

IMDEA Food Institute
Location: Madrid, Spain

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Different Departments

Area:

  • Education and Innovation Units
  • Cardiometabolic Nutrition Group
  • Communication Unit
  • Platform for Clinical Trials in Nutrition and Health
  • Molecular Immunonutrition Lab

RIS Talents

Department: Different Departments

Area:

  • Education and Innovation Units
  • Platform for Clinical Trials in Nutrition and Health
  • Molecular Immunonutrition Lab

Matis
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Different Departments

Area:

  • Food processing, quality and safety
  • Biotechnology and genetics
  • Innovative processes and ingredients
  • Product and process development
  • Food and environmental analysis
  • Consumer and sensory science
  • Sustainability/full resource utilization
  • Traceability and logistics
  • Aquaculture and feed
  • Market analysis and trends
  • New business development
  • Consumer communications

RIS Talents

Department: Different Departments

Area:

  • Food processing, quality and safety
  • Biotechnology and genetics
  • Innovative processes and ingredients
  • Product and process development
  • Food and environmental analysis
  • Consumer and sensory science
  • Sustainability/full resource utilization
  • Traceability and logistics
  • Aquaculture and feed
  • Market analysis and trends
  • New business development
  • Consumer communications

NapiFeryn BioTech
Location: Łódź, Poland

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RIS Fellowships

Department:

Area:

  • laboratory practice and learning methods of obtaining plant proteins (participation in experimental work; performing physicochemical and functional analyzes)
  • participation in the process of formulation of the final protein products
  • preparation of food formulations
  • co-creation of research documentation, including calculations and compilation of results

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS)
Location: Olsztyn, Poland

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Different Departments

Area:

  • molecular biology techniques
  • biology of reproduction and development of wild animals
  • research on development of a new bakery gluten-free product and its analysis
  • analysis of volatile and phytochemical compounds in diverse food products using up-to-date analytical methods
  • evaluation of functional properties of innovative products according to the radicals scavenging ability
  • characteristics of immunogenicity of bacterial protein

RIS Talents

Department: Department of Chemistry and Biodynamics of Food

Area:

  • Intern will be involved in research on development of a new bakery gluten-free product and its analysis

PeakBridge Partners Ltd
Location: Valletta, Malta

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RIS Fellowships

Department:

Area:

  • market research
  • internet research on potential target companies
  • financial analysis on potential target companies
  • Update databases relating to flow of potential target companies

PepsiCo
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Research and Development

Area:

  • R&D – Product Research, Ingredient Science, Technology and Process, Open innovation
  • Food Safety – Food Safety Law, Regulations
  • Sensory/Laboratory – Long Term Research of consumer behaviors and/or chemistry

RIS Talents

Department: Research and Development

Area:

  • R&D – Product Research, Ingredient Science, Technology and Process, Open innovation
  • Food Safety – Food Safety Law, Regulations
  • Sensory/Laboratory – Long Term Research of consumer behaviors and/or chemistry

Puratos
Location: Groot – Bijgaarden,Belgium

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Health and wellbeing department; Regulatory department

Area:

  • predominantly desk work on nutrition, literature, consumer insights, market data
  • desk work on food regulation and food safety

 

RIS Talents

Department: Research and Development

Area:

  • laboratory work, literature and formulation, analysis

Urban Crop Solutions BV
Location: Waregem,Belgium

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Bio research, sales and marketing, technical development

Area:

  • biological trials/crop analysis
  • market research/analysis
  • software analysis
  • technical design
  • database

RIS Talents

Department: Bio Research and Development, Technical Research and Development

Area:

  • Bio imaging
  • Active compound & secondary metabolite optimisation
  • Software architecture
  • Automation flow optimisation

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
Location: Espoo,Finland

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RIS Talents

Department: Food solutions
Area: Sustainable food production systems-protein alternatives-plant proteins-food structure design-functionalization-extrusion processing

Department: Plant Biotechnology
Area: Plant cell culture maintenance, upscaling;

  • biomass processing for food
  • applications / Cellular Agriculture / Structuring, processing of plant cell
  • culture biomass

Danone Research
Location: Palaiseau Cedex, France

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Danone Research

Area:

  • Review of scientific literature to identify drivers for increasing the engagement with digital platforms (specifically on sustainable diets)
  • Translation of the scientific learnings into a business context
  • Provide a recommendation for apps, website or other digital platforms on sustainable diets on how to trigger engagement

 

 

RIS Talents

Department: Danone Research

Area:

  • Review scientific literature to understand drivers for plant-based diets and identify strategies for behavior change for adopting plant-based diets
  • Translation of the scientific learnings into a business context
  • Provide a recommendation for behavior change to promote the adoption of plant-based diets

SetAgro Sp. z o.o.
Location: Warsaw, Poland

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RIS Fellowships

Department: University of Warsaw

Area:

  • understanding agriculture-linked opportunities arising from the booming satellite monitoring sector,
  • contribute to development of methods and tools
  • support technology uptake across Europe

John Deere GmbH & Co. KG
Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany

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RIS Fellowships and Talents

Department: European Technology Innovation Center, different departments available like advanced engineering, advanced marketing, intelligent solutions group.

Area: Work in internal John Deere research projects or EIT Food research projects

Cyprus University of Technology
Location: Limassol, Cyprus

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RIS Fellowships and Talents

Department:  Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science: Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology and Biotechnology, Laboratory of Dairy Science and Technology

Area: 1.Biosensors development (enzymes – pesticides interactions for fruit  analysis or detecting Coronavirus coat proteins with patented technology)  2.Wine fermentation (transcriptomic and metatranscriptomic analysis,  aromatic profiling via GCMS)    3. MEDCLIV – Climate KIC project: Vitiviniculture stakeholders involvement  in the development of National Hub for Climate Change actions in the  sector. Business model exercise/workshops and partners networking in  order to suggest successful operational model.  4. Cured Meat Technology: Role of sugars and tannins from wine curing in  antioxidant properties, texture and color of final product. Smoked vs non  smoked.  5. Non cereal sourdough traditional product starter cultures  6. UV‐C Technology testing in opaque foods (non thermal technologies for  increase of shelf life and bioactivity, replacing pasteurization)  7. New whey uses: Whey from halloumi cheese production to form new  functional foods (including fruit concentrate, prebiotics, whey protein  isolates and fermentation)  8. Next generation sequencing technologies are available for most projects 

Art21, Ltd.
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

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RIS Talents

Department: R&D department

Area:

  • Agronomy
  • Plant Disease and Nutrition
  • Plant physiology
  • Satellite / Remote sensing
  • Farm (business) management
  • Food supply chain management
  • Chemometrics
  • Spectroscopy science
  • Statistician / Data scientist

Basic tasks:

  • Working together with the scientists on the ongoing scientific projects
  • Work with procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research procedures
  • Oversee equipment maintenance, if needed, for quality control
  • Collect, prepare and analyze research data
  • Keep a detailed log of summarizing experiments and recording research data
  • Maintaining computer base of research data
  • Tabulate and display data for presentations in different events, eg. conferences, seminars, etc.
  • Search scientific literature is needed

Assist with research and analysis to company’s scientific employees 

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Location: Madrid, Spain

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RIS Fellowships and Talents

Department:

  • Institute of Food Science and Research (CIAL), Dept. Production and Characterization of Novel Foods

Area: Pressure-driven membrane separation processes, ultra- and nanofiltration, preparative solid phase extraction, bioactive ingredients, plant-derived products, food by-products, molecular characterization by HPLC-PAD-MS, GC-FID-MS

  • Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL) / Department of Production and Characterization of Novel Foods

Area: – Provide support to the organization of workshops or other activities related with consumer engagement

      – Mentoring and supervision of students in activities related with entrepreneurship in the food system

  • Natural Extracts laboratory – Department of Production and Characterization of Novel Foods

Area (RIS Fellowships): Training in novel green extraction processes; Recovery of phytochemicals from natural sources and by-products or wastes of food industry; Practical lessons related with the assessment of antioxidant activity.

          (RIS Talents): Training in novel encapsulation technologies based in the use of supercritical fluids; Analysis of micro/nano structures; Applications to the design of nutraceuticals.

Siemens
Location: Munich,Germany

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RIS Talents

Department: Siemens Corporate Technology, Research on Digitalization & Automation

Area:

  • Development & implementation of digital twins for products and production equipment
  • Data analysis & machine learning for food production

University of Reading
Location: Reading, United Kingdom

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RIS Fellowships

Department: School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, Department of Animal Sciences

Area: There will be opportunities to gain experience in collating and analysing farm management data, and the potential impact that farming practices have on productivity and milk quality. A person with good understanding on animal nutrition and statistical analyses skills would be preferable. Other aspects of the work may include compositional analyses of milk and feeds in the laboratory.

3F Bio Ltd.
Location: Glasgow,United Kingdom

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Commercial office, St Albans

Area: To support the primary business objective of launching in 2021 with binding commitment in place for 10,000 tons:

  • Market Analysis – Plant Based Foods
  • Managing Life Cycle Analysis project which models mycoprotein relative to other sources of food protein
  • Business Development with B2B Customers
  • Supporting and experience within corporate development activities including Fund Raising (Series B fundraising in progress for €30M)

RIS Talents

Department: Innovation Centre “The Farm”, Glasgow, Scotland

Area: To support exemplification of our protein to our customers in a wide range of applications, supporting our head of culinary:

  • Culinary Food Development Chef – Plant Based Foods
  • Food Technologist – Savoury Foods – Specifically Taste and Texture Ingredients knowledge
  • This will extend into market validation of the extended range of concepts.

Experience of EU projects with collaboration across multi-partner projects. Experience of IP matters

Mimica
Location: London,United Kingdom

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RIS Fellowships

1) Business intern

  • General administration and office support work
  • Meeting coordination and preparation
  • Preparing or updating market reports and models
  • Assisting with sales and other commercial projects, including prospect outreach
  • Supporting the R&D team with coordination and supplier outreach
  • Writing grant and other applications
  • Assisting with managing company social media accounts
  • Supporting sales

2) Lab research intern

  • Learn and assist with making in-house solutions.
  • Learn and assist with sample preparations.
  • Learn and assist with experiment design.
  • Presenting results in reports and presentations.
  • Literature research on specific topics.
  • Special projects as assigned by the supervisor to further knowledge and development.
  • Responsible for overall lab cleanliness including, but not limited to, washing dishes, taking out trash, cleaning incubators, refrigerators, and freezers.

Innovopro
Location: Rishpon, Israel

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RIS Fellowships

Area:

  1. Assist in application development
  2. Assist in new product development
  3. Preparing samples

Grainsense
Location: Oulu,Finland

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RIS Fellowships

Department: Business Development/Commercial Team

Area: Open internship in our Business Development Team. This internship will involve all areas regarding our commercial activities, not limited to marketing, social media, business development strategy etc.

Timeline

1 – 13 April 2020

ON-LINE APPLICATION

Mid April – Mid May 2020

WORKSHOPS
(NOTE: Just for RIS Fellowships candidates)

May-June 2020

INTERVIEWS WITH HOST COMPANIES

July-December 2020

INTERNSHIPS

Enjoy your internship!

      (MSc students/graduates) 

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

The application deadline is 13th April, 2020 (23.59 CET)

FAQ

In 2020, 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 2020;
  • 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:

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 2020;
  • 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.

Expected skills and competences

  • Analytical thinking,
  • Creativity in problem solving,
  • Active and transparent communication,
  • Good knowledge Microsoft Office.

Great potential for development

  • Proactive attitude (awards received in student competitions 2017-2020 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 17 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 650,00€ -1,350€ (Fellowships) – 850,00€ – 2,000€ (Talents) gross grant/month for support your expenses (depends on a mode)
  • 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.
  • Read all the information about the project and contact us if you have any doubt: mczerniakowska@wz.uw.edu.pl .
  • Choose one of two available application form, whether you are a MSc student/graduate or Ph.D. student/post-doc.
  • Answer ALL the questions of the online application form.
  • 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”
    NOTE: In the application form, please specify only one of 17 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, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Turkey.

About 30 applicants meeting the selection criteria will be selected for each of 17 workshops. The selection will be made, based on a clear defined selection criteria.

  • Click here to APPLY:
    (MSc students/graduates)
    (Ph.D. students/post-docs)

 

      (MSc students/graduates) 

(Ph.D. students/post-docs)

The application deadline is 13th April, 2020 (23.59 CET)

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 17 EIT Hubs locations, in the following RIS countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Turkey. Max. 30 best applicants meeting the selection criteria, will be selected to participate in 1 of 17 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.

Each student selected during recruitment process will receive a financial support depending on the mode of his internship.

Due to the epidemic situation in the world caused by the COVID-19 virus, EIT Food offers 3 possible internship modes:

1) stationary

2) on-line

3) hybrid (stationary & on-line).

 A  financial support will be provided:

  • In case of stationary mode of internship – to cover travel and accommodation expenses;
  • In case of on-line internship – to customize the internship workplace at their homes using all what is needed to use electronic means of communication during remote work i.e. quality computer equipment (like: computer, keyboard, mouse, headphones, speakers, etc. – adequate to the tasks during the internship, in-line with the safety and security regulations), to cover costs related to its installation, service, operation and maintenance, technical support and all necessary training to it, equipment insurance, improving or securing fast internet connection or all necessary software and applications or on-line services / subscriptions, financial support should enable proper organization of a workplace meeting the hygiene & ergonomics requirements (like: ergonomic chair, footrest, desk, workplace lighting, etc.)

Due to the fact that the costs in each mode are different, EIT Food RIS Fellowships offers the following division of financial support: 

Fellowships (master/bachelor students):

  1. Stationary mode – 1350,00 EUR per month
  2. On-line – 650,00 EUR per month

Talents (doctoral students):

  1. Stationary mode – 2000,00 EUR per month
  2. On-line mode – 850,00 EUR per month

In Hybrid mode, financial support would be given pro rata according to the time spent on each form of internship. We allow the possibility of changing the internship mode during the internship.. In this case, the costs will be calculated accordingly (part of the month in online mode, the rest in stationary mode).

The financial support will be paid in monthly installments after signing the consent form and monthly reports. The financial support 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 2020. Coming soon.

See also RODO Intern clause:

Contact person

Martyna Czerniakowska
Project Coordinator
e-mail: mczerniakowska@wz.uw.edu.pl

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