SANBio Food Co-creation Challenge

When – Monday 28 August to Thursday 31 August 2017
Where – The Innovation Hub, Mark Shuttleworth Street, Pretoria

Background
The SANBio Food Co-creation Challenge is an interdisciplinary entry level practical course focused on the development of food products from indigenous food crops. It is organized as an intensive interactive course culminating in a dissemination day (including a poster presentation) to which companies will be invited in order to shortlist projects which can then be scaled for commercialization. There is a limited number of competitive bursaries available to cover travel costs, accommodation and class fees.

Learning objectives
1. To develop and package products from indigenous food resources.
2. To empower participants with information that will enable them to start thinking innovatively
about food and food products.
3. To introduce the participants to basic business and scientific elements required for food
manufacturing.
4. To develop partnerships with industry

Participants
Participants will be innovators / entrepreneurs (particularly women and farmer groups) (viewed as “citizen scientists”) and also students (particularly those in food technology / sciences and agriculture) who are interested in product development and food innovation. There is no pre-requisite qualification for entry into the course as technical detail will be kept to a basic level. The aim is to unearth innovation both during and after the course.

Course Outcomes
Participants will be expected to develop a food product which will be exhibited for the demonstration day. This should be accompanied with a poster presentation giving rationale for their innovation. Post-course reporting to trainers within 3 months of completion on the utility of their knowledge in their enterprise and linkages built.

To participate e-mail seyij.aboyade@gmail.com

Deadline for completion of application process – 10 August 2017
Organized by Pharmakine Pty Ltd, University of East Finland & the Innovation Hub