FOODLAB - NEWSLETTER #5 (EN)
FOODLAB DATABASE NOW ACCESSIBLE
The food business network database was built with the purpose to share knowledge among the people interested in developing new products and the entities that are able to provide services and knowledge. The resources inserted into the database will contain a profile of companies interested in the food innovation, events, services, topics, projects and new foods developed, including the Ecotrophelia products presented at the competition.
The database has been developed using the open-source Drupal framework. This allows a simplified and ideal management of the database by end-users.
The database operates on any device through a web interface, and various browsers support it.
The database is on free access, accessible here: https://foodlab-eu.com/content/database
(e-)LEARN HOW TO DEVELOP A NEW BUSINESS
The FOODLAB e-learning platform aims to help you with the development of a business using an innovative product based on the entrepreneurial approach.
The different steps and tools in the management of a business development project are specified on the FOODLAB e-learning platform. De facto, these tools (design thinking methodology, business model CANVAS, business plan) are transversal across different sectors, but they may have been modified to give them a more FOOD-related character through the involvement and orientation of the FOODLAB teams.
Knowing that an entrepreneurial posture must be adopted as soon as the ideas emerge, most of these tools should be used before entering into the technical engineering phase.
The aims of the pedagogical approaches introduced all along the FOODLAB e-learning platform are:
•To overcome the barriers between disciplines thanks to a systemic approach.
•To highlight flow dynamics in the management of an innovative project.
•Enhance student autonomy by auto-evaluation.
The FOODLAB e-learning platform is on free access here: https://foodlab-eu.com/content/e-learning
FOODLAB : Sharing of knowledge between the academic and business worlds
With Foodlab young people must learn to be enterprising!
Foodlab point of view : Creating businesses is the most important source of new jobs.
Europe is committed to further stimulate entrepreneurship and encourage an entrepreneurial culture early in the education system. The Foodlab Project is a European initiative. Foodlab is dedicated to the development of a new learning and teaching methodology and the related tools to improve the transversal competences of students and develop entrepreneurship. In order to tackle these issues, the Foodlab consortium is composed of 15 partners from 6 different countries (France, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Spain). The objective of the Foodlab consortium is to share knowledge covering all research, development and production activities towards the delivery of new courses. The Foodlab European Food Business Transfer Laboratory, supported by a Foodlab web-platform, will allow fostering interactions between students and stakeholders in food innovation to improve entrepreneurship in this sector