EIT

Europe’s future is connected to its power to innovate!
The EIT was created in 2008 to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. The EIT is a unique EU initiative, the only one to fully integrate business, education and research. The Institute supports the development of dynamic pan-European partnerships between leading universities, research labs and companies. These are called Innovation Communities and each focuses on a specific global challenge.

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Nutrition for Health and Sustainability (FutureLearn)

Learn what makes up a healthy, sustainable diet and how certain food types can help to treat and prevent disease. Explore the relationship between health, nutrition, and sustainability. Diet is the biggest single risk factor for preventable diseases in the world and a key driver of diabetes, heart disease, [...]
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Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology (FutureLearn)

Build your knowledge of food production challenges and technology with this online course for 16-19 year olds studying biology. Learn how to address challenges in growing, harvesting, and processing food. Are you inspired to join the next generation of scientists and tackle challenges in food security? On this course, [...]
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The Human Microbiome (FutureLearn)

Discover what the microbiome is, how it changes throughout your life, and the role it plays in good human health. Learn how a healthy microbiome can combat disease. The microbiome – the microbes that live within the human body – can have a huge impact on human health. As [...]
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Innovation in Arable Farming: Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems (FutureLearn)

Feb 1st 2021
Innovation in Arable Farming: Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems (FutureLearn)
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Explore how innovative, digital technologies can help achieve sustainable intensification of arable farming systems. Consider ways arable farmers in the EU can use agri-tech to benefit business. On this course, you’ll explore evidence-based information that outlines the benefits and challenges of adopting new technologies within the EU, and have [...]
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Understanding Food Labels (FutureLearn)

Learn how to interpret food labels so you can make informed food choices and buy food that supports your health and wellbeing. Get the facts you need to put your trust in the food system. Huge amounts of information are provided on food product labels, but surveys have shown [...]
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Consumer and Environmental Safety: Food Packaging and Kitchenware (FutureLearn)

Discover the importance of kitchenware and packaging that is safe for people and the environment alike. Food safety is highly regulated. Yet, one blind spot is the migration of molecules from contact materials in kitchenware into food. Particular attention needs to be placed on chemicals present at low doses [...]
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Science Communication and Public Engagement (FutureLearn)

Discover the importance of public engagement in science, and learn techniques to share and raise awareness of your research. Define your message and share your findings through social and traditional media. Good science communication ensures the public engage with and understand relevant scientific research. On this course, you will [...]
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How Food is Made. Understanding Food Processing Technologies (FutureLearn)

Jan 4th 2021
How Food is Made. Understanding Food Processing Technologies (FutureLearn)
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Have you ever wondered how your food is processed before it reaches your plate? Find out with this online course. Learn more about processing technologies and the foods that are affected. Food processing isn’t a new concept, however, many people might not understand how and why it happens. On [...]
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Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology (FutureLearn)

Jan 4th 2021
Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology (FutureLearn)
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Explore how technology and digitalisation can change how the food system operates, reducing waste and environmental pressures. Discover how innovative technologies could revolutionise the food sector. Food quality and safety is increasingly under threat as natural resources are stretched by climate change, hunger, and explosive population growth. On this [...]
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Introduction to Food Science (FutureLearn)

Discover the fascinating world of food science and feel empowered to make safe, healthy, and sustainable food choices. Discover topics like food sustainability, integrity, ethics, and constituents. Food and health information is often oversimplified by the media, and recommendations can be inaccurately reported and contradictory to current [...]
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