ETHICAL FOOD ENTREPRENEURSHIP (EFE) will contribute to the professional development of food HEI & VET educators by increasing their pedagogic skills to develop and teach new food entrepreneurship supports based on triple-bottom-line businesses (planet, people, profit). We will empower a new generation of food entrepreneurs to start, grow & adopt new ethical food enterprises. Ethical food production includes consideration of people, the environment & animals.
By empowering educators to commit to EFE’s innovative learning and teaching practices to tackle societal challenges, we will upskill students as potential ethical food entrepreneurs and accelerate progress across key elements of the SDGs. When we equip SMEs and start-ups, we are directly helping to breed the innovative food concepts & thriving new businesses that the EU needs.
To achieve these objectives during this project we are working closely as partners and with our target groups to generate the following high-quality interrelated results:
- An Educators Guide to Drivers and Enablers for Innovation of Ethical Foods is an investigation, analysis, and forward-focused knowledge publication on the business opportunities arising from ethical/clean foods. It will present both policy and market/consumer trends, drawing conclusions about the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of food SMEs developing innovative ethical foods.
- Innovating Ethical Foods, Entrepreneurship Manual is an Entrepreneurship Start-up Manual specifically to help students and potential food entrepreneurs to understand the steps involved in starting/ diversifying into an ethical food business. This is the first start-up resource that will be designed specifically for the ethical food sector. It will be particularly relevant for students, educators and SMEs founders whose primary discipline or qualification is in food science. We want to highlight the powerful market opportunity that ethical foods present.
- Open Educational Resources (OERs) to teach a 90-day Ethical Food Entrepreneurship programme. This will be a comprehensive set of OERs to enable HEI providers to deliver a 90-day Ethical Food Entrepreneurship course to their students/potential entrepreneurs of SMEs including curricula, learning objectives, evaluation techniques & recommended content for classroom-based courses. The development of an intuitive pedagogy and trainer resources will increase competencies in digital teaching approaches in line with EntreComp.
- Ethical Food Entrepreneurship Sharing and Mentoring Platform will be both a circular classroom and a peer-learning and knowledge-sharing platform during and after the course has finished. Members can share new ideas, practices, and business ideas with each other.
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