Unique learning adventure
In this challenge students from TU/e, UU, UMCU and WUR are part of a interdisciplinary team, designing an innovative and sustainable food concept for the Dutch Military. The will solve a real-life problem while working on your personal and professional skills, and receive 7,5 ECTS.
Third-year bachelor and master students from various disciplinary backgrounds, who feel passionately about contributing to the challenge with a creative, out of the box mindset are participating in this challenge. The teams consist of creative thinkers, bridge-builders, team leaders and more!
Next to excellent equipment and proper training, food
plays a crucial role in the well-being of the Dutch armed forces. When on a mission and during the exercise operations they need to withstand many physical and mental challenges.
Our Alliance is looking for a new food concept for the military when they are training or on a military mission. Your challenge is to design a concept that is sustainable and satisfactory for the military, and fits the nutritional requirements set by the Ministry of Defence. You are working on a real-life problem touching on the fields of logistics, sustainability, design, experience, and health.
Find out more detailed information for participating students about the challenge!About the challenge
The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions, lower food impact and use recycled and recyclable materials as well as renewable energy sources.
The goal is to enhance the food experience satisfaction. Think about the presentation, the temperature, or other elements.
The goal is to develop a user-friendly concept that is functional in supplying meals to many people. Additionally, when food is prepared in the field, the food preparation system should fit the way of operation of the military.
Food 4 Health and Safety is an Alliance between Eindhoven University of Technology, Utrecht University, UMC Utrecht and Wageningen University and Research. The challenge is provided and supported by the Ministry of Defence, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.Meet the organizing partners
Do you want to join as an expert, coach or partner? Want to collaborate with the Alliance Universities and the Ministry of Defence and get inspired by out of the box ideas?Contact us!
Looking back at the pitching event
On the 15th of May the students pitched their ideas to the Ministry of Defense! The teams were able to discuss their ideas with the soldiers and will work towards their solutions for the Grand Finale.