Food 4 health and safety challenge

Join a unique learning adventure

Students from TU/e, UU, UMCU and WUR, we challenge YOU to join this 7,5 ECTS course where you, as part of a interdisciplinary team, design an innovative and sustainable food concept for the Dutch Military. Solve a real-life problem while working on your personal and professional skills.

The challenge is open for all third-year bachelor and master students from various disciplinary backgrounds who are passionate to contribute to the challenge with a creative, out of the box mindset. We need creative-thinkers, bridge builders, team leaders and other!

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The Challenge

Next to excellent equipment and proper training, food plays a crucial role in well-being of The Dutch armed forces. When on 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 military on training and missions. Your challenge is to design a concept that is sustainable, and satisfactory for the military, and suits with the food-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.

About the challenge

Join the course, and solve a real-life problem with peers from TU/e, UU, UMCU and WUR. In addition, earn 7.5 ECTS!

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20 weeks of online and 4 face to face activities

The challenge starts in February 2021 and consists of 4 events, that take place over the course of 20 weeks. This is a part-time elective course. Each of the 4 face to face events will take place at a different location throughout the Netherlands, from 09:00 - 21:00! One even has a sleepover!

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Involved partners

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

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?

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