Campus Venlo students win semi-finals European food innovation Competition

june 9, 2017

The last round before the finals of the Ecotrophelia was held during the AgriFoodTop Symposium 2017 on 7 June in Wageningen. This round would determine which team from the Netherlands would go to the finals in London to compete against other teams from Europe to see who designed the most innovative food-product.

Three teams of the Health Food Innovation Management master’s programme (UM’s Campus Venlo at the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo) took first, second and third place in the semi-finals of the Ecothophelia competition: a Europe-wide competition in food innovation.

The preliminary round was dominated by master students of Health Food Innovation Management. They took home the gold, silver and bronze, assuring a definitive place in the finals for one of the three teams from Maastricht University’s Campus Venlo.

Ecotrophelia finals

The finals will take place on 21 and 22 November 2017 during the Food Matters Live exhibition at the ExCeL centre in London, United Kingdom. The results will be announced during the awards ceremony on 22 November 2017 at the ExCeL, London, UK.

Ecotrophelia has the ambition to promote entrepreneurship and competitiveness within the European food industry by implementing a training network of excellence in food innovation and organizing National and European food innovation competitions "The Student Food Innovation Awards" a real eye-opener for the food industry. Ecotrophelia achieves the goal of bringing together students, teachers, researchers and professionals of the food sector in a network to think about tomorrow’s eco-innovative food products.

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