SO1. Training of talented professionals every year (> 75 professionals over the three project years) from UZB in highly intensive CAMPs (one per year of two weeks duration) covering some of the most important areas within food science and technology (WP3).
SO2. Training of teaching staff, research staff and PhD students from UZB partners using a train-the-trainer strategy conducted at the EU HEIs. The goal is to host UZB young professionals in the EU HEIs, where they will be familiarized with innovative and modern food science education, good laboratory practice and innovative approaches to strengthen the link between research, education and the food industry (WP4).
SO3. Establish an innovative approach for sustainable development of collaborations between HEIs, research institutes and food companies. This will be achieved through the following four activities:
SO3.1. Development of a new and innovative approach for MSc and PhD student’s internship, where the synergy between education, research and business will be prioritized (WP5).
SO3.2. Establishment of a “Cluster of Advanced Topics in Food Science and Technology” for academic networking where teachers trained in EU will teach industrial experts.
SO3.3. Establishment of an “Uzbek Food Science and Technology Society” by the end of the project, which will be the main platform to gather industry, academia, and researchers for solving contemporary and future challenging problems of the food sector in UZB and to sustain tight collaboration with the EU HEIs.
SO3.4. Establishment of a Startup Accelerator Program aimed at developing innovative solutions for the food industry. This will be formed as a 6-months acceleration program that is designed to empower young innovators through on-the-ground training and mentoring to build and grow their innovative food science startup.