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Sustainable Food Packaging – REPAK

EIT Food

250 EUR/year
250 EUR/year
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We have an urgent need to deliver innovative food packaging solutions that will be more sustainable. All food processing companies, all the way to retailers, are looking for it. The Summer School REPAK is part of the Inspire Programme funded by EIT Food.


We train the participants from different background in creative thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship, with the final objective of translating their findings into real-world business solutions in sustainable food packaging. Successful participation will strengthen students’ ability to organize cross-functional teams and effectively communicate with industry, municipalities and across different disciplines. The training will be delivered by a mix of academic partners, but most importantly world renown experts and industry leaders in Corporate social responsibility. The trainees will spend the last week in the bootcamp identifying the gaps and provide business focused solutions on how to advance the packaging sustainability agenda.

Programme Structure

The topics studied during the summer school include entrepreneurship and the issue of the sustainability of food packaging challenges that a large company must face to design a new sustainable packaging:

  • Entrepreneurship aspects
  • Sustainable Food Packaging
  • Plastics and their environmental impact
  • Bioplastics
  • EU food packaging rules
  • Choosing the right packaging for each food item
  • EU symbols for sustainability communication
  • Packaging in a Circular economy - LCA
  • Food packaging for sustainability communication
  • Sustainable food packaging design

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  • Semi-structured
  • Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The summer school is for talented Bachelor, Master, and PhD students from different backgrounds, interested in bulding new sustainable packagingn solutions for food.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    250 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR per year
  • National

    250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR per year

A small portion of the total cost of the program is charged as a participation fee. Course fees for 2021-entry will be EUR 250.


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