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Sustainable Supply Chain International Student Competition

The 2020 Food Factory-4-Us Sustainable Supply Chain International Student Competition

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The Food Factory-4-Us calls application for Sustainable Supply Chain International Student Competition 2020. This competition is for a Master’s student enrolled in a food study program eager to find solutions for valorizing food biodiversity in their country.

Moreover, the competition aims to improve students’ practical ability in identifying and solving real problems in sustainable food production/processing and uses action-oriented and participatory learning to train students to work together on skills that are essential for today’s job market. These competitions are one of the case studies of the NextFOOD project which researches innovative education for sustainable agriculture. By participating in this competition you are also participating in a research project on education.


Students will participate in an innovative, learner-centric environment based on active, action-oriented learning to develop a project including a specific objective/target, the design and development of a solution exploitable at the industry level and with the main aim of contributing to innovation in sustainable food systems as well as quality and safety of foods. The 2020 Food Factory-4-Us Sustainable Supply Chain International Student Competition will aim to answer the following question:

How can food biodiversity in your country be valorized?


The Winning Team of the FoodFactory-4-Us Edition 2020 on Valorizing Food Biodiversity will receive:

  • An award of 300 Euro for the best project, sponsored by the  ISEKI-Food Association.
  • A guaranteed oral presentation in the session on Biodiversity and free registration to the  ISEKI-Food 2021 conference, scheduled for June 2021 in Larnaca (CY), for 3 members of the winning team.
  • Each member of the winning team will receive the corresponding certificates as winners.
  • In addition to that, members of the winning team will be invited to the NextFOOD Project Meeting, scheduled for spring 2021 in Bari (IT), where they will give their winning presentation to project partners and other invited stakeholders and thus contribute to the overall value of the NextFOOD project(link is external). Economy airfare within Europe, 2 nights accommodation and project dinner will be paid.
  • Furthermore, each team member of the competition will receive a Certificate of Participation in the FoodFactory-4-Us Sustainable Supply Chain Competition.


In order to enter the 2020 Food Factory-4-Us Sustainable Supply Chain International Student Competition, the team must

  • Be students who apply on a voluntary basis and free of charge.
  • Be of 3-to-5 (min-to-max) Masters or Master equivalent students registered in any food-related program anywhere in the world.
  • Must have 1 Faculty Mentor. Basically, all team members and the faculty mentor should be indicated on the registration form.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 September,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerFood Factory-4-Us



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