BIO-498 / 4 crédits

Enseignant(s): Feige Jérome, Lê Bur Kim Anne, Van der Beek Eline Marleen

Langue: Anglais

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.


Summary

Students will learn how nutrition science & food technology is applied to develop food products & diets to optimize health. Examples & case studies will cover novel food technologies, nutrition research on diet, macronutrients & bioactive ingredients, and regulatory & safety requirements.

Content

Keywords

Food, nutrition, industry R&D, innovation, health, project/example-based learning, teamwork

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None

Recommended courses

BIO-441: Nutrition, from molecules to health

Important concepts to start the course

Solid knowledge and understanding in life sciences and a strong interest in entrepreneurship & R&D innovation

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Design the strategy, content and operations of a R&D innovation project in the food industry
  • Translate an idea in a food innovation concept
  • Organize a project team & collaborate to deliver collective results
  • Pitch an opportunity & influence R&D deciders

Transversal skills

  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership roles.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.

Teaching methods

Students will be actively involved via interactive sessions to discuss examples, coaching sessions with teachers and assistants to work on a group project to develop their own R&D innovation concept for a fictive new food product, and regular pitches to mature their concept and develop an impactful communication style. In particular, the coaching sessions and discussions will guide the evolution of the project team with insight on:

  • Business background & consumer insight for ideation
  • Scientific strategy & research plan
  • Product description & target communication
  • Communication skills for pitching & influencing
  • Project management & teamwork

 

Expected student activities

Prepare sessions to develop innovation concept and mature project proposal

Live interactions during courses with entrepreneur and proactive mindset

Teamwork & practice project management fundamentals

Practice oral pitches every 3-4 weeks

Assessment methods

Evaluation at the end of the semester on:Team project with written report and oral presentation

  • Personal learnings and impact statement

 

Supervision

Assistants Yes

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 25
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Entrepreneurship in food & nutrition science
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 25
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Entrepreneurship in food & nutrition science
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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