Virtual Conference

"University-Industry educational and training initiatives"

7-8 May 2015

This conference is organized by the ERASMUS+ Knowledge Alliance project EuFooD-STA project 554312-EPP-1-2014-1-AT-EPPKA2-KA, a knowledge alliance between universities and food companies.

The aim of this conference is to collect best practices of university-industry educational and training initiatives for food study programmes and CPD (continual professional development).



The conference is organized in 2 parts, in order to allow participation from the different time zones. Each part will have different presentations. All presentations will be recorded for later viewing.

Invited speakers:

  • Paola Pittia, University of Teramo (IT) and ISEKI-Food Association (AT): Perspectives of Universities
  • Brian McKenna, University College Dublin (IR) and EFFoST (NL): Some personal views based on experiences at UCD
  • Mark Dryer, Nestle (CH) : Talent Development: the view from the R&D in the industry

 Download the full Conference Programme here



Book of Abstracts

The list of participants is available here

Submitted abstracts, presentations and posters are available here



ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Gerhard Schleining (BOKU, AT), Paola Pittia (University of Teramo, IT), Rainer Svacinka (BOKU, AT), Anita Habershuber (ISEKI-Food Association, AT), Gunter Greil (BOKU, AT)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Susanne Braun (University of Hohenheim, DE), Rui Costa (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, PT), Christophe Cotillon (ACTIA FR), Julian Drausinger (LVA, AT), Peter Ho (University of Leeds, UK), Cristina L. M. Silva (Catholic University of Portugal, PT), Florence Dubois-Brissonnet (AgroParisTech, FR), Maria Ana Marques (FRULACT, PT), Sola Jaume (PASA, ES), Saverio Mannino (ISEKI-Food Association, AT)