The European Commission's priorities identify food science and technology as a priority area in the coming years. Reducing production costs, introducing sustainable, green and waste-free technologies in food production pose a number of challenges to training in these areas. Addressing these challenges can also be achieved by creating and promoting related higher education training systems and networks.

The connection between training and production is important for good production practices in the field of food technology. The solution to this logistical problem can also be achieved by creating a digital system that provides connectivity between universities, students and companies in the food industry.

The aim of the proposed project is to develop elements of an e-learning training system in the field of food technology, based on open access resources and developed on the basis of new educational standards.


Project Implementation Schema for Digitalized Educational Content in Food Technologies


1. Development of System of Educational Standards

  • Objective: To establish a comprehensive system of standards for the development and evaluation of digitalized educational content in food technologies.
  • Basis: Analysis of existing training systems in partner organizations, focusing on commonalities and differences.
  • Outcome: A unified and interconnected educational system that guarantees quality and coherence across different training programs.



2. Creation of Digitalized Learning Content

  • Objective: To develop digital learning content in the field of food technology and innovative foods.
  • Accessibility: Ensure free access to students from partner universities, promoting inclusivity.
  • Basis: Use of open access elements to facilitate wide and equitable distribution.
  • Content Areas:

a. Core principles of food technology.

b. Innovative food development processes.

c. Latest research and technological advancements in food sciences.

d. E-rapid tools for short-term trainings.


3. Digital Case Studies for Practical Learning

  • Objective: To provide practical learning opportunities through digital content in the form of case studies.
  • Industry Collaboration: Engage with the food industry to identify real-world challenges for the development of new food products.
  • Student Engagement: Allow students to apply theoretical knowledge to practical tasks, enhancing problem-solving and innovation skills.
  • Outcome: Strengthened linkage between academic learning and industry needs, preparing students for professional challenges.



4. Interconnections:

  • Standards System and Digitalized Learning Content: The standards guide the creation and evaluation of the digitalized content, ensuring it meets educational quality and relevance benchmarks.
  • Digitalized Learning Content and Case Studies: The learning content provides the theoretical foundation upon which the case studies build, offering hands-on experience in applying knowledge to real-world problems.