What can I expect?
In the third edition of Invention Summer Camp it’s all about the Future of Food & Beverage @WUR. Together with approximately 100 WUR students and employees you will work in teams of 4-6 participants to contribute to shaping the future of healthy and sustainable catering solutions and concepts.
During this mainly online organized event you will work together in teams with your WUR co-students and colleagues on creative ideas to find better, healthier, more innovative and sustainable solutions for eating and drinking on our Campus in the near future. You can subscribe as an individual or fixed team (4-6 people). The 2 plenary online events on 26th of October (09.00-12.00 am) and November 6th (12.00-17.00 pm) are mandatory for joining. You will meet new people (on- and offline), learn, expand your network and will be supported by coaches and experts in the meantime. We offer you an inspiring programme with lectures, interesting articles, webinars etc. in the field of trends in Food & Beverage. But most of all and the best motivation to join: you can really contribute to catering facilities on our Campus in the future!
The output of this event shall be included in the WUR Vison Statement concerning Food & Beverage, which will be the fundament for the public tender contracts in the field of eating and drinking facilities at Wageningen UR for the next few years.
So don`t you like our coffee now? Or want to have healthier options? Create less waste? Do you already have a vision or good idea how to make things better? This is your chance to have a say! You will be heard, so join us and sign up!
What can I expect from my teamcoach?
Your teamcoach will meet online with your team on 26th of October. Then you will make arrangements on how your team is going to plan the activities in the coming 2 weeks. Your teamcoach will tell you how he or she can be reached for guidance and at what time. Your coach will check in with you regularly to check how things are going and help with your questions or support you with the help you need.
Who can and will attend the (online) event?
We are on the quest for creative, engaged, motivated and enthusiast WUR employees and students who want to contribute to a healthy, sustainable and tasteful future of Food and Beverage facilities on our Campus.
Are you a foodie? Or someone who has experience in the actual food and beverage supply and who has ideas how to improve? Do you have brilliant concepts in mind on less food waste? Do you know how to integrate WUR research results in our future product range? Are you interested in and do you have ideas on new catering concepts? Do you know how to implement more innovation and circularity in the field of eating and drinking?
That’s exactly what we need! Sign up as an individual team member and choose the theme you want to work on. We’ll bring you together in a team. Or encourage your co-students and/or WUR colleagues to participate with a fixed group of 4 to 6 people. Both options are possible. We’re looking forward to input and great ideas from all of you. Sign up and join us!
What can I win?
You will always win an inspiring experience, new connections, support of coaches and experts and opportunities to expand your network in the world of Food & Beverage, facility management, innovation and sustainability and business.
We also offer you an opportunity to learn new things, meet other people and get inspired by trends in the world of Food and Beverage. Our after-party (on- or offline, we’ll see) with drinks and bites for your team and other participants will be great!
Most of all you can practically contribute to a better, healthier and more sustainable range of eating and drinking products at WUR in the near future!
Our jury will decide which teams come up with the best ideas and will reward them with some original and attractive prices.
The best ideas will be implemented, if your team is a winner or not. So if you deliver an idea that’s not winning but nevertheless brilliant: you will gain the priceless honour of really contributing to the Future of Food & Beverage @WUR!
What do I need to attend?
We’ll organize almost everything for you. Team partners if needed, support and assistance. Technical facilities and online logging in to join our common platform for plenary sessions will be provided for. So you need to have your laptop with WIFI option loaded and just bring your own creative mind with you. That will do, and we’ll take care of the rest!
Can I register as a team or as an individual?
Teams from 4 to 6 persons in total can be registered together as fixed team. Individual registration, or registration with one or two colleagues/co-students is also possible. We link these people to create new teams of both employees, students and mixed teams.
Do I have to pitch my idea(s)?
One of the representatives of every team will have her/his 3 to 5 minutes of fame during the elevator pitches in the finals. The jury, composed of highly respected representatives in the worlds of Facility Management, Food & Beverage, Business and Sustainable Food will decide afterwards who will be the winner(s).
How about eventual follow-up of my/our ideas?
As the event is organized in the Netherlands Dutch patent- and copyright laws apply. We will evaluate the ideas after the event with our participants. Might there be ideas to develop to successful concepts or products, we can cooperate with partners like StartHub and StartLife Wageningen and their advisors, business partners and investors to take further steps.