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Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology

Discover how innovative technologies could revolutionise the food sector

Course information


5 weeks

Weekly duration

4 hours


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This course is free for 5 weeks, from the moment you start.

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About : Discover how innovative technologies could revolutionise the food sector

Please note that this course runs without facilitation. A Spanish version of the course can be found here.

Food quality and safety is increasingly under threat as natural resources are stretched by climate change, hunger, and explosive population growth.

On this course, you’ll learn how the food sector can respond to these challenges by adopting innovative tech. You’ll discover how data-enabled technologies are becoming more accessible and affordable, driving a revolution in how the food business operates.

You’ll identify how these innovations can make the food chain and food systems more efficient and productive, allowing them to contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Advantages :

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the different technologies which can transform the food sector
  • Identify the issues related to a sustainable and innovative food system which delivers the dietary needs of a rising population in a safe, sustainable and responsible way
  • Explain food sensing technologies for the provision of authentic food ‘fit for human consumption'.
  • Develop an appreciation of the economic, environmental and health benefits which digital technology can offer the food system
  • Produce an innovation plan to bring the food sector to the forefront of innovation
  • Assess the issues in transitioning to a digitalised food system – economic, environmental, technical, political, welfare and market factors

Structure & Modules : What are you going to learn over 5 weeks?

Week 1: Precision Farming

  • Precision Agriculture
  • Agricultural robotics

Week 2: Manufacturing Technologies

  • Novel Food Ingredients
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food Packaging

Week 3: Food Sensing Technologies

  • Food Quality
  • Food Safety
  • Food Authenticity

Week 4: Personalised Nutrition and Consumer Engagement

  • Personalised Nutrition
  • 3D Food Printing
  • New ways of shopping and digitial engagement

Week 5: Management Perspectives

  • Management Perspectives

Partners : Where can you find this course?

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