The University of Cambridge has played a major role in winning a £340 million EU Innovation programme to change the way we eat, grow and distribute food. The project, called EIT Food, is a consortium of 50+ partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across 13 countries. EIT Food's vision is to put Europe at the centre of a global revolution in food innovation and production, and its value in society. It will carry out a range of activities that cover the entire innovation chain.
The EIT Food Events and Education Projects Co-ordinator will act as the Cambridge lead on two specific activities in 2019. The first activity, called #AnnualFoodAgenda, will consist of 32 public events across the UK, Poland and Spain in 2019 run by Cambridge and the various other project partners. The role holder will take the lead in planning and running eight themed UK events including public debates, hands-on activities and interactive exhibitions. All events will aim to encourage people to think about the food they eat, raise awareness about the food system, and empower people to make healthier nutritional choices.
The second activity, called FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Infotainment Series, will encourage changes in attitudes towards food and nutrition through virtual reality (VR) films/animations. The aim is to inspire younger generations while also educating about eating well for balanced nutrition. The role holder will organise and run focus groups in Cambridge to gather feedback on new VR film content produced by consortium partners, recruiting relevant participants and reporting on findings, and using feedback to formulate supplementary educational resources for classroom use. The role holder will lead, with IMDEA, the formulation of a public relations plan involving public and academic outlets.
For online and PR activities, the Co-ordinator will also establish and develop ambassadors for the series and its content and consumer focused, engaging activities. The Coordinator will be integral in managing the University of Cambridge's project tasks, milestones and budget for the project.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
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