FOODBIZ is based on action-research and adopts participative techniques to facilitate exchange and co-creation. The project outputs will provide methods and tools to make communities working, learning materials generated by the need expressed by the joint work of territorial stakeholders, and final guidelines to support other communities to adopt the project approach.


The FOODBIZ Handbook provides
– the core methodology to be applied to the project action, in order to involve stakeholders and promote their active contribution and empowerment about the relevance of food and gastronomy for place branding and regional development, the value of universities as partners, and the role of higher education students as innovators and intrapreneurs in companies, or entrepreneurs in new start-ups;
– formats and tools to apply the designed methodology;
– procedures for the identification of learning gaps and to establish mechanisms to answer learning needs with tailored, on-demand learning opportunities;
– insights to support higher education students in their future transitions between education and labour market in the addressed field (also through entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship), aimed at fostering awareness of higher education students on their potential as future workers and entrepreneurs.
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The FOODBIZ learning communities are places and people where the process of co-creation for local development between university, students, business players and policy makers stakeholders takes place.

Do you want to learn how? Download the FOODBIZ Handbook

Have a look to the work of the communities in Italy, Poland, Croatia and Sweden in the News section. Stay tuned and follow the project activities in Facebook!



FOODBIZ will provide soon open educational resources to support students, producers and stakeholders in food and gastronomy.
From this page, from October 2018 you will have access to the FOODBIZ learning platform: stay tuned and follow the project activities in Facebook!



The FOODBIZ experience and its materials will be published as open educational resources in October 2019.
Stay tuned and follow the project activities in Facebook!