Course Audience

The course is designed for HEI, VET and Business Support providers who have a keen interest in teaching, encouraging and supporting entrepreneurs in the food industry.

For teachers and tutors the course will look at the importance of developing individuals innovation and entrepreneurial skills, finding new ways to integrate high quality entrepreneurship education into creative services and structures by training aspiring food entrepreneurs.

For those interested in the food industry, the course will help them gain a better understanding of the actual industry, how to develop their entrepreneurial skills and how highly employers value innovative individuals. The goal of the course is to empower individuals to become entrepreneurs and high valued employees.

The materials are designed for various uses. The course can be delivered as a complete curriculum or parts of it might be integrated to supplement other courses. All materials are provided as open source and each section of this course of­fers a variety of additional online materials such as case studies and activities about the topic.

As some learners might want to learn the content (or just parts of it) individually, all mod­ules and additional learning resources are pro­vided online.

Teachers and tutors can also use the course on their own for professional development. In­formation about how we suggest the materials can be used are provided at the beginning of each trainers guide for each module.

The course can be used in a classroom envi­ronment as well as a self-contained distance learning course.


Classroom Course Components

The syllabus of the Food Incubators Transforming Regions classroom course is di­vided into 6 different units called modules, each of them focusing on different aspects of food industries and entrepreneurship:

Module 1: Creating Possibilities for Food Incubation in your Region

Module 2: Different Models of Food Incubators

Module 3: Food Incubators Business Strategy

Module 4: Stimulating Demand

Module 5: Accessing Resources

Module 6: Connecting to collaborations & communities

Each Module has three different training resources:.

  1. A PowerPoint/PDF Presentation – again this is to be used in conjunction with the Tutor’s Guide, this is a suggested course and includes the materials and activities. If it is your first time delivering the course, this is a good starting point.
  2. Trainer’s Guide- such materials can add value and compliment the learner’s the presentations.
  3. Learners Workbook- each module has a workbook that compliments each PowerPoint and other resources.

You can download the course (PowerPoints, Learner Workbooks and a Trainer’s Guide) as a zip file.

Although the Food Incubators Transforming Regions classroom course is designed as a complete curriculum, each module can be used as a stand-alone session. Therefore, each module starts with a basic introduction about the topic which can be skipped if you use more than one module or the whole course.

You do not need to use the materials in any particular order. If you want to concentrate on a specific topic you can jump in at your point of interest – although using the whole course is suggested.

Download the Classroom Course

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