BIA Innovator Campus has an outward looking focus from the outset. Building on Galway’s EU Region of Gastronomy designation in 2018, we are partnered in interesting EU Transfer of Innovation projects, both working to have a transformational impact on the food sector and those who work in it.
The Covid pandemic and recession has accelerated our focus on youth and ensuring our work equips young people with the necessary resources to advance their skills set, career potential and play a meaningful role in society with expanded European perspectives and connections.
Sustain aims to empower food service SMEs with the innovation knowledge and skills to introduce healthy, affordable products to market, thus boosting their competitiveness and contribution to a healthier society.
Cook it Forward uses food culture as a driver for creative innovation. Students will propose innovative ways to lift the culinary traditions, forgotten regional ingredients and traditional cooking techniques to the 21st century demand. The programme develops students networking skills (working with world-of-work stakeholders), thus stimulating economic growth by developing a highly skilled workforce with employable skills.
BIA innovator Campus is delighted to join Little YETI (Little Youth Eco Tourism Initiative), an Erasmus+ youth project which aims to support young people in their commitment to share and value Europe in a more sustainable and civic way than before the COVID crisis. Over 30 months, Little YETI will develop the potential of young people and those who train them in tourism (including food tourism), environment, creative industries and cultural heritage development sectors, as well as supporting entrepreneurship.
Little YETI brings together 6 complementary partners (tourism, environment, European cultural heritage and youth) and spread geographically throughout Europe. BIA Innovator Campus is delighted to bring this exciting project to Ireland.
Athenry, Co Galway
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