GMIT offers free course in food innovation and entrepreneurship

Brendan Allen, Castlemine Farms, JP McMahon, Galway Restaurateur, and Dr Lisa Ryan, Head of Dept of Life Sciences, GMIT, launching details of the new Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship course.

Brendan Allen, Castlemine Farms, JP McMahon, Galway Restaurateur, and Dr Lisa Ryan, Head of Dept of Life Sciences, GMIT, launching details of the new Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship course.

GMIT is to offer a brand new and free Certificate in Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship course under the Government-funded Higher Education Springboard initiative. This part-time course will be delivered by high-profile entrepreneurs such as Brendan Allen, Castlemine Farms, JP McMahon, Galway Restaurateur, Ronan Byrne, Friendly farmer, and Declan Droney, Kinvara Smoked Salmon.

This part-time Certificate (Level 9 ) will be delivered over two days per week for nineteen weeks beginning on the Galway campus on Tuesday January 19 2016 and on the Mayo campus in March 2016. The course is fully funded by the Springboard Higher Education programme. With only sixty places on offer applicants are encouraged to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Dr Lisa Ryan, Head of Dept of Natural Sciences, GMIT, says: “This course is certain to cause great excitement within the food and agri communities. It is designed to encourage ambitious students to foster and develop their food and product development ideas into businesses.”

“The course will consist of three modules which will cover a variety of topics from idea generation to business model development, incorporating a (food ) sector specific theme. Each module will have significant input from external sources to give a real sense of engagement and authenticity.”

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