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Advances in Food Innovation

June 18, 2018 to June 22, 2018

Overview

The past decades have resulted in unparalleled progress in food technology, driven by innovation that spans across disciplines as diverse as agriculture, big data and machine learning, and materials science. This intense course will cover different aspects of innovative paradigms to optimize and adapt existing processes as they pertain to the production, distribution, and consumption of food. Participants will explore groundbreaking insights at the interfaces of traditional disciplinary boundaries and receive practical training in creative methods, innovation, and entrepreneurship through a variety of interactive learning experiences. Integrated around key concepts in food, participants will be exposed to multiple perspectives in engineering, technology, and science. The course encompasses both scientific and entrepreneurial aspects, including startups in the food industry and creativity by world-leading chefs. This course focuses on four fundamental areas that underpin food innovation: The application of advanced technologies, such as new materials, data, and machines, in both conventional and unconventional agricultural production The use of data and modeling to improve the production and distribution of food by enhanced precision by using nanotechnology, biotechnology, and other cutting edge engineering solutions, combined with large-scale data analytics and simulation Food access and distribution, including new technologies for preservation and presentation and the use of unconventional ingredients New and creative methods at the interface of science, engineering, and the arts that will push the boundaries of conventional methods to generate new tasting experiences. WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is highly interactive and immerses participants into key frontier technologies with hands-on participation. It is designed for people working in food-related industry roles, such as VPs, directors, or managers of R&D; research scientists and engineers; chefs and restaurant owners; and government administrators in food areas (U.S. or overseas). Industries that would benefit from this course include chemical, machinery, environmental, commodity production (agricultural), seed manufacturing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, venture capital, and agricultural non-profits including cooperatives. The course will be particularly suitable for members of the food innovation space including food startups, restaurants, and innovative distribution solutions.

Location

Cambridge, MA USA

MIT is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The campus, situated in close proximity to Boston’s Logan International Airport, profits from Boston’s excellent public transportation system and the on-campus Tech Shuttle. The closest subway station is Kendall Square, which acts as a commercial center for MIT and the local community.

Registration

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, CONTACT:

MIT Professional Education - Short Programs
238 Main Street, Suite 401
Cambridge, MA 02139
TEL: 617 253 2101 * FAX: 617 258 8831
e-mail: shortprograms@mit.edu

ILP members receive a 15% discount on all MIT Professional Education open enrollment programs held in Massachusetts. ILP members receive a 15% discount on all MIT Professional Education courses. To obtain the discount code, click here (you must be signed in to this website as an ILP member to access the code).