COMFOCUS is continually working on Open Call 2 that gives an opportunity for early career researchers to visit a food consumer science institute in Europe and conduct research there using emerging technologies. 61 applicants from 28 countries were already selected and are ready to go to the nine institutes and start first experiments!
In order to strengthen cooperation with the selected applicants and start building a food consumer science community, COMFOCUS launched a community event on October, 30, 2023!
Consortium members, as well as International Advisory Board (IAB), stakeholders and selected applicants participated in the event and got an overview of the last months’ work, shared by the COMFOCUS project members Machiel Reinders (Project Coordinator), Hans van Trijp (Scientific Coordinator), Ellen van Kleef (Professor of Wageningen University), Elena Horska (Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Agriculture at the University of Nitra), Violeta Stancu (Aarhus University) and a member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) Silvain Deplanque, who talked about the importance of COMFOCUS in today’s science.
Interesting discussions in five breakout rooms on different emerging technologies, led by the consortium members, aimed at identifying the specific values each emerging technology can bring to the participants’ research.
The meeting was a great start of the COMFOCUS community and a step towards a better and sustainable food future for everyone!