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    Ecotrophelia UK Competition Seeks to Reward Students for Innovation in Food Science


    Ecotrophelia UK, an annual competition run by the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) and research organisation Campden BRI, has now opened up to entries for the 2017 competition.

    Ecotrophelia UK, which is now in its fifth year, is open to teams of 2-10 people, comprised of undergraduate or postgraduate students under the age of 35, and aims to promote “the creation of eco-innovative food products”.

    Entries close on March 29th. From there, shortlisted teams will be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of industry specialists including representatives from Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer, Food Manufacture, PepsiCo, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Unilever, Warburtons and Mondelez, on June 6th 2017.

    The winning team will be awarded a prize of £2,000 and will then move on to represent the UK at the European final, which will take place in November 2017. Last year’s finalists, Ryan Clifford and Dominic Urban, managed to pick up the bronze award for their non-dairy ice cream alternative, which replaced dairy protein with algal protein. It is hoped that the UK team this year will match or exceed their result.

    Andrew Gardner, operations director for IFST, said of the competition, “Ecotrophelia UK provides an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their talent and gain an insight into the whole food and drink industry, from product development through to marketing and finance. They are our future food scientists and technologists and this experience will be invaluable for their careers in the industry.”

    You can find more information about the competition on the Ecotrophelia UK website.


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