EIT Food

NPD Skills: learn through experience

Leveraging skills of researchers and employees in the food industry

The NPD Skills 2022 was a great success!

Thank you for your engagement, participation and insights!

About NPD Skills in a Nutshell

NPD Skills in a nutshell is a one-day, free online event focused on new product development in the food sector.
The event is composed of three independent workshops delivered by exceptional experts and NPD practitioners.

You can attend the whole event or selected parts – the choice is yours!

Functional food
theory and practice

22 November 2022 (CET)
  1. What is functional food?
  2. Nutrition and health claims
  3. Functional food development

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Katarzyna Świąder (Asisstant Professor – Warsaw University of Life Science)

New Product Development
how to do it right?

22 November 2022 (CET)
10:30 – 12:30
  1. New product development process in FMCG organisations
  2. Key elements of the new product development process
  3. New product development in practice: how to do it right? (case study)

Interactive workshop

Michał Baran (Senior R&D Manager Green Factory Sp. z o.o.)

Global trends on food market
the challenges in New Product Development Process

22 November 2022 (CET)
13:30 – 14:30
  1. Top consumer trends in food market
  2. From lab to production – new product development process in a start-up company
  3. Challenges during new product development and market introduction


Zbigniew Skwarski (Co-founder of of food start-up “Yoush”)

Join us and get a professional training certificate!

About NPD Skills

Do you work in the food industry? Do you want to improve your skills in New Product Development? We invite you to participate in the EIT Food NPD Skills workshop! Join the workshop and become an expert in the development of new products in the food market!


The NPD Skills workshop brings together food professionals from different backgrounds and countries. It offers a professional blended-learning training aimed to encourage the development of pioneering product ideas in the food industry in RIS countries. The workshop is designed to teach the tools, techniques and best practices developed to support the NPD process and enable you to learn through experience.

The workshop addresses contemporary challenges related to new product development in the food industry. It is based on innovative approaches to teaching and learning and is prepared and delivered by experts from industry, universities and research institutes.

You can expect to develop your skills thanks to live food processing sessions, sensory evaluations, video case studies, virtual tours, teamwork, simulation-based exercises, and insights from real case studies of various global companies and startups. On the top of this, NPD Skills offers room to network and present research results.


The NPD Skills workshop is a unique opportunity to learn through experience, meet professionals working in the food industry and expand knowledge in the field of new product development!

Join the workshop and you will be ready to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control projects aimed at the development and marketing of new products and services, as well as to introduce innovations to the market in the food industry.

Let us help you turn your ideas into action and make you an NPD expert!

The NPD Skills is an international event. All communication will be in English.



Blended-learning training

The workshop consists of two parts: one online and one in-person. Both parts are obligatory.
Additionally, the workshop concluding session will be held online in November 2022.

Part 1

The first part of the workshop will be delivered as an online training and the participants will have the opportunity to choose one of the convenient set of dates. (participants should indicate the preferred set of dates in the application form).
The workshop will be held in two identical sessions:

  • Option 1: 05.04.2022 – 29.04.2022 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  • Option 2: 09.05.2022 – 01.06.2022 (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Part 2

The second part of the workshop (if sanitary conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic allow) will be held in-person in Warsaw, as a two-day concluding session, on 23 – 24.06.2022 (Thursday – Friday).

Final concluding session – November 2022

Reasons to join

  • Develop your NPD skills by learning through experience!
  • Find out how COVID-19 has impacted new product development in the food industry!
  • Learn how to create and execute NPD projects by understanding the market and consumer needs!
  • Apply sensory analysis in the process of food design!
  • Experience in real time the processing of food products using innovative methods!
  • Discover how to handle competing project requirements and constraints!
  • Learn from successful and unsuccessful product development case studies!
  • Team up with professionals from RIS countries and identify how to meet the needs of food sector customers!
  • Network and share your experiences with directors, managers, researchers, scientists and other experts working in the agri-food industry!
  • Present research results and NPD-related ideas during the workshop knowledge sharing session!
  • Get a professional training certificate!
  • Gain new knowledge on NPD in the food industry, apply it in practice and make the difference!
  • Become an expert in New Product Development!
  • Still not convinced enough to participate? See past editions and convince yourself that you should join the NPD Skills training!

Past Editions:

Project Partners

Are you ready to take your NPD skills to the new level?

The ideal applicant should:

  • Be a food professional employed in companies, academia or research institutes;
  • Have an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving and willingness to share their knowledge with other participants of the EIT Food NPD Skills workshops;
  • Have relevant knowledge and experience in the food sector (preferably connected to new product development);
  • Have working knowledge of English language (the course will be held in English);
  • Be highly motivated to participate in the EIT Food NPD Skills;
  • Be a citizen of one of the RIS countries, including: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain).

How to Apply

To apply to the NPD Skills workshop, please visit the EIT Food Application Portal

Set up an account

Fill in the application form

You can interrupt the registration process make breaks and come back to your application later to make your final submission.


Please remember to read the
 TERMS & CONDITIONS before applying to the NPD Skills workshop

1st application deadline: March 13, 2022 (23:59 CEST)
2nd application deadline: March 30, 2022 (23:59 CEST)
Final application deadline: April 24, 2022 (23:59 CEST)
Applications are evaluated in an ongoing mode.

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