Our Pioneering Innovative Food for Seniors (PIFS) Open Education Resources is a new, free and open access training model that curates different areas of knowledge and skills development in the high-growth area of food for seniors. Its main ambition is to provide food sector trainers and food SMEs with new resources to improve their innovation teachings to focus specifically on the potential of food for the senior market. Through engaging content, it will show how being innovative in food New Product Development is key to success.

Designed by food sector specialists, and based on the very latest innovation approaches, the Open Education Resources give trainers new content to upskill food SMEs with food innovation knowledge and entrepreneurship skills to introduce nutrient-enriched and segment-specific food products and services to the senior market. Being equipped with this up-to-date knowledge, SMEs will be able to capitalise on this niche market opportunity and start or grow their businesses.  Importantly, it will simultaneously empower senior consumers with wider and more appropriate food choices to meet their needs.

Who will benefit from this course?

Pioneering Innovative Food for Seniors (PIFS) Open Education Resources will impact the following participants:

  • Organisations providing Vocation Education and Training to food start-up entrepreneurs and SMEs interested in the high growth topic.
  • Food innovation networks at regional, national and EU levels
  • Policy makers in terms of public health and economic development

Our Open Education Resources enable critical innovation and entrepreneurial skills development that will help companies respond to the increasing demand for new food products and services within the Silver Economy.  It will also increase the recognition of the role of VET education in achieving market-led product & innovation training for food SMEs across the EU.

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Click on the tabs below to discover our 6 modules and Educators Guide, which are full of engaging content, learner exercises/quizzes, additional materials and multimedia content. Educators are free to adapt the materials to their own teaching needs.