Through a unique partnership between academia and entrepreneurs, Innovation Institute for Food & Health (IIFH) joins with host investor groups in 2019 to support UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in developing hands-on entrepreneurial experience in food and agriculture innovation.
Fellows will learn how investors evaluate startups and how to conduct critical experiments, studies or prototyping to get their own innovations to market. Host venture groups are mission-aligned with the IIFH vision of food system transformation to safer, more sustainable, and secure nutrition for all.
This immersive food-tech-entrepreneurship opportunity will be offered twice yearly, with flexible start dates. The 12 month program provides winning fellows up to $70K in funding for salary, tuition, travel and research expenses.