interspin participated as practice partner in a large consortium competing twice for support from the EU's Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions to build Innovative Training Networks.
In the project eDish : Enable Value Chain Managers to Disrupt Traditional Food Supply Chains
interspin would support the development and training of PhD students focussed on social entrepreneurship in the area of sustainable food supply chains. We would both have facilitated innovative workshops with the students and supported the candidates in a Swiss residency shared with HSG University of St Gallen. Supporting the students we would be offering our network and competences from PlasticTwist and other bottom-up consumer focussed projects. In the interesting process we had the opportunity to learn from colleagues in UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy and Finland, and Austria competent in areas from Food Incubation to Social Enterprises, to Digital Business, and Science to Business Marketing.
We reached the top 4 proposals and eventually it was tough to hear that in 2020 only one project was funded by the commission. However, it remained a very exciting process and we would be happy to give it another try.