EIT Digital Professional School

Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 in Food Processing

A blended training course based on a new approach considering the specific requirements and constraints of the implementation of digitization and industry 4.0 in the food processing industry for improved process control, flexible production for meeting the diversity of consumer needs at reasonable costs, maintenance, logistics.

The new skills (technical, management, business, innovation) and experience of the trainees on working in transdisciplinary teams at the face2face workshop will enable them to act as champions/promoters of the introduction and diffusion of the concept, innovative technology and business approach of the application of the digital and i4.0 solutions for the modernization of the food industry.

Digital solution providers will explore and understand the specific problems, needs and requirements of the food processing while food industry professionals will meet and learn the new possibilities and enablers of digitalization and Industry4.0. The face-2-face workshop and group work will enable a transdisciplinary dialogue, mutual understanding and community building between the representatives of the different professions.

Key take aways / Benefits

Who should attend

Learnings Goals

Gain deeper insight into the basic aspects of application of digital and Industry4.0 solutions of food processing and the possibilities provided by digitalization and Industry 4.0 for the Food Industry

Discover the possibilities and limitations of the implementation of digital solutions in the food processing

Understand the basics and trends of consumer needs and customer requirements in the Food Industry

Experience the opportunities provided by the implementation of digital solutions in the food processing

Course Content

This course provides background knowledge and hands-on trainings on

Format: 4 e-learning modules (4 x 4 hours within two weeks) + 3 days 6 hours/day online workshop with case studies and group exercises (virtual F2F); equivalent to 4 mandays in sum


Date: Online course: 17-28 May 2021; virtual F2F online workshop: 1-3 June 2021

Price:1850€ excluding tax (virtual F2F online workshop)

Language: English

Registration via the following link:


Eng. Giacomo Copani

(author, trainer), Head of Manufacturing Business Models Research at National Research Council of Italy (STIIMA-CNR). Cluster Manager of AFIL, the Advanced Manufacturing Cluster of Lombardy Region. He is an expert in manufacturing business models design/assessment and industrial servitization processes. Coordinator and WP leader of several European and National projects.

Dr. Walter Terkaj

(author, trainer), Researcher at STIIMA-CNR and formerly Adjunct Professor at Politecnico di Milano. He has experience in the study and modelling of production systems aimed at supporting the design, performance evaluation, management and control in the scope of digital factory technology. He participated in several national and European research projects (FP7, H2020, Erasmus+).

Dr. Giovanni Attolico

(author, trainer), Leader of the Research on the application of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence to Food Quality and Safety Control at National Research Council of Italy (STIIMA-CNR). He has a long experience in processing and analysis of multispectral and hyperspectral images. Leader of research units in projects founded by public institutions and private companies.

dr. András Sebők

(author, trainer), General Manager of Campden BRI Hungary. 44 years’ experience in food industry R+I, training, knowledge transfer, food safety management – hygiene, application of digital solutions in food processing. Chairman of the research & innovation expert group of the FoodDrink Europe. Leader of the EIT FOOD RIS Hub in Hungary. WP leader, participant of several H2020, FP7 and FP6 projects.

Attila Berczeli

(author, trainer), Deputy General Manager of Campden BRI Hungary. Relevant experience in food industry R+I, training, knowledge transfer, food safety management – hygiene, application of digital solutions in food processing.

Marta Alexy

(author, trainer), agricultural engineer, leader of the Agricultural Informatics research group at ELTE Faculty of Informatics.

Ádám Tarcsi

(author, trainer), IT researcher, Dean’s Advisor on Strategic Affairs, Lecturer at Department of Media & Educational Technology, founder at IoT&Data Innovation Lab at Eötvös Loránd University

About the suppliers of the masterclass

Campden BRI Hungary is a private food industrial R+D+I organization, with long national & international R&D&I practice, training experiences to a large number of food businesses, providing R+D+I, KTT, auditing food safety management systems and implementation of capacity building programs, and improving competitiveness through sustainable production and reduction of use of resources. It has relevant experience in matching food industry needs and digital & I4.0 solutions and has a key role in different European transdisciplinary projects related to digitalisation.

CNR is the major public body in Italy performing research, innovation and supporting education and policy making, with experience in Industry 4.0.

Hungarian ELTE university’s Faculty of Informatics has long experience on IoT, big data analytics - artificial intelligence.