Team of the JGU wins the 4th place of the "Frontier of Food" challenge

Team Innovation Networks (left to right: Nils Eggert, Rebekka Panitz, Viktoriia Voloshan, Jan Gruca and Johanna Kayser) © Ekipa

As part of the "Innovation Networks" seminar, which was led by Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler, a group of sociology students successfully participated in the "Frontier of Food" Challenge, finishing in 4th place. The interdisciplinary challenge was organized by Merck KGaA and Ekipa. The topic was "the future of food", which was handled very differently by the student teams.

The JGU team has worked on the subject of Clean Meat, developing a concept of how Merck could establish Clean Meat products on the market and simultaneously become a central actor for innovation in this area. For the first place it was not enough, nonetheless the team could be happy about winning 1000 euro prize money. The first place was taken by a team from the University Wageningen (Netherlands), which has developed a process for the fermentation of fruits.

Seminar for JGU students in summer semester 2019 (March 2018)

Fellows of the „Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“ (German Academic Scholarship Foundation) at St. John’s College of University of Cambridge, UK are invited to join the course „Policy Modelling Using Agent-Based Simulation“ led by Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler and fellow sociologist Prof. Dr. Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey, UK) in late Summer 2018 at the Studienstiftungs-Akademie „Zukunft. Future“ in Cambridge, UK.