Kursnamn Food Business Challenge
Kursdatum 02.01.2024 - 31.05.2024
Yrkeshögskolan Seinäjoen ammattikorkeakoulu
Kursens språk Engelska
Studiepoäng 2 SP

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Lärare Lotta Haapala, Sanni Nikumatti
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Anmälningstid 20.11.2023 - 31.03.2024

Food Business Challenge

02.01.2024 - 31.05.2024


The Food Business Challenge is a nationwide student competition organized annually by Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences to search for new business ideas, products or services related to the food sector. The theme of the competition is sustainable food solutions, and you can participate either alone or with a team. The winner of the competition will have product prizes, valuable idea development services and visibility. The Food Business Challenge -course supports participation in the competition.

Learning outcomes of the course

  • The student has skills to identify and promote new ideas and opportunities related to the food chain.
  • The student has competence to interpret current factors and future trends affecting the activities of the food sector.
  • The student produces an idea description, independently or as a team, that considers the priorities of the competition.
  • After the course, the student will have the necessary skills to refine their ideas into a feasible concept.

The idea developed during the course is examined particularly by the following perspectives:

  • Uniqueness and added value of the idea
  • Opportunity or need in the market
  • Business perspective and risks
  • Competence required for implementation
  • Responsibility, sustainability perspective and opportunities of digitalization


No previous studies are required.


Assessment Criteria: Approved/Failed

Approved: Approved completion of the online course requires the completion of the learning tasks of the course and creating an idea description according to the criteria of the competition. The idea description must be returned within the deadline (2 ECTS credits). If the student participates in the Food Business Challenge and advances to the final, they will receive one additional credit for the course (total 3 ECTS credits).

Failed: The student does not complete the learning tasks included in the course within the time limit. The student does not have the required knowledge and skills that are included in the competency objectives.

Arbetsformer och schemaläggning

The course is conducted in the form of online studies. The student familiarizes with the online materials of the course and produces an idea description according to the criteria of the competition consisting of learning tasks. The idea description can be produced either independently or in a student team. It is also possible to participate in the course without submitting your idea to the competition.


The learning tasks are returned as a word or pdf file, video or other digital format produced by the student(s).

Mer information

All students, regardless of their field of study, are welcome to attend the course. Now You have the opportunity to influence what the food is in the future, how it will be produced, bought and consumed. Only sky is the limit!


Ilmoittautuminen sähköisellä lomakkeella avautuu 20.11.2023 klo 8.00. Opintojakso on maksuton läsnäoleville tutkinto-opiskelijoille, avoimen amk:n polkuopiskelijoille sekä ammatillisten opettajakorkeakoulujen opiskelijoille ja vaihto-opiskelijoille. Linkki lomakkeelle löytyy tämän sivun yläosasta. Huom. SeAMKin omat opiskelijat ilmoittautuvat Peppi-järjestelmän kautta.

The courses are free of charge for degree students at universities of applied sciences and for Open Studies’ path students. Also students from schools of professional teacher education and exchange students may select courses and complete the courses free of charge. The enrollment period begins on 20th November at 8 am. See Enroll button in the beginning of this page. Notice! The degree students of SeAMK sign up through Peppi (