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Summer Academy

Our Summer Academy is an annual initiative developed by Frulact in partnership with Higher Educational Entities. We challenge students to enter their projects and business ideas, to be developed with (and within) Frulact.

"In my opinion, these initiatives are extremely important for the training of new professionals, as they provide the opportunity to materialize the proposals (which were entered in the competition), thus gaining a real experience of what a business is really like. In quite the same way, it is also enriching for the company as it allows constant connection with young people, promoting innovation of its product range and consequently differentiating itself in the market. Finally, I would like to thank all the people who helped me make this possible with a special reference to the Plant Based Product Development team – OATVITA."

-Josué Gonçalves winner of the challenge 2019, on this date student of Universidade do Minho

"With this internship I aimed to develop the idea entered in the competition and to improve my skills in the area of ​​new product development. Not only did I achieve the goals I set for myself, but also this experience proved to be valuable in understanding the operation and organization of a company which is a standard in the food business, which I consider quite relevant for those who are still studying. Frulact's openness to the ideas of the winners also reveals its innovative character and, of course, its excellent technical and human resources who support project development and guidance, in a motivating environment which acts as a catalyst for new ideas."

-Márcia Soares Gonçalves, winner of the challenge 2019, on this date student of Universidade do Porto and Universidade do Minho

"During this month I spent at Frulact Summer Academy I was given the opportunity to develop new products for the food industry. I was able to have contact with the business environment, to learn and to develop new professional and transversal skills. It was a very enriching experience and I leave a word of thanks to all the members of the Research, Development and Innovation team who were always very helpful!"

-Inês Braga, winner of the challenge 2019, on this date student of Universidade do Minho

"My participation in the Summer Academy was an added value in my vocational training, allowing me to acquire and broaden knowledge by materializing my idea. I encourage other students to join because it is an excellent opportunity to be in touch with the food industry and incredible professionals who reward creativity and commitment and are always willing to help. Thank you so much Frulact for the opportunity!"

-Ana Beatriz Cunha winner of the challenge 2019, on this date student of Universidade de Coimbra

""Frulact Summer Academy gave me the opportunity to join a company, showing me first hand a real industrial environment that was unknown to me. This was a different, challenging and good mood experience! ""

-Rita Araújo winner of the chalenge 2018, on this date student of Universidade de Aveiro

""I think the Frulact Summer Academy is an extremely interesting and enriching internship program! This internship not only gave me the opportunity to materialize my idea but also allowed me to develop my creativity, acquire new knowledge and to contact with several incredible people from the Research, Development and Innovation departments who have always been very helpful. The four weeks I spent at Frulact were extremely positive, contributing to my professional and personal growth and so I will not hesitate to recommend my friends to the Frulact 2019 Summer Academy! ""

-Ângela Esteves winner of the challenge 2018, on this date student of Universidade de Aveiro

""This opportunity to become part of the Frulact universe and to have experienced a context more related to the food industry, with the development of innovative products, was extremely rewarding. In addition to the knowledge I gained, I still have to thank the good atmosphere and friendliness of everyone I contacted! Thank you very much!""

-Rafael Duarte winner of the challenge 2018, on this date student of Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto