TRANSIT aims to train early stage researchers that are capable working on the interface of food science, microbiology, biotechnology, food engineering, socio-economics. To achieve this, it is essential to go beyond isolated academic or industrial research projects and expose students to the expertise across industrial and academic sectors. TRANSIT achieves this goal by hosting students in a stimulating consortium with supervisory teams from large and small internationally operating companies and a diverse group of established and upcoming academic experts. Many collaborations already exist among TRANSIT’s partners, while exciting new collaborations are also envisioned in the consortium dynamics.