EIT Food

EIT Food is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), part of the EIT, which was set up to transform our food ecosystem. By connecting consumers with businesses, start-ups, researchers and students from around Europe, EIT Food supports innovative and economically sustainable initiatives which improve our health, our access to quality food, and our environment.

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EIT Food connects businesses, research centres, universities and consumers.

Find out more about what EIT Food can do for you:

  • Professionals & Entrepreneurs

    Grow your business by meeting exceptional talents from different sectors and generating new market opportunities. Whether you want to start a new venture, improve your competitiveness, or find out how to access support and finance.

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  • Researchers

    Get your ideas off the ground. Boost your research or bring your innovation to the market. Find opportunities to access support and finance.

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  • Students

    Unleash your innovation potential by combining your technical studies with entrepreneurial know-how in our unique set of programmes.

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  • For everyone

    Share your ideas with the food sector and co-create with us. Become an ambassador of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle - a true change agent.

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Some EIT Food activities

  • Food System Master of Science Programme
    • Students
    Master Programme

    The flagship Master in Food Systems programme is EIT Food’s unique offering to develop top talent for the food sector. The programme is based on a combination of essential skills to become effective innovators and entrepreneurs in the food sector along with key technical skills that are tailored to the individual career pathway for each student. The programme will be finalised in the first half of 2019, and a first intake of 90 students is expected in September 2019. The Masters in Food Systems programme is fundamentally distinct from what any of the KIC Universities are offering at the moment, and indeed unique for the sector and beyond. The programme is based on a T-model approach, where broad competences regarding food systems knowledge and innovation and entrepreneurship are combined with in-depth technical skills as specified by industry.

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  • Venture creation as part of food related trade and scientific events II

    Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research in Olsztyn (IARFR) Poland, Matis ohf in Iceland, VTT in Finland and University of Cambridge, England will run a venture creation workshop connected to XXIV Session of Young Scientific Staff and VII International Session for Young Researchers in Olsztyn Poland in June 2019. The participants will learn the art of creation by building and testing their own strategy instead of listening to theory as well as the opportunity to find others to launch a startup with. It will address the needs of students from RIS countries. The proposed action addresses the challenge of improving entrepreneurial culture, gaps in talents and skills of university graduates as well as well as insufficient adoption of emerging technologies. There is an opportunity to get more impact out of food-related scientific events by linking them to “Venturing Schools”.

    Click here if you want to know more about this interesting workshop. Better be fast, because the deadline for applications is until the 31st of March!

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  • Games of Foods

    The Games of Foods project is set to increase knowledge and awareness of balanced nutrition and a healthy lifestyle through the design and application of escape games. It delivers a novel conceptual model and practical examples of how to generate informative and exciting activities on food quality and nutrition to positively influence consumer behavior toward healthier diets. We focus on escape games, as they are a growing trend, taking an estimated 10m euros in revenues every year. Our outcomes will provide an operative and effective methodology for developing state-of-the-art escape games for the use of organisations, such as food and hi-tech companies, schools, and museums. We will provide a conceptual, physical, and digital manifestation for conveying educational, social, and environmental messages in a fun and inspiring way. The project will play a central role in communicating information about smart food choices to increase public interest and involvement.

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Latest blog post

  • Out of Date: An intelligent food freshness label that can help tackle food waste
    Out of Date: An intelligent food freshness label that can help tackle food waste

    06/03/2019

    Shockingly, we dispose of a third of all the food we produce and a lot of food waste is linked to 'date marking'. Maria Hidalgo, Co-Founder and CEO ColorSensing, is on a mission to change this with her startup ColorSensing. Discover how her technology can tell you the truth about what is happening inside the food package. 

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