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EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted

The EIT Food core tasks

We focus on four different areas to change the food system in a holistic way:

Innovation

Innovation

We are fostering collaboration across the entire food system to develop innovative technologies, products and services and to build a shared vision for the future of food, transforming it for the better..

Education

Education

We are attracting, developing and empowering talent to lead the transformation of the food system into an innovative sector that produces healthy and sustainable food, and is trusted by society.  

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Startups play a fundamental role in transforming the food system. We support innovative impactful agrifood entrepreneurs and startups to deliver new food innovations and businesses in Europe.

Public engagement

Public engagement

We believe that we are all responsible for, and connected to, the food that we eat so we all need to work together to improve it.

The Food Fight podcast

The Food Fight podcast

A podcast series examining the biggest challenges facing the food system, and the innovations and entrepreneurs looking to solve them. We ask the questions everyone wants answered, so this is not one to miss! Sign up to our newsletter or contact us at: podcast@eitfood.eu for more information.

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A conversation with the Expert Community: Giuseppe Scionti shares his view on plant based protein and the impact of COVID-19

A conversation with the Expert Community: Giuseppe Scionti shares his view on plant based protein and the impact of COVID-19

Food Tank President, Dani Nierenberg, sat down with Giuseppe Scionti, Novameat CEO and animal tissue engineering expert, to talk about the post-pandemic future of alternative meat.

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EIT FAN Stories: Completeorganics

EIT FAN Stories: Completeorganics

Do you know what is the oldest and most natural process to preserve food? Fermentation. Not only does it maintain the nutritional value from fresh vegetables, it also creates probiotic...

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Battle of the Labels: How should the EU update food packaging labels to encourage healthier choices?

Battle of the Labels: How should the EU update food packaging labels to encourage healthier choices?

Nutrition labels on pre-packaged foods can be an effective way to educate and communicate with the public about food and health. By law, nutrition labels in the European Union must...

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Latest news

Applications open for Innovation Prizes competition!

Applications open for Innovation Prizes competition!

10 February 2020

EIT Food is looking for early stage agrifood startups from Southern and Eastern Europe to join the Innovation Prizes competition. Most innovative startups can win up to €5,000 in regional....

EIT Food launches “Los Salvacomidas” an initiative to deliver over 60,000 healthy children’s meals News

EIT Food launches “Los Salvacomidas” an initiative to deliver over 60,000 healthy children’s meals

20 May 2020

The project seeks to help vulnerable families with children that have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak providing them with nutritious meals and educating them on healthy eating habits. ....