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.More about us
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.Read more
Get your ideas off the ground. Boost your research or bring your innovation to the market. Find opportunities to access support and finance.Read more
Unleash your innovation potential by combining your technical studies with entrepreneurial know-how in our unique set of programmes.Read more
Share your ideas with the food sector and co-create with us. Become an ambassador of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle - a true change agent.Read more
Some EIT Food activities
EventEIT Food Winter School
During the EIT Food Entrepreneurship Winter School 30 students from many different study backgrounds and countries will come together to tackle the challenges Europe’s food system will face in the future.
Over the course of 2 weeks, participants will be working in interdisciplinary teams, identifying problems, prototyping viable solutions with a validated value proposition and finally pitching their results in front of a panel of experts.
The teams will start out in Germany at the Technical University of Munich for the first week, travel to the University of Cambridge together for the second week and also get the chance to receive further online coaching by the Queen’s University Belfast on how to take their start-up idea to reality.
Ready to tackle the challenges of Europe’s future food system?
Apply now to be part of this unique experience in November 2017!
EventRisingFoodStars at INNOVEIT 2017
Linda Grieder (Rethink Resource) and Isabel Hoffmann (Tellspec) will showcase their successful innovations during the Innovation Tour. Make sure to vote during the events to help them win the EIT Audience Award! Furthermore, Nora Khaldi (Nuritas) will be one of the keynote speakers at INNOVEIT!
About the RisingFoodStars
The RisingFoodStars is a unique innovation vehicle that offers outstanding start-ups access to new knowledge, networks and the opportunity to actively engage in EIT Food’s activities and help realise its goals. From over 20 countries, they are being handpicked through a highly competitive and rigorous search and evaluation process. The complementary competences of start-ups lined up along the food supply chain bring unprecedented value to the partnership in termsof cutting-edge technologies and innovative business models but also in terms of diversity of innovation culture and entrepreneurial mindset. The start-ups are benefitting from the access to the EIT Food partners, their expert network, programmes, technological infrastructure, business creation support, as well as potential customers and distribution channels, which will significantly accelerate their growth.
The EIT’s Innovation Forum ‘INNOVEIT 2017’ combines the EIT Awards and the EIT Stakeholder Forum. This year has a specific focus on shaping the future of innovation in Europe and consulting stakeholders on the EIT’s Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021 to 2027.
EventFoodio - Food Solutions Master Class
FOODIO, Food Solutions Master Class, is a multidisciplinary, challenge-based learning programme for bachelor, master and doctoral students, working together with professors, researchers and professionals. FOODIO is conceived to educate in an international environment, connect business and academia, and stimulate for the creation of new food solutions for future innovation. During 2018, five academic institutions and three business partner organizations will guide forty student participants to generate ideas for new solutions to exploit plant-based side streams. FOODIO participants will get understanding of challenge-based problem solving, using experimentation and design thinking tools, developing team working skills and accessing new networks. The challenge includes direct interaction and collaboration with food industries and end-users, to transform an idea into a real new food product with impact on sustainability, society and economy.
Ready to create your food solution for the future Food System?