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:
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..
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.
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.
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 EIT Food core themes
There are many different EIT Food activities helping us to build a better food system.
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: email@example.com for more information.Listen now
Improving the food system requires innovative solutions that have real impact. However, achieving impact is challenging because the best ideas and talent often struggle to reach the open market and...Read more
Do you have a winning idea for how to improve food safety? Amid concern over shrinking food safety resources in some EU member states, the European Commission recently announced a...Read more
In 2015, 322 million tonnes of plastic were produced worldwide, but only 30 percent of plastic waste in the European Union was ever collected for recycling. The rest was either sent to landfill (31...Read more
A workshop for EIT partners (corporate, SME’s and other institutions) and EIT staff dealing with disruptive technological processes in their organisation.
EIT Food recently joined forces with FAMAE, an independent family foundation based in France, that supports innovation in the field of environment.