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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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Two-way inspiration: why you should become a Seedbed Mentor

Two-way inspiration: why you should become a Seedbed Mentor

Becoming a mentor for the Seedbed programme - which ensures you can make a big impact in a relatively small amount of time - helps to support the industry through...

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Can I trust the food industry to provide healthy and sustainable food?

Can I trust the food industry to provide healthy and sustainable food?

As consumers, we rely on the food industry to provide us with the foods we want and need. Is the food industry doing a good job at this? We ask...

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Seedbed 2020: Where do we need innovation and what makes a good Seedbed programme team?

Seedbed 2020: Where do we need innovation and what makes a good Seedbed programme team?

As applications open for EIT Food’s Seedbed 2020 Programme, Kerri Crossey shares some of the key challenges and innovation areas that Seedbed wants to support this year, along with...

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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....

Call for proposals - Consumer Engagement Labs 2020 News

Call for proposals - Consumer Engagement Labs 2020

25 January 2020

EIT Food is looking for 6 consortia consisting of 3 organisations operating in the same country (scientific organisation, food retailer/producer and start-up) that would participate in EIT Food RIS....