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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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From student to startup: how EIT Food is helping young entrepreneurs to have real impact in society

From student to startup: how EIT Food is helping young entrepreneurs to have real impact in society

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...

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Call for Proposals: European Commission seeks food safety research platforms

Call for Proposals: European Commission seeks food safety research platforms

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...

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Recycling: Overcoming the global production and destruction of plastic

Recycling: Overcoming the global production and destruction of plastic

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...

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Latest news

Disrupt Me 2.0 an Open Innovation Workshop News

Disrupt Me 2.0 an Open Innovation Workshop

13 January 2020

A workshop for EIT partners (corporate, SME’s and other institutions) and EIT staff dealing with disruptive technological processes in their organisation.

EIT Food joins forces with FAMAE News

EIT Food joins forces with FAMAE

04 December 2019

EIT Food recently joined forces with FAMAE, an independent family foundation based in France, that supports innovation in the field of environment.