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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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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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7 amazing ways to help you expand your mind during the Coronavirus lockdown

7 amazing ways to help you expand your mind during the Coronavirus lockdown

In these challenging times brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, when more and more of us are self-isolating and working from home, if we’re not careful life might...

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Is an internship a good way to boost career opportunities within the agrifood sector?

Is an internship a good way to boost career opportunities within the agrifood sector?

Research has proven the positive role that experiential learning plays in the career outcomes of  graduates, with business internships undertaken whilst at university helping to improve students’ chances...

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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 expressions of interest to carry out facilitation activities to foster a water-efficient and water-saving economy News

Call for expressions of interest to carry out facilitation activities to foster a water-efficient and water-saving economy

23 March 2020

EIT Climate-KIC is looking for an organisation and/or professional(s) that would carry out some activities within the project “Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe....