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About EIT Food

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.

About EIT Food

EIT Food, established by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), is building an inclusive and innovative community of diverse food sector partners, to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.

We are all responsible for, and connected to, the food that we eat so we all need to work together to improve it​.

Meet the team

Get to know the faces behind EIT Food. We are all passionate about transforming the food system, with expertise and perspectives from across the food chain.

Discover the team

Regions and locations

EIT Food is a pan-European organisation with headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and regional offices in different locations.

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EIT Food in your country

We are on the lookout for talented people who want to play a part in making Europe a global leader in the food sector. If you are the right fit, get in touch!

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EIT Food Community

There are many different EIT Food activities helping us to build a better food system. From innovative agrifood solutions to public engagement and education initiatives, the EIT Food community is open to everyone passionate about driving change in food.

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Regional Innovation Scheme

The Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) focuses on boosting the ability to innovate of countries and regions in Europe that are considered “modest” and “moderate” in terms of innovation in the agrifood sector according to the European Innovation Scoreboard.

Read more about the programme

Work with us

We are on the lookout for talented people who want to play a part in making Europe a global leader in the food sector. If you are the right fit, get in touch!

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Community

“By bringing all players together, we are building a shared vision for the future of food, and a shared agenda to transform it and make it better”

Dr Andy Zynga, CEO of EIT Food.

Our Community

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​. We are building a unique network of diverse partners that provide a holistic view of the food value chain, including key industry players, agrifood startups, research centres and universities from across Europe, all working together to deliver an innovative and entrepreneurial food sector.

Our Approach

We will achieve our mission by:

Scaling agrifood startups Scaling agrifood startups

Creating and scaling-up agrifood startups to deliver new food innovations and businesses

Developing leaders Developing leaders

Developing talents and leaders to transform the food system

Launching new products Launching new products

Launching new innovative products and ingredients to deliver healthier and more sustainable food

Engaging the public Engaging the public

Engaging the public so that they can become the agents of change in the food system

Our Activities & Impact

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Direct financial support in grants and investments – including directly supporting those through COVID-19

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Supported Agrifood startups

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New products and services co-created with consumers and launched into the market

If you’d like to learn more about our activities and the impact that our community is having please read our Impact Report of 2020 or download it now.