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

About EIT Food

About EIT Food

EIT Food accelerates innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all.

Supported by the EU, we invest in projects, organisations and individuals that share our goals for a healthy and sustainable food system. We unlock innovation potential in businesses and universities and create and scale agrifood startups to bring new technologies and products to market. And we equip entrepreneurs and professionals with the skills needed to transform the food system, and educate and inspire the next generation.

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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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.

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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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“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

EIT Food leads the world’s largest and most dynamic food innovation community. We create connections right across the food system that stimulate new ideas and invention to drive change: between startups and corporates; between entrepreneurs and investors; between consumers and industry; between research and action; between ideas and reality; between present and future. 

We believe inclusive systems innovation, which enables all people and places to participate and benefit, is essential to a strong and resilient food system that is better for everyone. With teams on the ground across Europe, we strive to bridge the gap between countries and regions with low innovation capacity and those leading the way. And we put consumers at the heart of our work, helping build trust by reconnecting them to the origins of their food, directly involving them in the innovation process, and working with the food sector to increase transparency.

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


Participants in education programmes


Of investment attracted by startups supported by EIT Food


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


Supported Agrifood startups


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.