About EIT Food
Supported by the EU, we lead the world’s largest and most dynamic food innovation community. We create connections right across the food system that stimulate new ideas and inventions to drive change.
Who we are
We believe inclusive systems innovation, which enables all people and places to participate and benefit, is essential to a strong food system that is better for everyone. With teams on the ground across Europe, we 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.
Collaboration is central to all our work, which spans the whole food value chain, and is vital to meet the big challenges we face. Together with our community, we will build an innovative and resilient food system that in turn creates a healthier society and planet.
What we do
At EIT Food, our mission is to transform how food is produced, distributed, and consumed and to increase its value to European society. We will achieve this by solving the biggest innovation challenges through trusted industry, education and research partners working together with informed and engaged citizens.
We will achieve this through our strategic objectives:
Educate to engage, innovate and advance
Enhance sustainability through resource stewardship
Catalyse food entrepreneurship and innovation
Build a consumer-centric connected food system
Create consumer-valued food for healthier nutrition
Overcome low consumer trust
"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."
EIT Food Annual Report 2021
If you’d like to learn more about our annual highlights and our financial and non-financial performance metrics please explore our Annual Report website of 2021.