About Us

Our Ambition

As a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), EIT Food connects partners from leading businesses, universities, research centres and institutes across 13 countries in Europe and from the entire food value chain.

EIT food is a pan-European partnership, with a consumer-centred approach, to empower innovators, entrepreneurs and students to develop world-class solutions to societal challenges, accelerate innovation, create jobs and increase Europe’s competitiveness.

The partnership’s aim is to develop a highly skilled food sector, which collaborates with consumers to provide products, services and new technologies, which deliver a healthier lifestyle for all European citizens.

As one of the largest food-related initiatives worldwide. EIT Food wants Europe to lead a global revolution in food innovation and production. EIT Food's ambition is to redesign the way we produce, deliver, consume and recycle our food and to create a future-proof and effective food sector which supports a sustainable and circular bio-economy.

More about EIT Food's Goals & impact

Our Consumer-Centric approach

Our Consumer-Centric approach

EIT Food links the pillars of the knowledge triangle - innovation, education, business creation - with a consumer-centred approach which gives European citizens the opportunity to become true change agents.
EIT Food will engage consumers in the change process, improve nutrition and make the food system more resource-efficient, secure, transparent and trusted.
EIT Food addresses and connects leading business companies and entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators, students, academics and every European citizen to develop world-class solutions to societal challenges and create a future-proof and effective food sector.

  • Professionals & Entrepreneurs

    Grow your business by meeting exceptional talents from different sectors and generating new market opportunities.

  • Researchers

    Get your ideas off the ground. Boost your research or bring your innovation to the market. Find opportunities to access support and finance.

  • Students

    Unleash your innovation potential by combining your technical studies with entrepreneurial know-how in our unique set of programmes.

  • For everyone

    Share your ideas with the food sector and co-create with us. Become an ambassador of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle - a true change agent.

Our Locations

EIT Food has been set up with headquarters in Leuven/Belgium and 5 Co-Location Centres (CLCs) across Europe to stimulate innovation, talent development and consumer involvement.

EIT Food is - above all else - a network, and our excellence comes from our partners. Our partners represent over 50 of Europe's leading food companies, research- and educational institutions. The network also includes The RisingFoodStars Association which brings together Europe’s best agri-food tech start-ups.

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Our Team

Our Managers
Our CLCs Directors
    • Martine van Veelen
      Director CLC West
    • Dr. Georg Schirrmacher
      Director CLC Central
    • Andrew Carlin
      Director CLC North-West
    • Begoña Pérez-Villarreal
      Director CLC South
    • Marja-Liisa Meurice
      Director CLC North-East
Our Supervisory board

Our Job Openings

Attracting Europe’s best talent and making sure we are successful together is the key to achieving our ambitions. We are looking for ambitious, curious and flexible individuals who want to play a part in making Europe a global leader in the field of food.

Send open job applications to work@eitfood.eu

Current job openings