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The EIT Food Venture Summit brings together the changemakers that are futureproofing our food system. Find out why entrepreneurs are attending the 2020 virtual event.
The journey of an agrifood entrepreneur can take many routes. In the lead up to the EIT Food Venture Summit, we take a look at the different obstacles, lessons and successes on their pathways to impact.
As part of the European Green Deal, the Farm to Fork Strategy sets out a vision to change the way Europeans value food sustainability and to position Europe as the first climate neutral continent by 2050.
How do we transform Europe’s food system to improve the future of food? This was the key question discussed at EIT Food’s first EU conference on “The Future of Food”, organised in partnership with Friends of Europe on 20 November 2019.
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 of finding employment upon graduation. The remarkable success of EIT Food RIS Fellowships interns also explicitly demonstrates that internships greatly enhance career prospects in the food sector for those who decide to challenge themselves in a business environment and expose themselves to real job tasks.
We are in the midst of a sustainability crisis: it is well recognised that the social and environmental impacts of today’s food production are unsustainable. We need to change the way we do things, creating sustainable, healthy food systems. But who will lead this revolution? The answer does not lie in the tried and tested systems of the past - it lies in a more disruptive, entrepreneurial approach, led by a more diverse cast of actors.