As part of the EIT’s Crisis Response Initiative, this activity directly contributes to the European Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
EIT Food has launched two funding opportunities to support the European agrifood sector through the COVID-19 crisis:
- COVID-19 Bridge Fund – this Call will support startups and scaleups with high-impact and growth potential that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic;
- COVID-19 Rapid Response Call for Innovation projects – this Call will help accelerate impactful projects that address business and consumer needs throughout the food system in Europe
EIT has unlocked 60 million euros to support its Crisis Response Initiative. After evaluation of the submitted Call for Proposals by the EIT Governing Board, EIT Food has been awarded 10.25 million euros. More details on the selected innovation projects can be found in the COVID-19 Rapid Response Innovation page. The winning agrifood ventures will be announced soon.