As part of the EIT’s Crisis Response Initiative, this activity directly contributes to the European Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At EIT Food, we believe that we are all responsible for, and connected to, the food that we eat so we all need to work together to improve it. Our role is to bring all players together, and guide and accelerate the innovation process that will transform the food system. The COVID-19 crisis has placed unprecedented pressure on the global food system, calling for innovative thinking and ways of partnering to face the immediate challenges of the pandemic as well as the future recovery.
The EIT Food COVID-19 Rapid Response innovation projects deliver:
- Rapid impact: this initiative will fund activities executed until 31 December 2020. As such, the innovative solution (product, service, startup created) must be ready for launch by the end of 2020, and be on the market by end Q2 2021 at the latest.
- Significant impact: applicants must demonstrate how the initiative will deliver both economic and societal impact, specifically addressing the COVID-19 crisis or possible future similar Pandemics.
Following our recent announcement, we have awarded 12 innovation projects close to EUR 6 million in total. The selected projects focus on supporting three food system challenges EIT Food is currently tackling.
Supply Chain Disruption
- FRIENDS Reduce Food Waste (€ 702.5K)
- Robin Food (€ 553.7K)
- Smart-ET (€ 276.2K)
- Safelivery (€ 466.5K)
- Healthricous (€ 173.75K)
Food Safety Risks