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EIT Food Government Executive Academy
Education

EIT Food Government Executive Academy

Overview of EIT Food Government Executive Academy EIT Food Government Executive Academy brings together public sector representatives from 28 RIS countries, researchers working in the…

Global Food Venture Programme 2020
Education

Global Food Venture Programme 2020

We´re excited to announce that the Global Food Venture Programme of EIT Food will support once again highly-qualified PhD students from across Europe to transform…

Innovator Fellowship 2020
Education

Innovator Fellowship 2020

The objective of EIT Food Innovator Fellowship is to empower talents to co-create, address, and gain experiences on excellent ideas capable of bringing their careers…

Test Farms

Test Farms

Test Farms programme is designed to link agricultural startups with farmers and testing-land. Through enabling these links EIT Food wants to help innovative agritech ideas…

EU Skills for Future
Education

EU Skills for Future

EU Skills for Future, commonly name Skills4Future (S4F) is a Cross-KIC project with EIT RawMaterials and Climate-KIC which target students between 16-19 year old in…

Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply System
Education

Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply System

This online course explore the challenges and responsibilities of different people in the food system, including the role of the consumer. Participants assess the information…

Superfoods: Myths and Truths
Education

Superfoods: Myths and Truths

The course will focus on the relationship between food, brain and mind: What is a superfood? What separates them from functional foods and similar food…

Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain
Education

Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain

The course will focus on the relationship between food, brain and mind: How does the brain work? How do emotions and thoughts affect our food…

Food4Health
Cross KIC

Food4Health

A nutritionally balanced diet is integral to maintaining a healthy mind and body. Yet, making healthy food choices is not always as easy as it…

RisingFoodStars
Entrepreneurship

RisingFoodStars

This unique Network provides outstanding young companies access to knowledge, networks and the opportunity to actively engage in EIT Food’s activities. By joining RisingFoodStars, you…

Innovation Prizes

Innovation Prizes

RIS Innovation Prizes is one of the largest startup competitions in the agrifood vertical in Southern and Eastern Europe. Prizes are awarded to entrepreneurs and…

EIT Food Accelerator Network
Entrepreneurship

EIT Food Accelerator Network

Once you have applied for FAN, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including…

Seedbed Incubator

Seedbed Incubator

SEEDBED APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM MONDAY 13TH JANUARY - SUNDAY 15TH MARCH This multi-location Launch programme trains and supports teams over a six-month period to help…

Change Makers
Entrepreneurship

Change Makers

The EIT Food Change Makers Programme is a new, collaborative initiative which gives diverse talent the chance to become agrifood-tech innovators or entrepreneurs through a…

MAKEit
Entrepreneurship

MAKEit

We will achieve this by: Convening a network of ‘maker spaces’, providing collaborative spaces to make, learn, explore and share, for MAKEathons and further prototyping…

Legal and Accounting Support for Early Stage Entrepreneurs
Regional Innovation Scheme

Legal and Accounting Support for Early Stage Entrepreneurs

EIT Food knows that the legal and financial hurdles of startup life can be very challenging. In fact, recent statistics demonstrate that a failure to…

Food System Master of Science Programme
Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of…

EIT Food Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS)
Regional Innovation Scheme

EIT Food Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS)

It also encompasses a portfolio of instruments dedicated to beneficiaries from EIT RIS countries and intended to stimulate their innovative and entrepreneurial potential and to…

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector
Education

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

There is a need to highlight at the national and international level current challenges in this sector by providing support to SMEs through knowledge transfer…

RIS Consumer Engagement Labs
Regional Innovation Scheme

RIS Consumer Engagement Labs

Unlike typical sensory panels and consumer surveys, they will not involve testing of sample products but creation of innovative, non-yet-existing combinations of product features and…

Summer school on new product development for the food industry
Education

Summer school on new product development for the food industry

During an intensive 5 day workshop, our industry experts will present not only how to create and execute NPD by understanding the market and consumer…

Venture creation as part of food related trade and scientific events II
Education

Venture creation as part of food related trade and scientific events II

The participants will learn the art of creation by building and testing their own strategy instead of listening to theory as well as the opportunity…

EIT Food RIS Innovation Grants
Regional Innovation Scheme

EIT Food RIS Innovation Grants

This includes Innovation Scouting (the identification and support of early-stage entrepreneurial talents), RIS Innovation Grants (awarded in an open competition to entrepreneurs from 15 targeted…

EIT Food TrustTracker®
Public Engagement

EIT Food TrustTracker®

EIT Food TrustTracker® The EIT Food TrustTracker® is an evidenced-based questionnaire which has been developed to measuring consumer trust in the food industry and is…

The #AnnualFoodAgenda
Public Engagement

The #AnnualFoodAgenda

It encompasses a series of interactive events, which provide a space to explore food topics with large numbers of people across Europe. Events taking place…

EATrends & food fashion week
Public Engagement

EATrends & food fashion week

Events will take place in Spain and Belgium during 2019, engaging members of the public in food trends and innovations, enabling them to have a…

Influencer marketing for EIT Food: the EIT Food Ambassadors Programme
Public Engagement

Influencer marketing for EIT Food: the EIT Food Ambassadors Programme

Launching a new sustainable product doesn’t necessarily create new consumer eating habits. So, how do we encourage uptake of new products, technologies or ideas? In…

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage
Public Engagement

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage

The approaches being developed are different for each age-group, focusing on the interventions most appropriate and useful at each developmental stage. For pre-school children, this…

Games of Food
Public Engagement

Games of Food

Escape games provide an opportunity to share educational messages in an enjoyable way. In such games, groups of 3 to 8 players are locked in…

FoodUnfolded®
Public Engagement

FoodUnfolded®

The platform aims to engage with citizens through entertaining and educational content, and by connecting citizens with food experts from both academia and industry to…

Developing a Digital Toolkit to Enhance the Communication of Scientific Health Claims
Public Engagement

Developing a Digital Toolkit to Enhance the Communication of Scientific Health Claims

Consumers often neither understand nor trust health claims on food packages, and so are not able to use them to make informed personal nutrition choices.…

SEE & EAT: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets
Public Engagement

SEE & EAT: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets

Children’s food preferences depend on food familiarity and liking, which research shows can be increased by boosting foods’ visual familiarity before children taste them (for…

The FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Video Infotainment Series
Public Engagement

The FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Video Infotainment Series

Incorporating smart kitchen devices developed by our very own RisingFoodStars, the Future Kitchen series provides an immersive experience keeping you up-to-date on everything you need…

Seedbed Incubator

Seedbed Incubator

The EIT Food Seedbed Pre-Accelerator Programme supports aspiring entrepreneurs to determine whether there is a market for products or services that utilise innovative agri-food technologies…

EIT FoodSparks™
Entrepreneurship

EIT FoodSparks™

SureChoc: Sugar reduced chocolate and chocolate chip cookies to meet consumer sensory, naturalness and cost expectation
Innovation

SureChoc: Sugar reduced chocolate and chocolate chip cookies to meet consumer sensory, naturalness and cost expectation

Sugar reduction in foods remains challenging; it is not only the sweetness of sugar but also physiochemical properties and cost that have to be matched.…

Interplay between different wheat cultivars and novel biostimulants to increase quality and yield in different agroclimatic conditions
Innovation

Interplay between different wheat cultivars and novel biostimulants to increase quality and yield in different agroclimatic conditions

Improving European farmers' competitiveness through technology transfer and innovation integration is essential to address future challenges in the sector. Increasing wheat grain quality and yield…

Consumer and Manufacturing Driven Alternative Packaging Solutions from Agrifood Waste Streams
Innovation

Consumer and Manufacturing Driven Alternative Packaging Solutions from Agrifood Waste Streams

Suitable materials for meat, fish & poultry have constraints such as the need for an oxygen barrier & stability at higher temperatures, so wide-scale use…

inPaper: Innovative paper-based packaging technology and pack styles for food products
Innovation

inPaper: Innovative paper-based packaging technology and pack styles for food products

China is restricting plastic waste imports. Some countries have raised taxes on plastic bags or a complete ban. Within the food and packaging industry, there…

EIT Food Digital Marketplace for Side Streams
Innovation

EIT Food Digital Marketplace for Side Streams

The following intermediate steps are required. Mapping of sourcing criteria for side streams; Comprehensive capturing of the ingredient composition of each side stream by using…

FROM WASTE TO FARM: insect larvae as tool for welfare improvement in poultry
Innovation

FROM WASTE TO FARM: insect larvae as tool for welfare improvement in poultry

Insect larvae will be reared on food side streams, allowing the valorization of secondary raw materials produced in excess from food industries, and then used…

Metamorphosis – enhanced insect protein for aquaculture
Innovation

Metamorphosis – enhanced insect protein for aquaculture

Metamorphosis will build on foundational work performed in year 1 in regards to conversion of organic waste streams into valuable, next generation functional aquaculture feeds,…

Our Nutritious Protein
Innovation

Our Nutritious Protein

To date, minimally processed plant -proteins are hampered as alternatives to animal -proteins due to the presence of usually called “antinutritional factors” (ANFs), decreasing their…

MIDSA - MIcroencapsulated Diets for Sustainable Aquaculture
Innovation

MIDSA - MIcroencapsulated Diets for Sustainable Aquaculture

However, bivalve industry growth is falling behind fish aquaculture due to critical defects in the production process. Feed defects, disease, and quality issues are throttling…

Fermented seaweed based novel feed additives - SEAFEED
Innovation

Fermented seaweed based novel feed additives - SEAFEED

The aim of the project is to develop microbes and anaerobic microbial processes applying marine microalgae feedstock for production of health promoting bioactive ingredients in…

Health SnaP
Innovation

Health SnaP

The idea is based on integration of ingredient and instant food manufacturing technologies combined with smart user-interface to support individual choices. Co-creation with consumers is…

GLAD - Green Last Mile Delivery: a more sustainable way for food home delivery tailored to consumer needs
Innovation

GLAD - Green Last Mile Delivery: a more sustainable way for food home delivery tailored to consumer needs

The objective of the GLAD activity (Green last mile delivery) is to develop both a strategy and a platform that helps making the last mile…

C-SNIPER: Campylobacter-Specific Nullification via Innovative Phage-mediated Enteropathogen Reduction
Innovation

C-SNIPER: Campylobacter-Specific Nullification via Innovative Phage-mediated Enteropathogen Reduction

Consumption of poultry, especially chicken meat, is considered the most common route for human infection. Colonization of broiler chickens at farm level leads to transmission…