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Smart-ET
Digitalisation

Smart-ET

As part of the EIT’s Crisis Response Initiative, this activity directly contributes to the European Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Grana Padano and...

FRIENDS Reduce Food Waste
Consumer Behaviour

FRIENDS Reduce Food Waste

As part of the EIT’s Crisis Response Initiative, this activity directly contributes to the European Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. FRIENDS Reduce Food Waste will...

Robin Food
Food Loss & Waste

Robin Food

The recent pandemic has resulted in enormous amounts of surplus leftovers such as vegetables and fresh fruits, causing difficulties for farmers. Secondly, a growing number of people...

Challenge Labs
Consumer Behaviour

Challenge Labs

Challenge Labs are designed to tackle the big problems facing the food sector by bringing together diverse groups of people. It is hoped that Challenge Labs will spark co-founder relationships,...

Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology
Food Loss & Waste

Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology

Explore how technology and digitalisation can change how the food system operates, reducing waste and environmental pressures. Food quality and safety is increasingly under threat as natural resources are stretched...

From Waste to Value: How to Tackle Food Waste
Consumer Behaviour

From Waste to Value: How to Tackle Food Waste

Explore how combatting food waste and food loss can help the environment. The significant contribution the food system makes to climate change is widely recognised, and consumers are increasingly concerned...

Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems
Consumer Behaviour

Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems

Discover how circular business models transform urban food systems to tackle grand challenges through innovative solutions. In a scenario where the world’s population will reach 9 billion people...

ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2020 – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY
Entrepreneurship

ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2020 – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY

The aim of this 2020 online professional development course is to provide introductory training and theory in algal biology, culturing, growth and biotechnology under laboratory and small scale pilot facilities. The...

Optimization of bakery processes by a computational tool together with consumer feedback to minimize ecological footprint and food waste
Food Loss & Waste

Optimization of bakery processes by a computational tool together with consumer feedback to minimize ecological footprint and food waste

Present machinery in bakeries is used to optimize the production process. The reduction of make span and idle time of machines, but also combinations thereof will lead to a higher...

REPAK  -  entrepreneurial summer school in packaging sustainability
Entrepreneurship

REPAK -  entrepreneurial summer school in packaging sustainability

Do you want to innovate with sustainable packaging concepts? APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM MONDAY APRIL 6TH TO TUESDAY 30TH JUNE 2020 The purpose of the summer school is to discuss the...

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage 2020
Consumer Behaviour

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage 2020

The EIT Food School Network is a collaboration working towards improving dietary choices and reducing food wastage in preschool, primary school and secondary school pupils by bringing together industry,...

EFSET - European Food Systems Education and Training
Food Loss & Waste

EFSET - European Food Systems Education and Training

Through multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches that simultaneously target different parts of the food system, the course gives postgraduate students the confidence and skills necessary to bring about positive change. Building...

PHENOLIVA: Treatment and valorisation of olive mill wastes - Application of olive polyphenols to food
Entrepreneurship

PHENOLIVA: Treatment and valorisation of olive mill wastes - Application of olive polyphenols to food

Phenoliva brings together partners from food industry, research and academia in order to implement an integrated waste management concept for the olive oil industry. Olive antioxidants are extracted from olive...

EIT Food Digital Marketplace for Side Streams
Food Loss & Waste

EIT Food Digital Marketplace for Side Streams

The goal of this project is to enable companies worldwide to easily identify candidate side streams for valorisation to catalyse match-making between suppliers and buyers and to build a knowledge...

Innovator Fellowship 2020
Consumer Behaviour

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 a step further, and...

Consumer and Manufacturing Driven Alternative Packaging Solutions from Agrifood Waste Streams
Food Loss & Waste

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 of alternatives has so far...

FROM WASTE TO FARM: insect larvae as tool for welfare improvement in poultry
Food Loss & Waste

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 as environmental enrichments in...

Metamorphosis – enhanced insect protein for aquaculture
Food Loss & Waste

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, utilising insect biomass conversion and...

Our Nutritious Protein
Food Loss & Waste

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 nutritional value. Enzyme...

MIDSA - MIcroencapsulated Diets for Sustainable Aquaculture
Food Loss & Waste

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 production. We will develop a...

From waste to worth: use of plant residues
Food Loss & Waste

From waste to worth: use of plant residues

Programme description The students teams built up an extendible prototype of a database including (1) occurrence of plant waste material (e.g. production site, trade level), (2) list plus calculation of the...

Engaging with Controversies in the Food System
Consumer Trust

Engaging with Controversies in the Food System

Consumers have never been confronted with so much food choice. Making a decision on what food to eat is affected by many factors, including media reports, diet research findings, and...