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EWA- Empowering Women in Agrifood
Entrepreneurship

EWA- Empowering Women in Agrifood

Up to 50 women entrepreneurs from countries with modest to moderate innovation rates (check countries here) will participate, during 6 months, in an educational programme…

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…

Food System Master of Science Programme
Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

The programme is based on a combination of essential entrepreneurial skills, which will help you to become an effective innovator, and key technical skills that…

Connecting agrifood experts across Europe and beyond
Regional Innovation Scheme

Connecting agrifood experts across Europe and beyond

The EIT Food Experts Community is an exclusive group for experts with years of experience and knowledge in the agrifood sector interested in increasing their…

Robin Food
COVID-19

Robin Food

Robin Food offers new life to those vegetables by transforming them into nutritious soup. The soup will then be redistributed to socially vulnerable groups in…

Innovation Prizes
Innovation

Innovation Prizes

Innovation Prizes Online Finals Watch online country finals and meet the most innovative agrifood startups in Southern and eastern Europe! In June-July 2020 EIT Food…

Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets
Education

Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets

Your diet can make a big difference to your health. That’s why it’s so important to consider the value of different diets from around the…

Challenge Labs
Entrepreneurship

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…

Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis
Education

Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis

On this free online course, you’ll learn how the pandemic is challenging food supply chains and explore the steps taken by the industry to ensure…

Revolutionising the Food Chain with Technology
Education

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…

From Waste to Value: How to Tackle Food Waste
Education

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,…

Science Communication and Public Engagement
Education

Science Communication and Public Engagement

The course focuses on: Why is science communication important? Defining a message and the intended audience Going from the message to a story Small-scale public…

WE Lead Food
Education

WE Lead Food

The WE Lead Food Programme is designed to equip you with the tools to make that difference and achieve results. The network is open to…

Professional Development Framework
Education

Professional Development Framework

This activity will roll out the framework developed in 2019, and establish the certification basis for the food sector. In addition, the activity will develop…

Bilateral Innovation call in collaboration with EIT Health: Food for Health
Cross KIC

Bilateral Innovation call in collaboration with EIT Health: Food for Health

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

End-to-end digitised production test beds
Cross KIC

End-to-end digitised production test beds

This drives the digitization of manufacturing by leveraging digital technologies such as AI and 5G. The demonstration of the benefits of digital transformation will allow…

Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe
Regional Innovation Scheme

Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe

There is no denying that more innovation is needed to reduce and optimize water use - a challenge that covers mutiple facets-, produce food in…

VALOCAKE, Valorization of rapeseed press cake as multi-functional food ingredients and tasty food
Innovation

VALOCAKE, Valorization of rapeseed press cake as multi-functional food ingredients and tasty food

Protein is perhaps the most challenging macronutrient when it comes to sustainable production. Currently, animal-origin products are still the main protein and food ingredient sources.…

INNOFOOD - Innovating Food Value Chain Innovations: Novel Management Perspectives on New Product Development - From Simulation to Reality
Education

INNOFOOD - Innovating Food Value Chain Innovations: Novel Management Perspectives on New Product Development - From Simulation to Reality

Overview Focusing on both the individual manager and product development teams, INNOFOOD guides participants to avoid costly mistakes, blind alleys and the loss of employee…

Cook Clever: a gamified solution to tackle household food waste habits
Public Engagement

Cook Clever: a gamified solution to tackle household food waste habits

Consumers have a growing awareness of food waste concerns yet lack the know-how and motivation to change food related behaviors that can make a real…

From Leaf to Root – Holistic Use of Vegetables
Education

From Leaf to Root – Holistic Use of Vegetables

This is due to several reasons including harvesting procedures having been designed for conventional products, consumer unawareness, and a lack of holistic product concepts. The…

Summer School on “Entrepreneurship for food product and innovation”: An entrepreneurial perspective on Climate Friendly Convenient Food
Education

Summer School on “Entrepreneurship for food product and innovation”: An entrepreneurial perspective on Climate Friendly Convenient Food

APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM MONDAY 6th APRIL - TO JUNE 30 Do you want to develop a business idea together with other brilliant minds and qualified…

ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY
Education

ALGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY – TECHNIQUES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY

The workshop in 2020 will run for two days at the University of Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre (AIC) followed by courses at Iceland, Germany and…

PERSONALIZED and connected FOOD service providers (PERSFO)
Innovation

PERSONALIZED and connected FOOD service providers (PERSFO)

The worldwide prevalence of obesity has tripled between 1975-2016 (WHO). We conclude that awareness and intentions do not always lead to corresponding behaviour. More consumers…

Building a business model to enhance consumer trust and influence decision making using a sustainability transparency labelling system
Innovation

Building a business model to enhance consumer trust and influence decision making using a sustainability transparency labelling system

The proposal is centred on an EIT-Food Communications platform on sustainability and transparency, a communication system co-created with consumers with a central focus on increasing…

EIT Food RIS Fellowships
Regional Innovation Scheme

EIT Food RIS Fellowships

Develop your talent with top agri-food players during a paid internship in EU! MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as Ph.D.…

The V-PLACE – Enabling consumer choice in Vegan or Vegetarian Food Products
Public Engagement

The V-PLACE – Enabling consumer choice in Vegan or Vegetarian Food Products

For many consumers wanting to replace products of animal origin partly or completely, the search for the right information including the avoidance of nutritional deficits…

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

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…

REPAK  -  entrepreneurial summer school in packaging sustainability
Education

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…

SuReBar: Integrating innovative sugar and fibre technologies to produce clean label sugar reduced products, demonstrated through cereal bars
Innovation

SuReBar: Integrating innovative sugar and fibre technologies to produce clean label sugar reduced products, demonstrated through cereal bars

Cereal bars are considered by many consumers to be a healthy snacking alternative, but in reality they often contain between 13% and 40 % sugar.…

Future Food Ventures: Creating sustainable value propositions
Education

Future Food Ventures: Creating sustainable value propositions

Are you an aspiring or current entrepreneur? Are you passionate about improving the food sector and building a future that is truly sustainable? The Future…

WeValueFood 2020
Public Engagement

WeValueFood 2020

#WeValueFood will engage with students from primary, secondary and tertiary education all over Europe, as well as parents, educators, and representatives from the European agri-food…

‘SEE & EAT’: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets 2020
Public Engagement

‘SEE & EAT’: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets 2020

Children’s food preferences depend on food familiarity and liking, and research shows that visually familiarizing children with foods before they taste them (e.g. by looking…

The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution
Entrepreneurship

The Regenerative Agriculture Revolution

Reports from leading organisations, such as FAO, IPCC, and EAT Forum, state the fundamental importance of transitioning to more regenerative agriculture methods if Europe is…

ThermoBlue
Innovation

ThermoBlue

This proposal addresses that need, and brings together a highly competent collection of partners, each with capabilities that will deliver a technology to market. The…

Summer school on new product development for the food industry 2020
Education

Summer school on new product development for the food industry 2020

Overview of EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development brings together 40 participants from different backgrounds…

MAKE-IT! An infrastructure to hack simpler and smarter food value chains 2020
Innovation

MAKE-IT! An infrastructure to hack simpler and smarter food value chains 2020

This project aims to develop these through: Using existing information and industrial challenges to inform the hackathons around specific food industry chains. Designing and delivering…

Integrating Precision Farming in Computer Game
Public Engagement

Integrating Precision Farming in Computer Game

In spite of these benefits, its adoption by farmers remains low. The co-creation of a new precision farming module for a farming simulator game is…

Consumer attitudes towards healthier processed meat products
Public Engagement

Consumer attitudes towards healthier processed meat products

The countries investigated will be UK, Spain and Denmark, countries with high meat consumption rates (> 80 kg per person/year in UK and Denmark and…

Understanding Food Labels
Education

Understanding Food Labels

Get the facts you need to put your trust in the food system. Huge amounts of information are provided on food product labels, but surveys…

Citizen Science to build consumer trust in the food system
Public Engagement

Citizen Science to build consumer trust in the food system

Food safety is one of several equally important factors for Europeans when buying food, and citizens have a high level of awareness of food safety…

EIT FoodScienceClass
Public Engagement

EIT FoodScienceClass

This is a collaborative multidisciplinary research project that will be centered around student led research into the origins of their commonly consumed industrialized food items…

VITAL: Validation of Innovative Tools to Assess and to improve microbioLogical safety in the food chain
Innovation

VITAL: Validation of Innovative Tools to Assess and to improve microbioLogical safety in the food chain

Rapid methods solve this problem, but they need to be proven to work as well as the standard microbiological methods that they replace. Proving these…

MICROBIOME-PUSH: Into the Microbiome Exploitation in Food Systems
Education

MICROBIOME-PUSH: Into the Microbiome Exploitation in Food Systems

Students recruited at the four universities within the consortium will be exposed to unique opportunities to interact with academics, entrepreneurs and researchers, experts in different…

The Future of Protein & the Protein of the Future in Europe
Public Engagement

The Future of Protein & the Protein of the Future in Europe

This project will bring together key stakeholders in Europe (from academia, industry, safety authorities, policy makers and consumers) to debate about the protein challenge from…

SUDAPS - Support for Dairy Production Sector in RIS Region
Regional Innovation Scheme

SUDAPS - Support for Dairy Production Sector in RIS Region

The aim of our project is to support the regional development and to provide solutions to sustainable dairy industry, addressing farmers in diary production, feed…

Food and Nutrition: Truth behind the headlines
Education

Food and Nutrition: Truth behind the headlines

This free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will be developed and led by the University of Reading (UoR), working with researchers at the Technical University…

Consumers and Environmental Safety: Food Packaging and Kitchenware
Education

Consumers and Environmental Safety: Food Packaging and Kitchenware

Food safety is highly regulated. Yet, one blind spot is the migration of molecules from contact materials in kitchenware into food. Particular attention needs to…

Sustained Energy Release Starchy Food Products
Innovation

Sustained Energy Release Starchy Food Products

The advantage of slowly digestible starch (SDS) is that it is a source of sustained glucose release and stabilizes blood glucose levels. Benefits of this…

Professional Development Advanced
Education

Professional Development Advanced

EIT Food's Professional Development Framework - Advanced aims to provide a key resource for the food sector by creating an integrated approach to develop a…