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EIT Food North-West

Our team is responsible for driving innovation in the food sector in the regions of the UK, Ireland and Iceland.

What we do

We work closely with a diverse network of partners including key industry players, agrifood startups, research centres and universities from our region. Together, and as part of the wider EIT Food Community, we are all working together to deliver an innovative and entrepreneurial food sector.

In our region, our focus areas include targteted nutrition, sustainable aquaculture and sustainable land use.

Our impact in these areas forms part of EIT Food's wider mission to transform our food system.

Join our Community!

Are you interested in joining EIT Food? We welcome networks and organisations who share our mission to provide healthy and sustainable food for all.

Let's get social!

Keep up-to-date with stories in our region on social media

Join our in-person event with TU Dublin

Join our event in partnership with TU Dublin, to explore reformulation of food products to promote healthy eating for children. Takes place on the 24th November at TU Dublin's university campus.

Collaboration with Glasgow Science Centre

We recently partnered with Glasgow Science Centre to host ‘future of food’ workshops where we reached 4,000 children and families! Our interactive workshops inspired children to learn about how food is produced and why we need to grow healthier and more sustainable food for future generations.

Explore our new partnership model

We are hosting an information session to discuss EIT Food's new partnership model to our community. You will have an opportunity to share our thoughts and opinions on this new model in the webinar on the 6th December.

Hosting agrifood SMEs in Iceland

We teamed up with Matis, Orkidea, Iceland Ocean Cluster and Rannis to connect food businesses and scale up facilities from the UK with those in Iceland, a country renowned for sustainable and innovative food production.

Startup Discovery Series

We are hosting an event series for EIT Food partners and other organisations to connect with innovative agrifood and agritech startups from across our community.

Our next event will take place on the 24th January! Details will follow shortly.

Explore our controlled environment agriculture report

Read our brand new report that explores the pros and cons of controlled environment agriculture (CEA). The report includes advice for producers that are considering adopting CEA systems for crop production.

Explore our SME report

Insights that represent the voices of thousands of agrifood SMEs in the UK, Ireland and Iceland reveal the unmet needs of SMEs and how the agrifood industry can maximise business support.

The report reveals that SMEs often lack specialised business support, due to the particular challenges of developing innovative new products and services in the relatively niche agrifood sector.

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EIT Food North-West

Reading Enterprise Centre, Whiteknights Rd Earley
Reading RG6 6BU
United Kingdom

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InformPack explores the cross-cultural variations amongst consumers in terms of awareness, information gaps, issues and attitudes towards food packaging upon purchase and disposal patterns at home and on the go.
We offer to women on the EIT community access to a broad network, mentoring, coaching and training opportunities to take their managerial and leadership skills to the next level.

Upcoming events


EIT Food North-West: Startup Discovery Series

January 24, 2023 + 7 other dates

EIT Food North-West: Startup Discovery Series

February 28, 2023 + 7 other dates

Meet the EIT Food North-West team

    Paula Almiron

    Paula Almiron

    Partnership Support and Funding Manager

    Lukxmi Balathasan

    Programme Manager Business Creation
    Jayne Brookman NW Team Image

    Jayne Brookman

    Director EIT Food North-West
    Matt Eastland Headshot

    Matt Eastland

    Head of Brand and Content
    Laura Elphick NW Team Image

    Laura Elphick

    Communications and Engagement Officer
    Mercedes Groba NW Team image

    Mercedes Groba

    Programme Manager Innovation
    Anna NW image

    Anna Traylor

    Strategic Programmes