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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.

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Business Plan Amendment Webinar

We are hosting a webinar to inform EIT Food Partners about this year's business plan amendment and how it may impact their activities.

Register to join the webinar on the 9th August 10am-11am BST

Join our aquaculture webinar

EIT Food North-West presents a webinar to explore how to submit an aquaculture project proposal for EIT Food's open innovation call.

The webinar is open to anyone working in the aquatic space! Join us on the 9th September

On-demand: our onboarding webinar

Watch the recording from EIT Food North-West's onboarding webinar which took place on 20th July, to explore the onboarding process for becoming an EIT Food partner!

This recording is suitable for EIT Food partners and startups, as well as prospective partners, to learn more about the onboarding process.

New startups join our region

We are delighted to announce 15 innovative agrifood startups that have joined EIT Food’s 3 flagship entrepreneurship programmes to launch, accelerate and scale their businesses, and our regional community!

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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Meet the EIT Food North-West team

    Paula Almiron

    Paula Almiron

    Partnership Support and Funding Manager

    Lukxmi Balathasan

    Programme Manager Business Creation
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    Jayne Brookman

    Director EIT Food North-West
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    Matt Eastland

    Head of Brand and Content
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    Laura Elphick

    Communications and Engagement Officer
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    Mercedes Groba

    Programme Manager Innovation
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    Anna Traylor

    Strategic Programmes