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EIT Food West

Below are the contact details of our regional office. Get in touch if you want to improve the food system with us.

The new West region

EIT Food has recently merged 3 regions into one in order to better serve partners in those areas and market needs according to geographical areas. As a new West region comes together, this page will be populated with content relevant to the new region.

What we do

With teams on the ground across four countries (UK, Germany, France and Belgium), we unlock innovation potential in businesses and universities and create and ​scale agrifood startups to bring new technologies and products ​to market. ​

Some of our activities include

From a ploughed field to a high-tech greenhouse with artificial lighting, producers exert varying degrees of control over plant growth conditions in every type of crop production system. In our report, we explore the barriers and…
Together with Growzer, we have launched an online circular marketplace – Get Wasted – that creates new outlets for food surpluses from different actors in the value chain. The project has been piloted at Belgian schools, offering students…


2020 > 2023
ACTinEITFood is an exciting partnership between EIT Food and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Launched back in 2020, it is supporting the creation and expansion of startups that will help future-proof Germany’s food…
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EIT Food West

Gregor-Mendel Strasse 4
Freising 85354

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The Netherlands

The United Kingdom

On the blog

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In this blog, we explore a day in the life of a food photographer who takes photos of different foods for her clients to help them promote their restaurants and menu items.
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In this blog, we visit a livestock and arable farm in Shropshire, UK, to learn about a career in farming.

Discover the EIT Food partners in this region

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Innovation projects

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EIT Food is one of the partners of this project funded by the European Commission
Proofs of concepts help to determine whether an idea, a specific concept or approach when turned into reality would bring societal impact as envisioned.

Upcoming events


EIT Food at Anuga 2023

October 07, 2023

Meet the EIT Food West team

    Dr Georg Schirrmacher

    Dr. Georg Schirrmacher

    Director EIT Food West Region
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    Marie Brueser

    Corporate Venture Manager
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    Samantha Gadenne

    Corporate Venturing Manager
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    Nazanin Khayyat

    Key Account Manager
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    Malte Stumpenhorst

    Key Account Manager
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    Ana Arcila

    Key Account Manager
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    Laura Elphick

    Communications and Engagement Officer
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    Marie Ammann

    Business Creation Manager ACTinEITFood

    Sieglinde Mühlbauer

    Office Manager
    Holly Knight

    Holly Knight

    Regional Finance & Administration Manager

    Kristel Rondou-Vanden Heuvel

    Office Manager
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    Friederike Wagner

    Entrepreneurship Facilitator
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    Chiara Menini

    Regional Educational Manager
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    Tetyana Dashivets

    Project Manager ACTinEITFood
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    Frank Horlbeck

    Senior Communications Manager and Press Officer
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    Yu-Mi Lee

    Innovation Manager ActinEITFood

Work with us at EIT Food West

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Finance Business Partner(s)

Leuven - Deadline: September 29, 2023

Internal Communications Manager

Leuven - Deadline: September 29, 2023

Data and web analyst (Freelancer)

Leuven - Deadline: September 29, 2023