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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.

What we do...

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 the new West region comes together, this page will be populated with content relevant to the new region.

We unlock innovation potential in businesses and universities, and create and ​scale agrifood startups to bring new technologies and products ​to market. ​We bring people together in order to create a healthier food system.

Our West region covers the following areas: United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Luxembourg, Switzerland and The Netherlands, with teams on the ground across four countries (UK, Germany, France and Belgium).

We welcome you to join our community and join us on our mission.

We are excited to announce our 1st EIT Food Region West Partnership Event! We welcome all Strategic and Delivery Partners to join us in Edinburgh, Scotland, on the 19th-21st June. The event will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel. We will discuss multiple themes and have the chance to network with others.

19.6 - Arrival Day (Networking and Dinner)

20.6 - Event Day (Keynotes, Workshops, Talks)

21.6 - Departure Day

More details to be announced soon.

A taste of the Radisson Blu...

Explore more about EIT Food

Here at EIT Food West, we have a lot to offer. From open calls, blogs, reports, projects and more, we have something for everyone. We are a community with the same mission, to achieve a more sustainable food system for people and planet.

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…

Impact Funding Framework

Deadline: September 01, 2025
open call
If you’ve got an idea that will change food systems for the better, we want to fund it.


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…
In this report, published by EIT Food North-West in collaboration with Innovate UK KTN, we explore how the ruminant livestock industry in the UK and Ireland can achieve net zero targets.
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On the blog

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In this blog, we explore a day in the life of a farm veterinarian who visits different farms to help treat livestock for farmers.
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In this blog, we explore a day in the life of nutrition scientist who researches how the food that we eat affects our health.

Discover the EIT Food partners in this region

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Innovation projects

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Creating opportunities in the agrifood sector to enable food security
EIT Food presents GROW, a project that gives farmers an active voice and makes them leaders in shaping a sustainable and resilient food system.

Meet the EIT Food West team

    Dr Georg Schirrmacher

    Dr. Georg Schirrmacher

    Director EIT Food West Region
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    Alicia Abendroth

    Key Account Manager
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    Ana Arcila

    Key Account Manager
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    Anna Moskow

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    Chiara Menini

    Regional Educational Manager
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    Frank Horlbeck

    Senior Regional Communications and Event Manager
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    Friederike Wagner

    Entrepreneurship Facilitator
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    Holly Knight

    Regional Finance & Administration Manager

    Kristel Rondou-Vanden Heuvel

    Office Manager
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    Laura Elphick

    Ecosystem Manager
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    Lukxmi Balathasan

    Business Creation Manager (Seedbed Incubator Lead)
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    Malte Stumpenhorst

    Key Account Manager
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    Mariana Fazenda

    Programme Manager Education
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    Marie Brueser

    Corporate Venture Manager
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    Nazanin Khayyat

    Key Account Manager
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    Samantha Gadenne

    Corporate Venturing Manager

    Sieglinde Mühlbauer

    Office Manager
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    Beckie Bold

    Communications Intern
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    Clara Wessel

    Communications Intern

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