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Welcome

Czech Republic is the second largest producer of hops in Europe and one of EIT Food’s RIS countries

The agrifood sector is one of the main drivers of Czech Republic’s economy

With farms covering 44% of the country area, the agriculture industry is one of the most important sectors of the Czech economy. The country’s agricultural production is diversified. Top export products are: milk, livestock, grains, sugar and malt. Approx. 13.7% of  farmland of Czech Republic are used for organic farming (2014), which is one of the highest rate among 28 RIS countries.

Room for Improvement

Despite the notable research potential, the lack of effective cooperation between academia, government and businesses constitutes an obstacle to effective development in innovations. EIT Food can be the crucial link that strengthens these necessary bonds among Czech actors. EIT Food can also help in increasing competitiveness of agri-food sector by knowledge transfer activities and support of investment and innovation projects.

EIT Food Hub in Czech Republic: University of Chemistry and Technology

Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology of the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague is where EIT Food Hub’s activities are performed. It ranks among leading university centres of food science and embraces both traditional food science fields, food technologies and innovations for the food industry, as well as current trends in the development of food and biochemical sciences, food analysis and nutrition, including several ISO 17025 accredited laboratories dealing with food quality, safety and authenticity assessment.

One of the typical Czech specialties produced from the 16th century is Olomouc curd cheese (Olomoucke tvaruzky) with the specific, strong smell. Some people love it, some hate it. But due to its nutritional values, low fat content and content of full-value proteins and calcium, Olomoucke tvaruzky ranks among top Czech cheeses.

Contact Us

EIT Food Hub in Czech Republic
University of Chemistry and Technology
Technická 5
166 28 Praha 6 – Dejvice

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News

DEADLINE EXTENDED: EIT Jumpstarter 2020 News

DEADLINE EXTENDED: EIT Jumpstarter 2020

20 Mar 2020 Do you have a unique business idea and want to enhance your entrepreneurial skills? Get involved with Europe’s largest thematic innovation network, learn how to develop your business plan and pitch your idea to future investors
Recruitment period for EIT Food RIS Fellowships in now open!

Recruitment period for EIT Food RIS Fellowships in now open!

03 Mar 2020 In this programme, MSc students and graduates with different educational backgrounds as well as Ph
Call for proposals to carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood business EIT Food Projects

Call for proposals to carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood business

03 Mar 2020 EIT Food is looking for 3 organisations based in the South of Europe, namely from Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain or Turkey and 2 organisations based in the East of Europe, namely from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia to organise activities within a project aiming at boosting the entrepreneurial skills of women in the agrifood sector
EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development open in 28 RIS countries News

EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development open in 28 RIS countries

28 Feb 2020 The training brings together 40 professionals from different backgrounds and countries, who will have an opportunity to gain knowledge of the tools, techniques, and methodologies used in the process of new product development in the food industry
EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2020 News

EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2020

13 Feb 2020 EIT Food Government Executive Academy brings together public sector representatives, including regional and central government officials, from 28 RIS countries, researchers working in the field of agri-food innovations from industry, academia and European institutions
Startups offered help with legal and accounting costs News

Startups offered help with legal and accounting costs

13 Feb 2020 Legal and Accounting Support offers up to €2,500 to startups and entrepreneurs to cover the costs of company incorporation, IP protection, accounting and other