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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

Visit our North-East page here

News

Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process, call 2020-2 News

Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process, call 2020-2

14 Sep 2020 EIT Food has announced that 4 consortia of scientific organisations and food companies have been selected for the EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs activity
Call for experts to carry out analyses of national/regional agrifood innovation policies News

Call for experts to carry out analyses of national/regional agrifood innovation policies

26 Aug 2020 EIT Food with University of Warsaw carries out a comparative analyses of agri-food innovation policies in RIS countries, with a view to further improve EIT Food activities, outreach and targeted offering for local stakeholders
Call for proposals - Consumer Engagement Labs 2020-2 News

Call for proposals - Consumer Engagement Labs 2020-2

28 Jul 2020 EIT Food is looking for consortia consisting of 2 organisations operating in the same country (scientific organisation and food producer) that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs activity
50 women entrepreneurs selected to participate in EWA 2020 EIT Food Projects

50 women entrepreneurs selected to participate in EWA 2020

07 Jul 2020 Up to 50 women entrepreneurs from countries with modest to moderate innovation rates have been selected to participate, during 6 months, in an educational programme tailored for female-specific challenges regarding entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector
Applications open for EWA - Empowering Women in Agrifood

Applications open for EWA - Empowering Women in Agrifood

30 Apr 2020 The ground-breaking programme, EWA, includes support, training and personalized mentoring for six months, as well as prizes up to 10,000 euros
Food Foresight COVID-19: Request for proposals to carry out foresight analysis on the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the food sector News

Food Foresight COVID-19: Request for proposals to carry out foresight analysis on the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the food sector

08 Apr 2020 EIT Food CLC NE is looking for a Lead Expert to support CLC NE RIS team in the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 crisis on the agri-food sector

Events

12 October 2020

Plant-Powered Perspectives 2020

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