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Welcome

Lithuania is determined to address the agrifood challenges and is one of EIT Food’s RIS countries

The agrifood sector, a solid pillar of the Lithuanian economy

Agriculture plays a significant role in Lithuania’s economy. In 2015, the agriculture offered workplaces for nearly one tenth of the employed population (ca. 9.2% of total employment). However, the country’s agriculture is challenged by significant migration and rural area depopulation.

The accession to European Union in 2004 contributed to the rapid increase of organic farming and the rate is growing.

Room for Improvement

Lithuanian agrifood sector needs technological modernization and cost-effective technologies,  as  well as shifting toward high quality foods. It is essential to facilitate constant innovation to foster internationalization and competitiveness. In order to strengthen the country’s research potential, EIT Food can help in widening international cooperation of local universities and researchers.

EIT Food Hub in Lithuania: Kaunas University of Technology

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is a leading Lithuanian university providing a wide range of studies, closely cooperating with business and implementing research and development projects. Food Institute and the Department of Food Science and Technology of KTU plays a crucial role in the context of food science in Lithuania. In 2012 KTU opened the first academic start-up incubator KTU Startup Space, where more than 70 startups were launched, including agrifood startups.

Cepelinai are made from grated and riced potatoes and stuffed with ground meat or dry curd cheese or mushrooms. So named because their shape resembles that of a Zeppelin airship.

Contact Us

EIT Food Hub in Lithuania
Kaunas University of Technology
National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre
Studentų g. 67, Kaunas, Lithuania

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News

“What are the opportunities for the agrifood sector in 2021?” – Food Foresight podcast with prof. Klaus Grunert and Marja Liisa Meurice

“What are the opportunities for the agrifood sector in 2021?” – Food Foresight podcast with prof. Klaus Grunert and Marja Liisa Meurice

17 Dec 2020 As the 2021 approaches and is very much expected to be a fresh start after the disruptive 2020, we invite you to listen to the podcast on the changes in consumer habits and new trends for the agrifood industry that were accelerated by COVID19
Will agrifood sector in Central and Eastern Europe be able to innovate thanks to or despite of COVID19? News

Will agrifood sector in Central and Eastern Europe be able to innovate thanks to or despite of COVID19?

18 Nov 2020 Agri-food entrepreneurs in Central Eastern Europe should take up the challenge to innovate in these disruptive times
Meet the winners of EIT Food Innovation Prizes 2020 Startup News

Meet the winners of EIT Food Innovation Prizes 2020

17 Nov 2020 EIT Food present three startups who won in the Grand Final of RIS Innovation Prizes 2020 competition
The success of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships project - how we managed to overcome challenges News

The success of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships project - how we managed to overcome challenges

11 Nov 2020 We are proud to announce the spectacular success of EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2020 edition!
Impressions from Summer School on New Product Development 2020

Impressions from Summer School on New Product Development 2020

09 Nov 2020 EIT Food Summer School on New Product Development was an international event that brought together over 40 participants from different backgrounds and countries, who came to gain knowledge of the tools, techniques, and methodologies used in the process of new product development in the food industry
Call for expressions of interest to become EIT Food Hubs in 2021-2023 News

Call for expressions of interest to become EIT Food Hubs in 2021-2023

28 Oct 2020 EIT Food is looking for organisations that would assume the role of EIT Food Hub, one in each of the countries targeted by EIT Food’s Regional Innovation Scheme: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia