EIT Food South organises a refresher webinar for their partners about how to prepare strong business-case proposals for EIT Food.Read more
Portugal is the largest global producer of cork and is one of EIT-Food’s RIS countries
Agriculture as Portugal’s economic backbone
Portugal’s agrifood sector is one of the leading employers in the country. Thanks to good weather and landscape conditions, it has a very diversified agriculture, where fruit and vegetables are the key crops. Furthermore, Portugal’s ability to reinvent themselves and create new products and new production techniques makes Portugal an outstanding EIT-Food member.
Room for Improvement
While Portuguese R&D is in full bloom, with a highly skilled workforce and with a substantial research potential, the investment in environmental technologies remains still low. EIT Food can foster innovation by creating connections among different actors and supporting the empowerment and enhancement of small producers.
In essence, Portugal has much potential for becoming a leading innovator thanks to the regeneration of rural areas, the competitiveness of the agrifood sector and the development of new solutions.
Portuguese cuisine is based on the use of olive oil, rice, pastries, seafood and a mix of foreign ingredients obtained thanks to the trade routes established centuries ago.
EIT Food and PeakBridge, EIT Food South partner, organised an intimate side-event in Lisbon to the 2019 Horasis Global Meeting. The main objective of this side event was discussing about the challenges of the food system and about how and why EIT Food works with startups to transform Europe’s food system.
With a view to provide EIT Food South partners with excellent skills on writing business proposals, EIT Food South organised a webinar titled "Structure of a Proposal for EIT Food". This training was aimed at giving invaluable tools for preparing business proposals to over 50 participants.
We send a warm welcome to our 2 new core member partners and to our three new Rising Food Stars who are now joining the EIT Food South Community. While partners bring extensive expertise and experience to support us create a brand-new food system, startups represent the agile and swift partners that help us drive the innovation of the future within this large network.
EIT Food and PeakBridge will host a side-event to the 2019 Horasis Global Meeting in Cascais, on the 5th of April. The main aim is to discuss about the challenges of the food system and about how and why EIT works with startups to transform Europe’s food system.Read more