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Welcome

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 still remains 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.

Portugal

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.

Contact Us

CLC South
1. Fernando VI 17-1º Izda, 28004 Madrid
2. Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Lekandene, Laida Bidea 214, 48170 Zamudio (Bizkaia)

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News

A new packaging produced by lettuce by-products wins the Challenge Lab 2021 News

A new packaging produced by lettuce by-products wins the Challenge Lab 2021

14 Dec 2021 47 participants took part in the 2 days Challenge Lab 2021 to find innovative and sustainable solutions for the life cycle of lettuce production and consumption
Over 200 agents attended the II Fundación Juan Ramón Guillén Awards News

Over 200 agents attended the II Fundación Juan Ramón Guillén Awards

25 Nov 2021 Sponsored by EIT Food, Caja Rural de Jaén and Coosur, the II Fundación Juan Ramón Guillén Awards were hosted in Hacienda Guzmán, Sevilla where they delivered prizes valued in 12
Double recap under EIT Food Public Sector Representatives Activity Line News

Double recap under EIT Food Public Sector Representatives Activity Line

24 Nov 2021 This year, on December 1st, will be a double recap under EIT Food PSRAL (Public Sector Representatives Activity Line) - coordinated by Faculty of Management University of Warsaw: EIT Food RIS Government Executive Academy (GEA) and EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network (RIN)
The First Portuguese Journalism Awards Winners Have Been Revealed ! News

The First Portuguese Journalism Awards Winners Have Been Revealed !

22 Nov 2021 Carlos Rico and Sílvia Camharina are the first Portuguese Journalism Awards Winners
The Second Edition of EIT Food EWA Empowers Women Entrepreneurs in Portugal News

The Second Edition of EIT Food EWA Empowers Women Entrepreneurs in Portugal

15 Nov 2021 EIT Food EWA offers its participants 6 months of personalised mentorship with a business expert, as well as access to several contacts from an international network and funding opportunities up to 10,000€
New deadline: Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs News

New deadline: Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs

08 Nov 2021 EIT Food is looking for food companies that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs project to commercialise selected results of Consumer Engagement Labs

Blog

Water scarcity in Southern Europe: Food expert insights

Water scarcity in Southern Europe: Food expert insights

26 May 2020 Today a selection of food experts from the cross-KIC initiative Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe share their thoughts with us