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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.

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 17-1┬║ Izda, 28004 Madrid
2. Parque Tecnol├│gico de Bizkaia, Lekandene, Laida Bidea 214, 48170 Zamudio (Bizkaia)

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News

EIT Food will reward SMEs and start-ups that work in the value chain of the olive sector in Europe News

EIT Food will reward SMEs and start-ups that work in the value chain of the olive sector in Europe

10 Aug 2020 This European prize, worth 4,000 euros, has been included in the Juan Ramón Guillén Foundation Awards
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
 Finalists of the 2020 SeedBed Bilbao announced EIT Food Projects

Finalists of the 2020 SeedBed Bilbao announced

08 Jun 2020 This is the second edition of the Seedbed programme in Spain and this year it includes projects from Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and Israel
12 innovative Southern European projects participate in a bootcamp to join the EIT Food incubator and become viable businesses News

12 innovative Southern European projects participate in a bootcamp to join the EIT Food incubator and become viable businesses

18 May 2020 This is the second edition of the Seedbed programme in Spain and this year it includes projects from Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and Israel
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
Welcome to our new partners to the EIT Food South Community! News

Welcome to our new partners to the EIT Food South Community!

20 Apr 2020 We send a warm welcome to our new partners who are now joining the EIT Food Community: 6 Core Partners, 4 Network Partners and 2 associate partners