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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.

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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 Government Executive Academy 2020 News

EIT Food Government Executive Academy 2020

13 Feb 2020 EIT Food Government Executive Academy brings together public sector representatives, including regional and central government officials, from 28 RIS countries, researchers working in the field of agri-food innovations from industry, academia and European institutions
Startups offered help with legal and accounting costs News

Startups offered help with legal and accounting costs

13 Feb 2020 Legal and Accounting Support offers up to €2,500 to startups and entrepreneurs to cover the costs of company incorporation, IP protection, accounting and other
Applications open for Innovation Prizes competition!

Applications open for Innovation Prizes competition!

10 Feb 2020 EIT Food is looking for early stage agrifood startups from Southern and Eastern Europe to join the Innovation Prizes competition
Call for proposals to carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood business EIT Food Projects

Call for proposals to carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood business

06 Feb 2020 EIT Food is looking for 3 organisations based in the South of Europe, namely from Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain or Turkey and 2 organisations based in the East of Europe, namely from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia to organise activities within a project aiming at boosting the entrepreneurial skills of women in the agrifood sector
EIT Food is looking for innovative agrifood ideas for its incubator in Spain News

EIT Food is looking for innovative agrifood ideas for its incubator in Spain

06 Feb 2020 The Seedbed 2020 programme will have one of its locations in Bilbao, where ten entrepreneurs will receive training with funding of up to €10,000 and the chance to access an extra €20,000
Call for proposals: project implementation with farmers and startups EIT Food Projects

Call for proposals: project implementation with farmers and startups

04 Feb 2020 Test Farms is a programme that links agricultural startups with farmers and testing-land to help innovative agritech startups to validate and test their products and services, showcase their businesses to customers and investors and finally support the technological transformation in European agriculture

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