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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

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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 startup from Bilbao FAN wins the second edition of EIT FAN and gets the prize of 100.000 euros. News

A startup from Bilbao FAN wins the second edition of EIT FAN and gets the prize of 100.000 euros.

23 Nov 2020 The second edition of EIT Food FAN hosted 10 startups and this year's winner came from Bilbao FAN 
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!
Personalised nutrition to help reduce the effect of diseases such as COVID-19, according to scientists at the ‘EIT Food Innovation Forum’ News

Personalised nutrition to help reduce the effect of diseases such as COVID-19, according to scientists at the ‘EIT Food Innovation Forum’

11 Nov 2020 The 5th and 6th of November a group of international experts took part in the 3rd EIT Food Innovation Forum, where the latest studies on nutrition and health were shared
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
Another Huerto gathers 20 families to highligh the importance of our realtionship with food EIT Food Projects

Another Huerto gathers 20 families to highligh the importance of our realtionship with food

28 Oct 2020 The past 24th of October we learnt how to grow a kitchen garden without leaving home!