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

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News

Meet the winners of the RIS Innovation Prizes competition News

Meet the winners of the RIS Innovation Prizes competition

29 Oct 2019 EIT Food presents early-stage agrifood startups from Easter and Southern Europe that won the Innovation Prizes competition
Doubled number of interns in the 2nd edition of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships News

Doubled number of interns in the 2nd edition of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships

20 Sep 2019 We are more than proud to announce that this year, 50 students from 28 RIS countries have attended their internship projects
50 students enjoy EIT Food paid internships in the agri-food sector News

50 students enjoy EIT Food paid internships in the agri-food sector

12 Aug 2019 Both the beneficiaries for the RIS Fellowships, from higher education and young entrepreneurs, and RIS Talents, doctoral students and young postdocs, have already started their 3-6 month traineeships
Innovative ideas at the Demo Day in Lisbon

Innovative ideas at the Demo Day in Lisbon

01 Aug 2019 From the 31st of July until the 1st of August, EIT Food South organized an AgriFood Demo Day in Lisbon (Portugal), gathering over 70 participants, selected from a vast number of applicants
EIT Food South and PeakBridge host a pre-Horasis Summit event in Lisbon

EIT Food South and PeakBridge host a pre-Horasis Summit event in Lisbon

08 Apr 2019 EIT Food and PeakBridge, EIT Food South partner, organised an intimate side-event in Lisbon to the 2019 Horasis Global Meeting
EIT Food South Brings Three Successful Agrifood Startups to the Techstars Startup Week Bilbao

EIT Food South Brings Three Successful Agrifood Startups to the Techstars Startup Week Bilbao

11 Mar 2019 In recent years, the food sector has consolidated itself as one of the areas in full growth in southern Europe