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Spain

Spain is one of the leading fish producers in the world and is one of EIT Food’s RIS countries

The agrifood sector as a spearhead of the Spanish economy

The Spanish agrifood sector has a major impact on the country’s economy, mainly in terms of employment, revenue and exports. Due to varying climate conditions, Spain has a diversified, regional production and a keen eye for innovative changes. This coupled with a high interest in R&D and a considerable research potential, makes Spain a clear recipient of EIT Food projects.

Room for Improvement

With a lack of effective cooperation among scientists, government and businesses, EIT Food can be the crucial link that strengthens these necessary bonds among Spanish actors. Furthermore, due to an agrifood industry with a very fragmented structure and fraught with small producers, it is essential to facilitate constant innovation to foster internationalization and competitiveness.

With a diverse regional cuisine and a good climate, Spain benefits from a wide range of ingredients, which makes Spanish culinary traditions well-known around the globe.

Contact Us

CLC South
Calle de Serrano Anguita, 13, 28004 Madrid. Spain
Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia. Lekandene. Laida Bidea 214. 48170 Zamudio (Bizkaia) Spain

Visit our South page here

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
30 innovative ideas to fight water scarcity News

30 innovative ideas to fight water scarcity

06 Jul 2020 The EIT project Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe is bringing together 30 start-ups from all over Europe to provide solutions to this issue
Ten European startups initiate, in Bilbao, a four-month race for a prize of 100,000 euros and direct access to the agrifood market News

Ten European startups initiate, in Bilbao, a four-month race for a prize of 100,000 euros and direct access to the agrifood market

06 Jul 2020 The EIT Food Accelerator Network (FAN) programme is being developed in 6 different European cities at the same time bringing together high-potential businesses that could make an impact on the sector
Five European countries are working together to optimize the utilization of seafood side-streams News

Five European countries are working together to optimize the utilization of seafood side-streams

02 Jul 2020 WaSeaBi is an EU-funded project that will achieve a valuable exploitation of the biomass by developing storage solutions, sorting technologies and decision tools, which will secure an efficient and sustainable supply system for by-catches as well as side-streams from aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic processing industries
The ‘Los Salvacomidas’ initiative ends tomorrow after delivering 60,000 healthy children’s meals and recovering 3,000 kilograms of food News

The ‘Los Salvacomidas’ initiative ends tomorrow after delivering 60,000 healthy children’s meals and recovering 3,000 kilograms of food

29 Jun 2020 The initiative had the help of over 100 volunteers and over 50 NGOs, as well as the contribution of food from Angulas Aguinaga, Danone, Grupo AN, Bacalaos Alkorta, Okin, and Plátano de Canarias

Events

24 September 2020

InnoWise Challenge Lab Spain

Spain
15 October 2020

II Food FUN&FAN

Spain
05 November 2020

EIT Food III Innovation Forum

Spain
02 December 2020

e-Breakfast with Azti, Unibz & Tipa

Spain