What we do
Our team is responsible for driving innovation in the food sector in the regions of the UK, Ireland and Iceland.
We work closely with a unique network of partners including key industry players, agrifood startups, research centres and universities from our region. Together, and as part of the wider EIT Food Community, we are all working together to deliver an innovative and entrepreneurial food sector.
In our region, our focus areas include childhood obesity, sustainable aquaculture and sustainable land use.
Our impact in these areas forms part of EIT Food's wider mission to transform our food system.
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Join our Info Day
EIT Food North West is hosting 2 sessions to inform interested organisations about our open call for innovation proposals. These sessions are for organisations that are based in the UK, Ireland or Iceland.
Our innovation call aims to solve challenges and exploit opportunities to help us build a better food system in Europe. The call will open to external organisations as well as existing EIT Food partners.
This short online event is designed to provide information about the call and the application process.
The information day will run online twice:
- 2nd of November 10.00 to 12.00 GMT
- 3rd November 10.00 to 12.00 GMT
Future of Learning Event
Interested in the future of learning and how it will impact future generations?
Join the EIT Community online at the #EITFutureofLearning event on 5th November to learn more about digital learning and new education technologies.
Be inspired by experts and take part in interactive panel discussions and masterclasses where you can shape the conversation on current and future trends in learning.Learn more
EIT Food is exhibiting at the premier food and drink event in Wales, UK.
Following on from the huge success of the event in 2019, BlasCymru/TasteWales 2021 will bring together producers, buyers and food industry professionals at this signature international food and drink trade event and conference. The 2021 event will be held at the International Convention Centre Wales (ICCW) on 27-28 October 2021.
EIT Food will present its innovation portfolio and business support offering. we look forward to seeing you there!Learn more
Seedbed Recruitment Workshop
Apply Now to join EIT Food North West’s Seedbed Recruitment Workshop!
Explore how your research or technology can be applied to the agri-food sector!
We are hosting an event on 3rd-4th December 2021 to recruit aspiring entrepreneurs for our Seedbed Incubator Programme at EIT Food North West (Iceland, Ireland, and the UK). Apply by 19th November 2021 at 12pm GMT to join the event.Learn more
Aquaculture Showcase Event
Are you interested in exploring the innovations that are transforming aquaculture into a sustainable sector? Join our Aquaculture Showcase event!
EIT Food’s Aquaculture Showcase virtual event will explore the latest research and innovations in the aquaculture sector.
The event will bring together key stakeholders from the aquaculture sector to explore the current EU aquaculture landscape and to explore the challenges and opportunities the sector will face in the upcoming years.Register Here
EIT Food Female Entrepreneurship Survey
Exploring barriers women face as founders and CEOs, and EIT Food’s commitment to advance gender equity.
In order to better understand the experiences of women and their suggested interventions from EIT Food Business Creation, this study carried out three primary forms of research:
- The EIT Food Female Entrepreneurship survey.
- Three focus groups across four EIT Food entrepreneurship programmes.
- Interviews with selected investor partners.
The survey and focus group sessions were effective at understanding the experiences and needs of participants at different stages of business development.
To find out more about the key findings and EIT Food Business Creation’s commitments to advance gender equity, download the full report.Download the Report
Meet our new RisingFoodStars: EnvoPAP and Terra NutriTECH
EIT Food’s RisingFoodStars Association has opened its doors to 16 European agtech and foodtech impactful scaleups. EIT Food North-West welcomes envoPAP from UK and Terra NutriTECH from Ireland to the regional community.
EnvoPAP: this scaleup makes better use of abundant agricultural waste to create high-quality, environmentally friendly and ecologically viable printing and packaging products.
Terra NutriTECH: the company works with progressive farmers ensuring precision nutrition for their livestock through the water system or sprayed on to feed on the farm.Learn more about RisingFoodStars
Meet our new EIT Food Accelerator Network Cohort
EIT Food’s Accelerator Network programme welcomes its 2021 cohort of high-impact agrifood startups.
The chosen startups will benefit from industry connections, specifically tailored programmes and key resources to accelerate their growth and impact.
The University of Cambridge deliver the programme in EIT Food’s North-West regional office. The 2021 teams include:
- Beta Bugs Limited
- Decomer Technology
- Fieldwork Robotics Limited
- Freshseal Limited
- Glaia Limited
- Micron Agritech
- The Smart Food Company Ltd
- Weedbot SIA
Meet our new Seedbed Incubator Cohort
EIT Food’s Seedbed Incubator programme welcomes its 2021 cohort of inspiring teams working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.
Teams work within one of EIT Food’s 6 focus areas: sustainable agriculture, sustainable aquaculture, alternative proteins, digital traceability, targeted nutrition and circular food systems.
Teams belonging to Queen’s University Belfast Hub include:
- Hai Tech
- Niskus Biotec
- Evo Plant
- Carbon Harvesters
- Amply Discovery
- Bright Biotech
- Aqua Lub
EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event
EIT Food sponsors the Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event to celebrate the innovators that are transforming our food systemsRead more
Entio: supporting rural farmers to repurpose agricultural waste
Entio are a London and Colombian-based startup, optimising the transformation of natural waste into edible insect proteins and fertiliserRead more