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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Fotenix Case Study
FOTENIX Tech - previous participants of EIT Food’s Accelerator Network is enabling smart operation of agricultural machinery for next generation crop analytics.
The startup is empowering farmers to detect crop disease at an early stage, so they are able to take action before a disease spreads to neighbouring crops, threatening their overall yield. Learn more about their revolutionary idea and how the EIT Food Accelerator Network supported their journey.Learn more
SoluBlue Case Study
SoluBlue - previous participants of EIT Food’s Seedbed Incubator is developing a sustainable alternative to plastic food packaging, which extends shelf-life and reduces food waste.
Learn more about their startup idea and how the 2020 Seedbed Incubator programme helped them on their commercial journey.Learn more
BioFeyn Case Study
BioFeyn - previous participants of EIT Food’s Seedbed Incubator Programme is improving the diets of farmed fish to decrease the likelihood of disease.
Discover more about their company and how the 2020 Seedbed Incubator programme supported them on the initial stage of their commercial journey.Learn more
Algacraft Case Study
Algacraft - previous participants of EIT Food’s Seedbed Incubator Programme believes the future of food lies in algae!
They are building a service that focuses on defining optimal cultivation conditions for industrially relevant algal strains. Learn more about their idea and how the Seedbed Incubator programme helped them along their commercial journey.Learn more
Plantik Case Study
Plantik - previous participants of EIT Food’s Seedbed Incubator Programme is shaping the future of plant breeding, starting with hemp.
Learn how the startup is helping to improve sustainability within agriculture and how our Seedbed Incubator Programme supported them on their journey.Learn more
Cellular Agriculture - previous participants of EIT Food’s Accelerator Network is the UK’s first startup in the cultured protein space.
The startup has developed a technology to enable cell-based foods to be produced on an industrial scale. Learn more about their revolutionary idea and how the 2020 EIT Food Accelerator Network supported their journey.Learn more
Entio Case Study
Entio - previous participants of EIT Food’s Change Maker’s Programme is on a mission to help rural farmers to repurpose their agricultural waste, rather than throw it away.
Entio was formed to enable rural farmers to contribute to a circular bioeconomy, by repurposing their agricultural waste into natural fertiliser and high-protein food supplements for animal feed. We share their story of empowering rural communities to transform their waste into new sustainable products, to contribute to the revolution of our food systems.Learn more
Preservation Culture Case Study
Preservation Culture - previous participants of EIT Food’s Change Makers Programme is on a mission to support women and tackle food waste.
Preservation Culture was formed in 2019 with an important purpose – to support women who are often excluded from the workforce while tackling the food waste crisis. We share their story to inspire women to pursue their agrifood business ventures and contribute to transforming our food systemsLearn 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
Market validation is a key process often overlooked by entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs and startups are developing valuable innovations that are shaping the future of tomorrow’s food system, so it is healthier, more sustainable and trustedRead more