What We Do
Working towards a more innovative food sector in the southern European region.
As one of EIT Food Co-Location Centres, the CLC South was established in Spain in 2017 to build bridges among leading businesses, universities, research centres, institutes and the food market. It consists of partners from Italy, Israel and Spain and of local innovation hubs in Greece, Portugal and Turkey.
With a consumer-centric approach, our main goal is to deliver a healthier lifestyle for citizens by enhancing high-value-added cooperation and integration in order to stimulate innovation, talent development and consumer involvement.
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EIT Food South
EIT Food South operates in Italy, Israel, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Turkey.
Southern European initiatives to reduce obesity
The global prevalence of obesity has been increasing over the last decades both among adults and among children. Read our report about Southern European initiatives to reduce obesity and learn how we can transform our society with healthy habits!Read more
2020 EIT Food South Activity Report
It has been our third year working towards a more innovative food sector in Southern European regions. We are working hard to connect consumers with businesses, startups, researchers and students to transform our food ecosystem and build the food of the future.Download Report
A conversation with the Expert Community: Giuseppe Scionti shares his view on plant based protein and the impact of COVID-19
COVID-19 has severely affected food chain supply, bringing new challenges and uncertainty towards future. Food Tank president, Danielle Nierenberg, spoke with Giuseppe Scionti, EIT Food Accelerator Network Alumni, a member of the Food R&D Expert community and CEO and Co-founder of Novameat, about the matter.Learn more
Can regenerative agriculture replace conventional farming?
As the Earth’s population rises and the need for sustainable food production continues to grow, farmers and policymakers are taking an increasing interest in regenerative agriculture as a positive, adaptable approach to sustainable farming.Read more
Join the Agrifood Futures Community and engage with top agrifood experts throughout Europe
The EIT Food Agrifood Futures Community brings together agrifood experts from business, academia and research backgrounds to share and collaborate around the most pressing agrifood challenges.Read more
Call for EIT Food Ris Policy Council members 2021-2022
EIT Food is looking for g for experts that would like to participate in the EIT Food RIS Policy Council from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and TurkeyRead more
EIT Food selects eight innovative projects to participate in the Seedbed agrifood incubator in Spain
The European consortium, EIT Food, has selected eight innovative business ideas within the agrifood sector to participate in the Seedbed incubatorRead more
The European Institute of Innovation selects 20 innovative companies to find solutions for water scarcity
The European Institute of Innovation selects 20 innovative companies to find solutions for water scarcityRead more
Call for expressions of interest to organise the EIT Food Startup Awareness Event
EIT Food is looking for three organisations, each based in one of the following countries: Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia and Ukraine, to organise the EIT Food Startup Awareness Event for the local agrifood ecosystem in September-November 2021Read more
The agrifood is a sector attracting and increasing attention from corporates, investors and new funds
EIT Food role is supporting entrepreneurs at any age of development and advocating for the relevance of the sector as an innovation opportunityRead more
EIT Food has rewarded startups that work in the value chain of the olive sector in Europe
This is the second edition of the awards, that seek to reward initiatives that contribute to the development and improvement of the olive sector, which is strategic in the Spanish and Andalusian economyRead more
Ten international agrifood startups have been selected to participate at the EIT Food FAN accelerator in Bilbao
A total of 593 applications have been submitted to this third edition of EIT FAN, 117 more than last yearRead more
EIT Food launches its Journalism Awards 2021 in Spain, Italy and Portugal
EIT Food announces once again its Journalism Awards, aiming to encourage the work of journalists who bring awareness to the topic of innovation and sustainability in the agrifood field by divulgating and spreading its core valuesRead more
6 out of 10 European agrifood companies do not use any artificial intelligence solutions, according to experts at the Food 4 future in Bilbao
"Are European agrifood SMEs ready for the adoption of artificial intelligence?" this questions was answered by experts at F4F on the 17th of JuneRead more
EIT Manufacturing together with EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Digital and EIT Food are looking for trainers to support them in the implementation of the Water Academy in the Cross-KIC initiative “Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe”.Read more
Open call to look for a collaborative center to impart a master class about Pulse Electric Fields (PEF) for healthier virgin olive oil extraction
Phenoils consortium and EPS are looking for a University or Research center to carry out and educational worshop about new technologies for the increase of phenols and yield in virgin olive oil extraction during 2021-2022 season.Read more
EIT Food is looking for experts in regenerative agriculture and animal husbandry to train and advise Italian producers who are interested in learning how to farm more sustainably.Read more
The present call is launched to select 3 organisations that would become organisers of the Startup Awareness Events. Countries eligible for the call are Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro, the Republic of North Montenegro and Ukraine.Read more