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.
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
50 women entrepreneurs selected to participate in EWA 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 sectorRead more
30 innovative ideas to fight water scarcity
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. In the next three months the startups will receive training and advice and the best ones will receive an economical award. The programme will end with a final competition between the start-ups to be held in Italy, Greece and Spain.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
Call for expressions of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs 2021
EIT Food is looking for universities (public or non-public higher education institutes) that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs 2021 activityRead more
New podcasts series abouth water scarcity in Greece
Α podcast series to enhance knowledge and overcome current barriers to tackle water scarcity in Southern Europe!Read more
The results of the call for expressions of interest to become EIT Food Hubs in 2021-2023
It is a great pleasure for us to inform that our EIT Food CLC North-East and CLC South have selected organisations to perform the role of EIT Food Hubs during the period in 2021-2023/Read more
COVID-19 Foresight Italy: The epicentre of the pandemic in Europe
Italy was one of the first European countries to be hard hit by COVID-19Read more
COVID-19 Foresight Spain: The entire food sector affected by a decrese in out-of-home food consumption and in tourism rates
Spain is one of the countries most impacted by the coronavirus, which has had a significant impact on food service and tourism, two areas making up a significant share of the national economyRead more
Meet the EIT Food Empowering Women in Agrifood 2020 edition winners!
EIT Food presents 10 agrifood female - led startups from Eastern and Southern Europe that will pursue their entrepreneurial journey thanks to 75Read more
EIT Food will reward SMEs and startups that work in the value chain of the olive sector in Europe
This European prize, worth 4,000 euros, has been included in the Juan Ramón Guillén Foundation AwardsRead more
The proteins of the future: Keys to making them known
The development of alternative proteins has emerged as one of the main fields of food innovation in EuropeRead more
The Online Circular Yoghurt Challenge Lab, an innovative new hackathon
Dairy is a fantastic source of nutrients but from farm to spoon it remains depletive to the planetRead more
Two winners on the first edition of the Italian Journalism Award on Food Innovation and Sustainability
EIT Food announces the first edition of the Italian Journalism Award on Food Innovation and SustainabilityRead more
Call for expression of interest to organise momentous startup events and scouting in the Basque Country
EIT Food South is looking for one organisation based in the Basque Country to organise 3-4 start-up events and regional scouting to boost and connect the regional entrepreneurship ecosystem in 2021.Read more
ElT Food plans to hold an event in Madrid in a hybrid format (depending on the situation of the pandemic) in targeted nutrition, obesity and innovation during a day and a half in June that attracts the network of innovation in nutrition.Read more
After two editions with growing success, it is decided this year to organize the third edition of the EIT Food FUN&FAN that attracts the network of entrepreneurship in Euskadi; this time, in Donostia / hybrid (depending on the situation of the pandemic).Read more