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.
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
A startup from Bilbao FAN wins the second edition of EIT FAN and gets the prize of 100.000 euros.
The second edition of EIT Food FAN hosted 10 startups and this year's winner came from Bilbao FANRead more
The success of the EIT Food RIS Fellowships project - how we managed to overcome challenges
We are proud to announce the spectacular success of EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2020 edition!Read more
Personalised nutrition to help reduce the effect of diseases such as COVID-19, according to scientists at the ‘EIT Food Innovation Forum’
The 5th and 6th of November a group of international experts took part in the 3rd EIT Food Innovation Forum, where the latest studies on nutrition and health were sharedRead more
Experts from Southern and Central-Eastern Europe join forces to show the golden opportunities arising from COVID-19 for the agrifood sector
On 28 October, EIT Food held a launch event presenting the results and insights of the EIT Food Foresight analysis on the COVID-19 impact in the agrifood sector in South and Central-Eastern EuropeRead more
Another Huerto gathers 20 families to highligh the importance of our realtionship with food
The past 24th of October we learnt how to grow a kitchen garden without leaving home!Read more
Mapping of the Innovation Ecosystem on the Atlantic Area
AHFES, a European project funded by the Atlantic Area programme, aims to improve the overall competitiveness and growth of SMEs in the value chain of healthy food & lifestyles by contributing to enhancing a transnational innovation ecosystem that helps SMEs access to knowledge, partners and markets and align their products and services to consumer needs and expectationsRead more
‘Robin Food’ in Spain, a project that eliminates surplus food, employs vulnerable people and creates new products
EIT Food launched Robin Food to produce 40,000 units of products such as cream of vegetable soups, bread bars and homemade biscuitsRead more
The II Food FUN&FAN gathers more than 250 startups, investors and industry
The II FUN&FAN, held the 15th of October, achieved the goal of connecting various startups and experts from the agrifood sector in order to enrich businesses and discuss about the post-COVID entrepreneurship opportunitiesRead more
The startup Captive Systems wins the ‘Innowise Challenge Lab’ in Italy
Captive Systems’, a technology for the removal and/or recovery of lipophilic substances, hydrocarbons and heavy metals from water, soil and air, won the InnoWise Challenge Lab in ItalyRead more
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
Challenge Lab: finding Innovative & Circular Solutions in the Dairy Industry
In 2021, EIT Food is launching a new initiative focusing on team formation whereby we match people with technological solutions to transform the food system (the ‘scientist’) with brilliant ‘businesspeople’.Read more
EIT Food is looking for organisations that would assume the role of EIT Food Hub, one in each of the countries targeted by EIT Food’s Regional Innovation Scheme: Portugal, Italy, Greece and Turkey.Read more
The initiative seeks to support the establishment of digitalisation testbeds to improve food production by reducing food waste and loss, increasing the supply chain efficiency and effectiveness, and enhancing a circular economy.Read more