EIT Food

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What we do

Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.

CLC West is one of EIT Food Co-Location Centres, and was established in Leuven in 2017. Making sure that the food sector gets better, while stimulating others wanting to contribute as well is most important to us, that's why we combine our efforts with for instance other leading businesses, universities, research centres and institutes. This vast network consists of partners from Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

Our main focus is to provide a healthier lifestyle for citizens by enhancing high-value-added cooperation and integration in order to stimulate innovation, talent development and consumer involvement.

We are ready to revolutionise the food industry! Want to join us?

EIT Food West

Our Team

Ilario Ingravallo Programme Manager Innovation Ilario Ingravallo
Jente Schoutens Junior Communication Manager Jente Schoutens
Kristel Rondou-Vanden Heuvel Office Manager Kristel Rondou-Vanden Heuvel
Dr. Martine van Veelen Director EIT Food West Dr. Martine van Veelen
Paul Lambeets Junior Communication Trainee Paul Lambeets


04 August 2019

EIT Food at Hapje Tapje 2019

20 November 2019

The Future of Food



New food trends come to life at the Food Fashion Festival News

New food trends come to life at the Food Fashion Festival

05 Jul 2019 What is the role of social media in the way food is produced? How do new food trends such as veganism determine our eating habits? These are some of the questions behind the new food trends that came to life during the Food Fashion Festival on Ladeuzesquare in Leuven