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Innovation

We guide and accelerate food innovation to transform the food system. We focus on inclusive systems innovation, which enables all people and places to participate and benefit.

Our 6 focus areas

Our 6 innovation focus areas are delivered with a combination of industry, education and research partners to improve environmental and health outcomes by developing solutions in the most promising food innovation areas. They include protein diversification, circular food systems, digital traceability, sustainable agriculture, sustainable aquaculture and targeted nutrition

EIT Food Open Innovation Call 2023

Have you got an idea for an innovative project that will create positive change in the food system? We want to hear from you!

Protein Diversification

We are developing and adopting diversified protein-based solutions, which are healthy, sustainable, safe and affordable.

Circular Food Systems

We are encouraging the shift from linear to circular, sustainable food systems, in which resources are reused, nutrients recycled, by-products reduced and what remains is reutilised.

Digital Traceability

We are supporting technologies that make it easier to digitalise traceability. This can improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of food.

Sustainable Agriculture

We are supporting European farmers in meeting sustainability requirements by co-creating climate-neutral, fair, resilient and economically viable agricultural practices.

Sustainable Aquaculture

We are transforming the aquaculture sector by reducing its carbon footprint, transitioning to circular economy, and ensuring food security and safety.

Targeted Nutrition

We are supporting the development of a personalised approach to nutritional products and dietary guidance to create behavioural change towards more healthy and tailored diets.

Featured innovation projects

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AGAPE represents an AI-based collaborative platform which addresses the EU aquaculture market, academia, consumers, and research ecosystems as the first innovative model of interaction between stakeholders.
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BREEZE is a revolutionary and environmentally friendly concept for fish health management, under development in response to the needs of salmon farming for new approaches and effective methods to improve the management of sea lice.
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FishFrom Ltd will grow Atlantic Salmon from egg to 5kg in land-based Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS), and thanks to EIT Food funding and in partnership with the Universities of Trento and Bologna and The Innovation Hub of Trentino…

Innovation projects in your area

With teams on the ground across Europe, we strive to bridge the gap between countries and regions with low innovation capacity and those leading the way.

On the blog

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In this third episode, we meet Lennart Heyner, co-founder of the German startup Crafting Future. Together with Norbite (SW), Nabo Farm (DK) and Inoqo (AU), Crafting Future is part of the first cohort of the New European Bahaus booster…
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Meet Beta Bugs Ltd, a biotechnology start-up based in Edinburgh, UK, that is developing and distributing black soldier fly breeds to the insect farming sector.