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Innovation
Innovation

Innovation

We are fostering collaboration across the entire food system to develop innovative technologies, products and services.

Our four innovation programmes

By bringing all players together we want to build a shared vision for the future of food and a shared agenda to transform it and make it better.

Our role is to guide and accelerate the innovation process that will transform the food system. We are committed to overcoming low consumer trust, creating consumer-valued food for healthier nutrition, building a consumer-centric connected food system and enhancing sustainability through promoting a circular Bioeconomy.  

We are building an inclusive and innovative community where the consumer is actively involved, by empowering consumers to take an active part in the transformation of the food system, as well as building and shaping the innovators of tomorrow. 

Our approach puts the needs and concerns of consumers at the heart of the food value chain, co-creating ideas to drive a more resource-efficient, secure, trusted and transparent food system. 

Inclusive and trusted food system

Inclusive and trusted food system

Discover how we are increasing trust in the food system by increasing the traceability and auditability of food quality, safety and authenticity, and catalysing an overall digitalisation of the food value chain.

Healthier nutrition

Healthier nutrition

Our innovation activities are helping to reduce the prevalence and diet-related risk of developing metabolic diseases through personalised nutrition services, including non-invasive tools, online information services and novel technologies, enabling people to make healthier decisions.

Connected and transparent system

Connected and transparent system

We are increasing the connectivity and transparency of the food system to improve the safety, real-time traceability, quality and sustainability of ingredients benefitting both the consumer and industry.

Circular Bioeconomy

Circular Bioeconomy

We are developing multidisciplinary approaches to encourage a circular Bioeconomy mindset, which reuses biproducts and waste, and increases the environmental sustainability of our food system.

Recent activities

Read all about our recent innovation activities

Digital monitoring of fruit & vegetable freshness (DigiFresh)

Digital monitoring of fruit & vegetable freshness (DigiFresh)

Keeping fruit and vegetables fresher for longer

EIT Food Call for Proposals 2022

EIT Food Call for Proposals 2022

EIT Food has opened its Call for proposals for activities to be included in its 2022 Business Plan.

RIS countries and regions

RIS countries and regions

If you look forward to getting involved in the revolution of the agrifood system and you are from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy*, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland* Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain* or Turkey or Ukraine, you cannot miss these challenging activities! 

Learn more about our Regional Innovation Scheme

Want to join a project?

Projects are led by members of our EIT Food community.

Latest news

Deadline extended! Ideation Awards of EIT xKIC New European Bauhaus looking for Climathon and hackathon participants News

Deadline extended! Ideation Awards of EIT xKIC New European Bauhaus looking for Climathon and hackathon participants

04 November 2021

EU teams participating in the 2021 EIT Climate-KIC Climathon and hackathons of EIT Digital, EIT Food and EIT Urban Mobility can win prizes....

6 out of 10 European agrifood companies do not use any artificial intelligence solutions, according to experts at the Food 4 future in Bilbao News

6 out of 10 European agrifood companies do not use any artificial intelligence solutions, according to experts at the Food 4 future in Bilbao

22 June 2021

"Are European agrifood SMEs ready for the adoption of artificial intelligence?" this questions was answered by experts at F4F on the 17th of June.....