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Foodathon will empower young innovators from Europe and Africa to transform our food systems News

Foodathon will empower young innovators from Europe and Africa to transform our food systems

04 Oct 2021 A new collaboration between EIT Food and JA Europe: bringing together more than 100 students from secondary schools in Africa and Europe to come up with solutions...
EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event News

EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event

23 Sep 2021 EIT Food sponsors the Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event to celebrate the innovators that are transforming our food systems.
Feltwood closes €1.2 million funding round to scale production of industrial materials made from vegetal waste News

Feltwood closes €1.2 million funding round to scale production of industrial materials made from vegetal waste

06 Sep 2021 Spanish-based  startup Feltwood has closed its seed funding round with EIT Food as a major investor. 
Consumer trust in the food chain: exploring barriers and motivations News

Consumer trust in the food chain: exploring barriers and motivations

02 Sep 2021 A report by EIT Food provides key insights, needs, and recommendations from consumers about building trust in the food chain.  
Test Farms 2021 – newest innovations in agriculture tested with farmers in Eastern and Southern Europe News

Test Farms 2021 – newest innovations in agriculture tested with farmers in Eastern and Southern Europe

23 Aug 2021 Test Farms programme links agricultural startups with farmers and testing-land. 
Over 100,000 learners reached through our online courses News

Over 100,000 learners reached through our online courses

13 Aug 2021 Our online courses are open to all, aimed at anybody interested in learning more about the food system and most can be accessed for free. 

Recent press releases

Digital Agriculture for Sustainable Food Systems: an EIT Food and LfL Challenge powered by Siemens - Call for applications

Digital Agriculture for Sustainable Food Systems: an EIT Food and LfL Challenge powered by Siemens - Call for applications

18 Aug 2021 Robotics, sensor technology and AI solutions wanted! Are you a start-up, SME or impact-minded entrepreneur and want to bring your agritech innovation to the next level?  Apply to our Challenge and take part in a unique soft-landing program including a travel budget, access to testing grounds provided by our partner
Two EIT Food startups recognised in the world’s top 50 SMEs

Two EIT Food startups recognised in the world’s top 50 SMEs

28 Jul 2021 EIT Food is delighted that two RisingFoodStars startups from within the EIT Food community are amongst the 50 winners of the UN Food Systems Summit ‘Best Small Business: Good Food for All’ competition announced today
Gen Z demand radical change from the food sector to tackle access to healthy and affordable food

Gen Z demand radical change from the food sector to tackle access to healthy and affordable food

26 Jul 2021 New research reveals young people across Europe want an overhaul of how they access, discuss and learn about healthy food