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

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

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. 

Recent press releases

Digital Agriculture for Sustainable Food Systems - an EIT Food and LfL Challenge – powered by SIEMENS

Digital Agriculture for Sustainable Food Systems - an EIT Food and LfL Challenge – powered by SIEMENS

18 Aug 2021 The challenge launched by EIT Food, LfL, and Siemens seeks to support impactful agri-tech start-ups, SMEs, or other entrepreneurially-minded innovators
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