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  • Growing the EIT Food RisingFoodStars community: 15 new start-ups join our network
    Growing the EIT Food RisingFoodStars community: 15 new start-ups join our network

    13/08/2018

    On 02 July 2018 we were pleased to inform another 15 agrifood startups that their application to join the EIT Food Community as our second cohort of RisingFoodStars had been accepted.

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  • Spotlight Interview: Entomics, an EIT Food RisingFoodStar
    Spotlight Interview: Entomics, an EIT Food RisingFoodStar

    13/08/2018

    Entomics CSO, Miha Pipan, explains how serendipity led him to become an entrepreneur and why the Black Solider Fly is the ‘crown jewel’ of the insect industry…

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  • A Citizen Participation Forum on Vertical Farming
    A Citizen Participation Forum on Vertical Farming

    13/08/2018

    Researcher Mascha Gugganig gets to the root of the Citizen Participation Forum held at the Deutsches Museum in Munich in July 2018.

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  • Cross-KIC EIT Food & Health
    Cross-KIC EIT Food & Health

    18/06/2018

    Innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs in the European food sector met at Koppert Biological Systems’ headquarters in the Netherlands last week Thrusday to inspire collaboration and innovation in this sector for improved food production, nutrition and health. Hosted by Koppert, the conference encouraged the partners of EIT Food, a pan-EU consortium that focuses on the food sector, to work together to introduce and speed up the urgent changes needed in food production.

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  • EIT Food’s CEO calls for stronger R&I in food
    EIT Food’s CEO calls for stronger R&I in food

    15/06/2018

    Speaking at the Bulgarian EU Presidency’s conference “Research & Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security: Transforming our Food Systems”, EIT Food’s CEO Filip Fontaine called on the EU and its Member States to show strong commitment to research and innovation in the agri-food sector in the next EU long-term budget, covering the 2021-2027 period. He also stressed the importance of consumer empowerment.

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  • Bridging the trust gap in the food sector
    Bridging the trust gap in the food sector

    06/06/2018

    Dr Anna Macready explains how EIT Food’s Trust Barometer is vital to improving consumers’ faith in the food industry. Discover the article here.

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  • EIT Food Announces 2018 Class of Start-ups for the EIT Food Accelerator Network
    EIT Food Announces 2018 Class of Start-ups for the EIT Food Accelerator Network

    05/06/2018

     

    EIT Food introduces the 41 high-impact agri-food start-ups that will join the final stage of acceleration and benefit from world-class mentorship, programming, and resources.

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  • Management Change EIT Food
    Management Change EIT Food

    24/05/2018

    EIT Food has announced today that Mrs Margaret Bath will step down from her role as CEO due to changes in her personal circumstances. To ensure continuity of leadership and to secure an effective intermediate process, Mr Filip Fontaine will join EIT Food full-time in the role of interim CEO as of June 01 2018. EIT Food will initiate a search for a permanent CEO.

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  • Great Teams and Innovative Business Ideas at Second Cross-KIC EIT RIS Business Planning Bootcamp in Budapest, Hungary
    Great Teams and Innovative Business Ideas at Second Cross-KIC EIT RIS Business Planning Bootcamp in Budapest, Hungary

    18/05/2018

     

    Organised jointly by EIT Health, EIT RawMaterials and EIT Food in cooperation with Climate-KIC, the second edition of the Business Ideas Competition has become a proven concept, successful in educating young entrepreneurs, thus fostering innovation.

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  • Nestlé aiming at 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025
    Nestlé aiming at 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

    13/05/2018

    Nestlé today announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter. Nestlé believes that there is an urgent need to minimize the impact of packaging on the environment.

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  • Joint-letter: EIT/KICs positioning and ambitions in FP9
    Joint-letter: EIT/KICs positioning and ambitions in FP9

    07/05/2018

    On the 24th of April 2018, CEO's of the different KICs including EIT Food have written and signed a joint-letter to Commissioner Tibor Navracsics and Commissioner Carlos Moedas to influence the upcoming FP9 framework. Download the letter for more details! 

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  • EIT Food Hubs selection process - results
    EIT Food Hubs selection process - results

    18/04/2018

    It is a great pleasure for us to inform you that our EIT Food centres CLC North-East and CLC South have selected the following organisations to perform the role of EIT Food Hubs in 2018

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  • Apply for the EIT Governing Board
    Apply for the EIT Governing Board

    05/04/2018

    The EIT today launches a Call for expressions of interest for the selection of new members of the EIT Governing Board

    The EIT Governing Board is entrusted with providing the strategic leadership of the EIT. The board is independent and autonomous in its decision-making and is responsible for the selection, designation and evaluation of the EIT’s Innovation Communities.

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  • Peter van Bladeren steps down after two years as Chairman of EIT Food’s Supervisory Board
    Peter van Bladeren steps down after two years as Chairman of EIT Food’s Supervisory Board

    17/03/2018

     

    EIT Food announces that Professor Peter van Bladeren, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EIT Food’s Board of Management, has stepped down as member and Chair per May 10, 2018.

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  • Applications now open for the Global Food Venture program !
    Applications now open for the Global Food Venture program !

    09/03/2018

    The programme will support upcoming innovators in the area of entrepreneurship and business creation, through an intensive curriculum of tailored seminars and workshops. Participants will leverage the knowledge and expertise of a diverse consortium of EIT Food industry partners and benefit greatly from the one-to-one mentoring of an academic partner institute. During a period of 9 months, the GFV program will bring together talented researchers with technology experts, mentors and investors to prototype viable solutions with validated value propositions, and therefore tackle challenges across the food and agriculture industry. Unlike any other European entrepreneurship programme, GFV participants  will have the unique opportunity to visit two key international entrepreneurship ecosystems (Israel and the Silicon Valley), pitch their ideas internationally, and network with key players from the food & agtech space. 

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  • Business Idea Competition 2018
    Business Idea Competition 2018

    13/02/2018

    Turn your food related idea into a successful business concept
    - Apply now for the Ultimate Business Ideas Competition

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  • Applications now open for EIT Food Accelerator Network 2018!
    Applications now open for EIT Food Accelerator Network 2018!

    07/02/2018

    EIT FAN is a new EU funded multi-location accelerator programme delivered across Europe. Over a 4 month acceleration period, start-ups will have access to a buffet of tools, connections, mentors and expertise to help them to succeed.

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  • EIT Food RisingFoodStar, Protix, featured in National Geographic
    EIT Food RisingFoodStar, Protix, featured in National Geographic

    06/02/2018

    Starting in 2014, teams at Protix researched different types of insects. Eventually, they discovered that the black soldier fly has a large amount of protein. Salmon liked the food made from the black soldier flies better than the other alternatives.

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  • Transforming the EU Agri-Food Sector
    Transforming the EU Agri-Food Sector

    20/01/2018

    11 Jan 2018: Joint declaration to transform the agri-food sector in Europe into a more competitive, sustainable and trusted sector. 

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  • Margaret Bath new CEO of EIT Food
    Margaret Bath new CEO of EIT Food

    18/12/2017

    EIT Food today announces that Margaret Bath is joining EIT Food as its new Chief Executive Officer. As from February 2018, she will take over from Dr. Ellen de Brabander, interim CEO, who has been leading EIT Food since its inception in 2016.

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  • FOODIO - Food Solutions Master Class
    FOODIO - Food Solutions Master Class

    14/12/2017

    FOODIO, Food Solutions Master Class, is a multidisciplinary, challenge-based learning programme of EIT Food.

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  • Launch of the EIT Food Accelerator Network
    Launch of the EIT Food Accelerator Network

    11/12/2017

    The new EIT Food Accelerator Network will support 40 high impact agri-food start-ups, with in total €180,000 in equity-free cash prizes for the top 3 start-ups. More info below.

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  • EIT Impact Study
    EIT Impact Study

    01/12/2017

    December 1: EIT published their impact study, which analyses the socio-economic impact of the EIT and its Innovation Communities between 2010 and 2016’.

    Find out more below.

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  • Cross-KIC workshop Climate Change Adaption Challenges
    Cross-KIC workshop Climate Change Adaption Challenges

    26/11/2017

    December 7: Climate-KIC, EIT Health and EIT Food organise a workshop at EIT House to discuss recent research findings and co-create an innovation roadmap for addressing key climate change adaptation challenges

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  • Klaus Beetz @ Digitising agriculture and food value chain by DG AGRUI - DG RTD - FOOD2030
    Klaus Beetz @ Digitising agriculture and food value chain by DG AGRUI - DG RTD - FOOD2030

    06/11/2017

    November 24: This event forms part of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 InfoWeek. Our former COO Klaus Beetz will give a talk, learn more by clicking on the button below.

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  • Krzysztof Klincewizc @ Cross KIC RIS event
    Krzysztof Klincewizc @ Cross KIC RIS event

    06/11/2017

    November 22 - 23: The event will be organised by EIT RawMaterials, its EIT RawMaterials HUB Regional Center Adria and the Slovenian Strategic Research and Innovation Partnership (SRIP) – Circular Economy. Read more below.

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  • Klaus Beetz @ DG ICT-AGRI conference
    Klaus Beetz @ DG ICT-AGRI conference

    06/11/2017

    November 17: The focus of the conference is on digitisation in the agri-food system: Opportunities and challenges, European collaboration, and ICT-AGRI contributions of 8 years. Find the program details below.

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  • Begoña Pérez-Villareal @ CAETS Annual Meeting
    Begoña Pérez-Villareal @ CAETS Annual Meeting

    06/11/2017

    November 13 - 17: Under the CAETS motto of Engineering a Better World, this year there will be a 2-day conference centered on Engineering and the Bioeconomy including a presention by our director of CLC South. More info below.

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  • Thomas Becker @ VDI Landtechnik
    Thomas Becker @ VDI Landtechnik

    06/11/2017

    November 10 - 11: The LAND.TECHNIK International Conference on Agricultural Engineering is the official opening event of biannual AGRITECHNICA. Our CLC central director will be presenting, discover more below.

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  • Andrew Carlin @ BBSRC
    Andrew Carlin @ BBSRC

    03/11/2017

    November 2: The Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC) just had their dissemination event (Manchester). Andrew Carlin presented EIT Food, download his presentation below.

  • MOOCs by EIT Innoenergy, EIT Digital & EIT Health
    MOOCs by EIT Innoenergy, EIT Digital & EIT Health

    26/10/2017

    Have a look at these interesting MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses): (1) Blockchain in the Energy Sector; (2) Big Data in Health and; (3) Impact of Climate Change on Public Health

  • Dr. Thorsten Koenig @ Global Food Summit
    Dr. Thorsten Koenig @ Global Food Summit

    20/10/2017

    November 29 - 30: Our director of innovation will be one of the speakers at the Global Food Summit in Berlin. Discover more about the summit by clicking on the button below.

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  • Begoña Pérez-Villarreal & Prof. Dr. Jochen Weiss @ EFFoST
    Begoña Pérez-Villarreal & Prof. Dr. Jochen Weiss @ EFFoST

    20/10/2017

    November 13 - 16: The 31st EFFoST International Conference will be held in Sitges, Spain under the theme: Food Science and Technology Challenges for the 21st Century - Research to Progress Society. More info below.

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  • Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Klincewicz @ EKMA
    Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Klincewicz @ EKMA

    20/10/2017

    November 7 - 8: The Congress is a two-day event with a EU dimension, aimed at agribusiness managers and intended to provide them with an annual update on the trends abundant in the agricultural area. Read more below.

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  • EIT Food stand @ Food Matters Live
    EIT Food stand @ Food Matters Live

    19/10/2017

    November 21 - 23: Visit the EIT Food stand and our partners Döhler, DSM, Nestlé, Valio and University of Reading at the UK’s biggest cross-sector event. Find out more at the link below.

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  • GROW your REGIOn in Valencia
    GROW your REGIOn in Valencia

    18/10/2017

    November 8 - 9: co-organised by the European Commission's Directorate-Generals for 'Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs' and for 'Regional and Urban Policy', in cooperation with the Valencia Regional Authority.  Find more info below.

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  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Weiss @ Food 2030
    Prof. Dr. Jochen Weiss @ Food 2030

    11/10/2017

    October 16: This one day conference will serve to disseminate successful European Research and Innovation (R&I) initiatives and contribute to the ongoing science-policy dialogue in the area of Food Nutrition and Security.

  • Dr. Thorsten Koenig @ Future Food-Tech Summit
    Dr. Thorsten Koenig @ Future Food-Tech Summit

    11/10/2017

    October 18 - 19: As part of Rethink Ag & Food Innovation Week, Future Food-Tech, London aims to bridge the gap between food, health and the medical system. Click on the button for more info.

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  • EIT Awareness Day in Tallinn
    EIT Awareness Day in Tallinn

    11/10/2017

    October 13, 2017: The EIT with the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research is organising an EIT Awareness Day on 13 October 2017 in Tallinn. Have a look at the link below.

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  • Our RisingFoodStars @ Innoveit
    Our RisingFoodStars @ Innoveit

    05/10/2017

    Linda Grieder (Rethink Resource) and Isabel Hoffmann (Tellspec) will showcase while Nora Khaldi (Nuritas) is a keynote speaker at InnovEIT! Discover more by downloading the PDF below.

  • INNOVEIT 2017
    INNOVEIT 2017

    29/09/2017

    October 16-17: Have you registered yet? Don't miss the chance to engage with top EU innovators! Register by clicking on the button below.

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  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoffman @ 10 Years Fraunhofer
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoffman @ 10 Years Fraunhofer

    27/09/2017

    November 13: 10 Years Fraunhofer Alliance Food Chain Management  - Symposium "Food Systems - Fit for the future?" More info below.

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  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Weiss @ IFOOD’17
    Prof. Dr. Jochen Weiss @ IFOOD’17

    24/09/2017

    October 9: Our Director for Education, Prof. Dr. Jochen Weiss will be presenting at the 4th Innovation Food Conference. Discover more about the event below.

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  • February 2017 - Innovation Marketplace, Bilbao
    February 2017 - Innovation Marketplace, Bilbao

    01/09/2017

    Discover more about our first innovation marketplace in Bilbao here.

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