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  • The Food Schools Network:  Improving children’s relationships with food
    The Food Schools Network:  Improving children’s relationships with food

    17/05/2019

    What we put into our bodies is key in determining how healthy we are. Being overweight and obese affects your health, and drastically increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. With over 50% of European citizens reportedly overweight, and this being set to rise over the coming years, we desperately need to start having a healthier relationship with our food.

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  • Spotlight interview: DouxMatok, an EIT Food RisingFoodStar
    Spotlight interview: DouxMatok, an EIT Food RisingFoodStar

    17/05/2019

    DouxMatok CEO and Co-Founder Eran Baniel explains how to make a little bit of sugar go a long way

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  • EIT Food Discovered: the trends and innovations driving the future of food & health
    EIT Food Discovered: the trends and innovations driving the future of food & health

    17/05/2019

     

    Our Innovation Programme Manager, Lorena Savani, explains her innovation focus on Health & Nutrition and how her project portfolio is helping deliver healthier and more sustainable products and ingredients to consumers.

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  • Can I eat this? How one startup’s technology aims to be your personal dietician
    Can I eat this? How one startup’s technology aims to be your personal dietician

    16/05/2019

     

    Julia Hayden, Product Owner at RisingFoodStar FoodMaestro, explains how their platform is giving consumers the power to make better dietary choices.

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  • The EIT Food Summer School experience – apply now!
    The EIT Food Summer School experience – apply now!

    30/04/2019

    Are you looking to develop or further your career in the food sector? Do you want more than just practical knowledge to be fit for business and for the wider challenges in this complex industry? Now’s the time when you should get pen to paper and send in your applications for one of these great opportunities!

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  • Pan-European food innovation competition comes to Aarhus
    Pan-European food innovation competition comes to Aarhus

    26/04/2019

    The hub of food innovation in Denmark, Aarhus, will this September host the latest addition of EIT Food’s Innovation Prizes, Europe’s major startup competition within the agrifood sector.

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  • EIT Food Innovation Prize Competition 2019
    EIT Food Innovation Prize Competition 2019

    26/04/2019

    EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector. The Innovation Prize competition is a pan-European startup competition delivered by EIT Food to support a growing number of disruptive agrifood startups. The Innovation Prizes are awarded to entrepreneurs and early-stage startups to support the development of new products and services which can help transform our food system; making it healthier, more sustainable and more trusted. This year, there will be 17 different live finals occurring across Europe between June-September and each competition will allocate a total of €15,000 of prize funding (€10,000 for 1st place; €5000 for 2nd place). In addition to the cash prizes, participating startups will benefit from high quality pitch training and access to investors and our community of mentors and experts.

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  • RIS Fellowships Workshop in Poland
    RIS Fellowships Workshop in Poland

    17/04/2019

    On the 14th May, University of Warsaw and EIT Food CLC North-East will organize a Workshop for students in Warsaw. The workshop will be held at Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer Management of Warsaw University of Technology (CZIiTT PW) and will be exclusively available for registered applicants.

    For more information www.eitfoodrisfellowships.eu

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  • Scouting for the best agrifood startups and scaleups: EIT Food RisingFoodStars community opens for new applications
    Scouting for the best agrifood startups and scaleups: EIT Food RisingFoodStars community opens for new applications

    01/04/2019

     

    The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food announced today that the application window to join the 3rd cohort of RisingFoodStars is now open to new agrifood startups and scaleups. Now in its 3rd year, the annual call is open between April 1-30 and aims to attract the most promising impactful mature startups and early scaleups who can support EIT Food’s mission to transform the food system.

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  • Calling Lithuanian entrepreneurs: join the EIT Community and innovate with us!
    Calling Lithuanian entrepreneurs: join the EIT Community and innovate with us!

    29/03/2019

    In its mission to power innovation across Europe, the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) reaches out to Lithuanian innovators. During an Awareness Day in Vilnius, co-organised with the Ministry of Economy & Innovation, the EIT is inviting entrepreneurs to join Europe’s largest innovation network and support the development of innovative solutions to tackle pressing global challenges.

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  • Join us in innovation! The EIT is calling on all Latvian innovators
    Join us in innovation! The EIT is calling on all Latvian innovators

    28/03/2019

    Promoting innovation, showcasing cooperation opportunities and inviting Latvian innovators to join Europe’s largest innovation network. This is what the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) offers during its Awareness Day in Riga today. The event is co-organised with the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science.

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  • EIT Health and EIT Food kick off Food4Health initiative
    EIT Health and EIT Food kick off Food4Health initiative

    27/03/2019

    The Food4Health collaboration, a joint initiative between EIT Food and EIT Health, was officially launched on 4 March 2019 with a kick-off meeting at the offices of EIT Health Spain in Barcelona.

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  • Transatlantic bridge for European innovation: EIT Community opens its first Hub in Silicon Valley
    Transatlantic bridge for European innovation: EIT Community opens its first Hub in Silicon Valley

    27/03/2019

    The European The Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), opens today in Silicon Valley the first Community Hub outside of Europe. Building on the existing Silicon Valley Hub of EIT Digital, the EIT Hub in San Francisco will support European innovators to attract US customers, partners and investors. It will also showcase innovation made in Europe and bolster the visibility of innovative European solutions to global challenges.

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  • Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process
    Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process

    19/03/2019

    EIT Food has the pleasure to inform that a consortia of scientific organisations, companies and non-governmental organisations has been selected for the EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs activity.

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  • Food Innovation Wales joins the EIT Food community
    Food Innovation Wales joins the EIT Food community

    14/03/2019

    We are delighted to announce that Food Innovation Wales has become a Network Partner in EIT Food, Europe’s leading food innovation initiative. Supported by Welsh Government funding, this will establish an EIT Food presence in Wales, linking the Welsh industry to a wider consortium of key industry players, startups, research centres and universities from across Europe.

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  • Appointment of new Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
    Appointment of new Chairperson of the Supervisory Board

    12/03/2019

    The Supervisory Board of EIT Food in its meeting of February 21, 2019 in Leuven has decided to appoint Mr. Jo Van Biesbroeck as member and Chairperson of the Supervisory Board. Mr. Van Biesbroeck will start his mandate on May 1 2019.
     

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  • EIT Food Hubs for 2019-2020 Selected!
    EIT Food Hubs for 2019-2020 Selected!

    06/03/2019

    EIT Food CLC North-East and CLC South have selected, with the help of external, independent experts,  the new organisations that will perform the role of EIT Food Hubs in 2019-2020.

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  • EIT Food invests €56.4m into agrifood projects in 2019
    EIT Food invests €56.4m into agrifood projects in 2019

    06/03/2019

    The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food has announced today that in 2019 it will be investing €56.4m into innovative projects contributing to its mission of transforming the agrifood system.

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  • Call for expression of interest for EIT Food Evaluators
    Call for expression of interest for EIT Food Evaluators

    27/02/2019

    EIT Food is constituting a database of independent experts having a high level of professional experience in one of its functional areas of Education, Innovation, Business Creation and Communication.

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  • Improving food together with new EIT Food partners!
    Improving food together with new EIT Food partners!

    21/02/2019

    We say a warm welcome to 7 new core member partners who are now joining the EIT Food Community. Each of these organisations brings  welcome expertise and experience to support our mission to transform the food system.

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  • How one startup is making consumers go bug-eyed over insect food
    How one startup is making consumers go bug-eyed over insect food

    21/02/2019

     

    EIT Food RisingFoodStar startup Essento is on a mission to get people to love eating insects.

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  • Building the foundations of food safety and trust
    Building the foundations of food safety and trust

    21/02/2019

     

    Professor Moira Dean from Queens University Belfast explains how she, as part of the Food Fortress research team, has developed a toolkit to measure consumer trust in different aspects of the food chain.

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  • EIT Food at the International Food Journalism Festival in Turin - 21-22 February 2019
    EIT Food at the International Food Journalism Festival in Turin - 21-22 February 2019

    20/02/2019

     

    Is it possible to innovate food with and for the consumer? This will be the provocative question opening the panel debate organised by EIT Food at the 4th edition of the International Food Journalism Festival in Turin this week.

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  • EIT Food Discovered: Looking forward to the future of food
    EIT Food Discovered: Looking forward to the future of food

    15/02/2019

    This month our mighty Public Affairs two-man team, Giovanni Colombo and Barbaros Corekoglu, give their views on their different roles and how Public Affairs (PA) is making a difference to EIT Food

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  • From food waste to food gain
    From food waste to food gain

    15/02/2019

    In 2018, Belgian retail chain and EIT Food partner, Colruyt, launched a student competition to reduce their three largest waste streams – bananas, bread and potatoes.

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  • Call EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs
    Call EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs

    13/02/2019

    EIT Food is looking for consortia of organisations from Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Spain, including scientific organisations, companies and non-governmental organisations, which would participate in the implementation of EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs activity. Consumer Engagement Labs are pre-competitive co-creation sessions carried out by a relatively coherent group of consumers (selected based on specific segmentation criteria) in a joint, physical place and limited in time, focused on ideation/development of new product concepts. 

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  • EIT JumpStarter 2019
    EIT JumpStarter 2019

    06/02/2019

    Turn your food related idea into a successful business concept - Apply now for the EIT JumpStarter 2019

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  • Winners announced for  EIT Food Accelerator Network Programme
    Winners announced for EIT Food Accelerator Network Programme

    28/11/2018

    Leuven, 28 November 2018 – The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food has  announced today the winners of its 2018 Food Accelerator Network Programme: Agri Marketplace, Jet-Eat and Wisefood . The finalists were invited to compete for three awards, consisting of an equity-free cash prize of € 60,000 each. The winners were announced today at the EIT Food Venture Summit on 28 November 2018, at Station F in Paris.

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  • A Summer of impact
    A Summer of impact

    19/11/2018

    Why is leadership so important for innovation and entrepreneurship in the food sector? Why is Design Thinking necessary for the future of Europe’s food supply? And can a cohort of Summer School students convince a panel of entrepreneurs and industry partners that their ideas can not only solve significant social or environmental problems, but also be commercially viable as well?

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  • A flavour of things to come
    A flavour of things to come

    18/11/2018

    Johan Langenbick, co-founder and CEO of the food technology startup FoodPairing, explains why flavour is the key to changing consumer eating habits and how his company grew from a single raw oyster and a slice of kiwi fruit.

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  • EIT Food London influencer event to discuss ‘food systems of the future’
    EIT Food London influencer event to discuss ‘food systems of the future’

    18/11/2018

    19 November 2018, London – When communicating to the public, what are the major challenges in the food system? How can we address them and what gaps exist between issues such as personalized nutrition, food innovation and sustainability, and potential solutions? These are some of the questions the Food and Health Forum will address. The event takes place at the Icetank, Covent Garden, London.

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  • Food for thought: why your brain is always running a marathon
    Food for thought: why your brain is always running a marathon

    13/11/2018

    We get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as Alessandro Cicerale, research fellow and lecturer at the University of Turin in Italy, talks about the launch of the new course: ‘Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain’ and why your brain is basically always running a marathon.

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  • EIT Food Discovered: Keeping the heart of an organisation pumping
    EIT Food Discovered: Keeping the heart of an organisation pumping

    11/11/2018

    This month our HQ Operations Project Manager, Anne-Marie Banescu, gives us her reflections on her role and why she feels that Operations is the heart of our organisation

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  • Press Release: Management Change at EIT Food
    Press Release: Management Change at EIT Food

    25/10/2018

    EIT Food announced today that Mr. Filip Fontaine will complete his role as interim CEO and that Dr. Andy Zynga will become its permanent CEO effective November 18, 2018.

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  • EIT Food’s partner Isabel Hoffmann, CEO of Tellspec, wins EU woman innovation award
    EIT Food’s partner Isabel Hoffmann, CEO of Tellspec, wins EU woman innovation award

    05/10/2018

    Leuven, 05 October 2018 – The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) rewarded Europe’s top innovators in the fields of energy, health and food. EIT Food’s partner Isabel Hoffmann, founder and CEO of Tellspec, won the EU woman innovation award for her work in the development of a rapid, portable and affordable sensor to test for the quality and decay of raw white fish, and the fraudulent use of excess water in frozen fish. The EIT Woman Award recognises outstanding women innovators and is awarded €20,000. Read the full press release here. 

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  • World Food Day #FoodWasteHero challenge
    World Food Day #FoodWasteHero challenge

    28/09/2018

    Get involved on World Food Day to help raise awareness around food waste challenges on social media.

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  • What food will we be eating in space in the future?
    What food will we be eating in space in the future?

    27/09/2018

    We blast off with this week’s blog as we catch up with Angelo Vermeulen, a space systems researcher and biologist, to explore what foods astronauts eat in space and how to keep space explorers healthy during space missions. Watch our videos or see our social media series to fill any black holes in your knowledge!

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  • Climate-KIC course: How to increase efficiently the role of short food supply chains?
    Climate-KIC course: How to increase efficiently the role of short food supply chains?

    25/09/2018

    We invite you to join Climate KICs program to learn and apply various tools for system innovation, to engage directly with stakeholders in Budapest and Valencia, meetwith experts, and work in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment.

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  • Six nominations for EIT Food projects, start-ups and women entrepreneurs
    Six nominations for EIT Food projects, start-ups and women entrepreneurs

    04/09/2018

    Two EIT Food projects, two start-ups and two women entrepreneurs have been nominated in three award categories from the top graduates, entrepreneurs and innovators across Europe as part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Awards, to be held in Budapest on 4 October during the EIT’s annual Innovation Forum, INNOVEIT.

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  • EIT Food discovered: from bed bugs to business creation
    EIT Food discovered: from bed bugs to business creation

    16/08/2018

    This month CLC NW’s Business Creation Programme Manager, Lukxmi Balathasan, gives us her reflections on her role and why we should all live our objectives.

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  • Expanding disruption with our 16 meter Food Innovation Booth
    Expanding disruption with our 16 meter Food Innovation Booth

    16/08/2018

    On sunday August 5th, EIT Food CLC West had the unique opportunity to host for the first time ever 16 meter long Food Innovation Booth. Discover how more than 10,000 visitors experienced the future of food! 

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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 TrustTracker® is vital to improving consumers’ faith in the food industry. Discover the article here.

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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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  • 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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