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Our EIT Food booth at Hapje Tapje 2019 News

Our EIT Food booth at Hapje Tapje 2019

21 Aug 2019 Every year, the culinary event Hapje Tapje takes place in the centre of Leuven. The 31st edition of the annual event attracted more than 60 000 people! We were present here...
163 applications received in the 1st call for Food4Health Expressions of Interest News

163 applications received in the 1st call for Food4Health Expressions of Interest

20 Aug 2019 The first Food4Health call was open from 29 May to 26 June.
Commitment to sustainable food packaging EIT Food Projects

Commitment to sustainable food packaging

14 Aug 2019 Bosch Packaging Technology has published a press release about the EIT Food "inPaper" project, that aims to develop sustainable paper-based solutions to replace plastic packaging.
Colruyt Group aim to lead the food sector to be more sustainable Partner News

Colruyt Group aim to lead the food sector to be more sustainable

12 Aug 2019 We speak to Veerle Carlier and Astrid Van Parys about how an ‘accidental’ approach to sustainability helped create a business that now has a focus on societal impact...
Call for participation: DISRUPT ME News

Call for participation: DISRUPT ME

07 Aug 2019 DISRUPT ME: a programme for European corporations to engage with disruptive Israeli startups - 2019
Feeding our future: The Wheat Cultivars project improving yield one grain at a time Partner News

Feeding our future: The Wheat Cultivars project improving yield one grain at a time

29 Jul 2019 Jon González, Cereal Technician from Grupo AN explains how the Wheat Cultivars project is helping to feed the growing population by optimising wheat yield and quality. He also...

Recent press releases

EIT Food selects 14 mature agrifood startups to drive disruption of the food system

EIT Food selects 14 mature agrifood startups to drive disruption of the food system

03 Jul 2019 On July 3 we were delighted to inform 14 agrifood startups from 10 different countries that they had been accepted into the 3rd cohort of the EIT Food RisingFoodStars community
EIT Food Accelerator Network announces second cohort of agrifood startups

EIT Food Accelerator Network announces second cohort of agrifood startups

19 Jun 2019 Leuven, 19 June 2019 – EIT Food (The food Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology) announced today the 54 high-impact agrifood startups that have been selected to join the EIT Food Acceleration Network (EIT FAN) in its 5 acceleration hubs across Europe
Appointment of new Chairperson of the Supervisory Board

Appointment of new Chairperson of the Supervisory Board

12 Mar 2019 The Supervisory Board of EIT Food in its meeting of February 21, 2019 in Leuven has decided to appoint Mr