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EIT Food Accelerator Network: Fourteen finalists of the 2020 programme announced News

EIT Food Accelerator Network: Fourteen finalists of the 2020 programme announced

29 Oct 2020 The EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN) announced the selection of the fourteen finalists of its 2020 programme. The finalists are invited to compete for three financial prizes, consisting of EUR 100,000...
SPIN project developing nutritional supplement to support immune system in the fight against infection by SARS-CoV-2 News

SPIN project developing nutritional supplement to support immune system in the fight against infection by SARS-CoV-2

20 Oct 2020 The SPIN (SPermidin and eugenol INtegrator for contrasting incidence of coronavirus in EU population) is a European project powered by EIT Food that is currently developing a dietary supplement supporting...
First edition of the Italian Journalism Award on Food Innovation and Sustainability News

First edition of the Italian Journalism Award on Food Innovation and Sustainability

06 Oct 2020 EIT Food announces the first edition of the Italian Journalism Award on Food Innovation and Sustainability.
Leuven is European Capital of Innovation 2020 News

Leuven is European Capital of Innovation 2020

25 Sep 2020 EIT Food, A Knowledge and Innovation Community funded by the European Union, congratulates the city of Leuven, Leuven 2030 and Leuven MindGate on winning the award for European Capital of Innovation 2020.
207 ground-breaking innovations and ventures awarded €60 million from EIT Crisis Response Initiative News

207 ground-breaking innovations and ventures awarded €60 million from EIT Crisis Response Initiative

14 Sep 2020 As part of the EU’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology is proud to announce the EIT Crisis Response...
Food4Health is Calling for Expressions of Interest for the 2021 tasks News

Food4Health is Calling for Expressions of Interest for the 2021 tasks

08 Sep 2020 Food4Health, a collaboration between EIT Health and EIT Food, was established to help bring innovations for healthy eating to the market. Food4Health is launching the 3rd call...

Recent press releases

EIT Food report reveals lasting impact of COVID-19 pandemic on European food behaviours

EIT Food report reveals lasting impact of COVID-19 pandemic on European food behaviours

01 Dec 2020 Survey of 5,000 consumers in 10 European countries reveals how lockdown has had a profound impact on food purchasing and consumption
EIT awards two flagship education programmes with prestigious accreditation

EIT awards two flagship education programmes with prestigious accreditation

26 Nov 2020 EIT Food has been awarded the notable EIT Label Certificate by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology for two of their flagship education programmes - Masters in Food Systems and the doctoral Global Food Venture programme
Europe’s top agrifood startups announced at Venture Summit

Europe’s top agrifood startups announced at Venture Summit

18 Nov 2020 €300,000 awarded to EIT Food Accelerator Network startups to fast-track agrifood innovations