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From food waste to food gain EIT Food Projects

From food waste to food gain

15 Feb 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.
Call EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs News

Call EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs

13 Feb 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...
EIT JumpStarter 2019 EIT Food Projects

EIT JumpStarter 2019

06 Feb 2019 Turn your food related idea into a successful business concept - Apply now for the EIT JumpStarter 2019
Winners announced for  EIT Food Accelerator Network Programme News

Winners announced for EIT Food Accelerator Network Programme

28 Nov 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...
A Summer of impact News

A Summer of impact

19 Nov 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...
A flavour of things to come News

A flavour of things to come

18 Nov 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...

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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