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Foodathon will empower young innovators from Europe and Africa to transform our food systems News

Foodathon will empower young innovators from Europe and Africa to transform our food systems

04 Oct 2021 A new collaboration between EIT Food and JA Europe: bringing together more than 100 students from secondary schools in Africa and Europe to come up with solutions...
EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event News

EIT Food celebrates food industry innovators: The Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event

23 Sep 2021 EIT Food sponsors the Food and Drink Federation Future Leaders event to celebrate the innovators that are transforming our food systems.
Feltwood closes €1.2 million funding round to scale production of industrial materials made from vegetal waste News

Feltwood closes €1.2 million funding round to scale production of industrial materials made from vegetal waste

06 Sep 2021 Spanish-based  startup Feltwood has closed its seed funding round with EIT Food as a major investor. 
Consumer trust in the food chain: exploring barriers and motivations News

Consumer trust in the food chain: exploring barriers and motivations

02 Sep 2021 A report by EIT Food provides key insights, needs, and recommendations from consumers about building trust in the food chain.  
Test Farms 2021 – newest innovations in agriculture tested with farmers in Eastern and Southern Europe News

Test Farms 2021 – newest innovations in agriculture tested with farmers in Eastern and Southern Europe

23 Aug 2021 Test Farms programme links agricultural startups with farmers and testing-land. 
Over 100,000 learners reached through our online courses News

Over 100,000 learners reached through our online courses

13 Aug 2021 Our online courses are open to all, aimed at anybody interested in learning more about the food system and most can be accessed for free. 

Recent press releases

EIT Food celebrates sustainable aquaculture innovations to address UN SDGs at Showcase event

EIT Food celebrates sustainable aquaculture innovations to address UN SDGs at Showcase event

16 Dec 2021 EIT Food hosted an Aquacultue Showcase event to present activities that are helping the aquaculture sector to become more sustainable and efficient while addressing several of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Gen Z demand overhaul of food system to protect the planet

Gen Z demand overhaul of food system to protect the planet

28 Nov 2021 Young people across Europe are demanding EU wide changes to transform the food system to be more sustainable, including promoting regenerative agriculture, defining uniform nutrition and labelling guidelines, and making food systems more inclusive
Two EIT Food startups recognised in the world’s top 50 SMEs

Two EIT Food startups recognised in the world’s top 50 SMEs

28 Jul 2021 EIT Food is delighted that two RisingFoodStars startups from within the EIT Food community are amongst the 50 winners of the UN Food Systems Summit ‘Best Small Business: Good Food for All’ competition announced today