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EIT Food will reward SMEs and start-ups that work in the value chain of the olive sector in Europe News

EIT Food will reward SMEs and start-ups that work in the value chain of the olive sector in Europe

04 Jun 2020 This European prize, worth 4,000 euros, has been included in the Juan Ramón Guillén Foundation Awards. The deadline for candidate submissions is the 15th of September 2020.
Applications open for startups coping with Water Scarcity in Southern Europe! News

Applications open for startups coping with Water Scarcity in Southern Europe!

27 May 2020 The initiative seeks to promote 30 businesses that, through technological and social innovations as well as new services, provide tools to face the increasing issue of water access. The programme will...
EIT Food launches “Los Salvacomidas” an initiative to deliver over 60,000 healthy children’s meals News

EIT Food launches “Los Salvacomidas” an initiative to deliver over 60,000 healthy children’s meals

20 May 2020 The project seeks to help vulnerable families with children that have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak providing them with nutritious meals and educating them on healthy eating habits. ...
EIT Food has launched funding opportunity to support agrifood startups and high impact innovations during the COVID-19 crisis Press

EIT Food has launched funding opportunity to support agrifood startups and high impact innovations during the COVID-19 crisis

14 May 2020 EIT Food has launched two funding opportunities to support the European agrifood sector through the COVID-19 crisis.
EIT Crisis Response Initiative News

EIT Crisis Response Initiative

13 May 2020 The EIT Governing Board has decided to mobilise EUR 60 million of additional funding to innovators powering high-impact solutions that tackle this unprecedented social and economic challenge.
Public Engagement Proof of Concept call

Public Engagement Proof of Concept call

04 May 2020 This call is open to partners and non-partners of EIT Food. As a non-partner you will need to find an EIT Food partner to cooperate with and to take on...

Recent press releases

EIT Food announces recipients of €6.17 million COVID-19 Innovation Fund

EIT Food announces recipients of €6.17 million COVID-19 Innovation Fund

07 Jul 2020 Winning innovations include an edible anti-viral coating for food, a test for micronutrient deficiencies’ effect on disease strength and dynamic pricing technology which can decrease supermarket food waste by over 40%
EIT Food Accelerator Network announces its third cohort of disruptive agrifood startups

EIT Food Accelerator Network announces its third cohort of disruptive agrifood startups

10 Jun 2020 EIT Food announced today the 60 high-impact agrifood startups that have been selected to join the EIT Food Acceleration Network (EIT FAN) in its 6 acceleration hubs across Europe
EIT Food has launched funding opportunity to support agrifood startups and high impact innovations during the COVID-19 crisis

EIT Food has launched funding opportunity to support agrifood startups and high impact innovations during the COVID-19 crisis

14 May 2020 EIT Food has launched two funding opportunities to support the European agrifood sector through the COVID-19 crisis