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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...

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