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Calling Lithuanian entrepreneurs: join the EIT Community and innovate with us!Read More
In its mission to power innovation across Europe, the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) reaches out to Lithuanian innovators. During an Awareness Day in Vilnius, co-organised with the Ministry of Economy & Innovation, the EIT is inviting entrepreneurs to join Europe’s largest innovation network and support the development of innovative solutions to tackle pressing global challenges.
Join us in innovation! The EIT is calling on all Latvian innovatorsRead More
Promoting innovation, showcasing cooperation opportunities and inviting Latvian innovators to join Europe’s largest innovation network. This is what the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) offers during its Awareness Day in Riga today. The event is co-organised with the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science.
EIT Health and EIT Food kick off Food4Health initiativeRead More
The Food4Health collaboration, a joint initiative between EIT Food and EIT Health, was officially launched on 4 March 2019 with a kick-off meeting at the offices of EIT Health Spain in Barcelona.
Transatlantic bridge for European innovation: EIT Community opens its first Hub in Silicon ValleyRead More
The European The Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), opens today in Silicon Valley the first Community Hub outside of Europe. Building on the existing Silicon Valley Hub of EIT Digital, the EIT Hub in San Francisco will support European innovators to attract US customers, partners and investors. It will also showcase innovation made in Europe and bolster the visibility of innovative European solutions to global challenges.
Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection processRead More
EIT Food has the pleasure to inform that a consortia of scientific organisations, companies and non-governmental organisations has been selected for the EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs activity.
Food Innovation Wales joins the EIT Food communityRead More
We are delighted to announce that Food Innovation Wales has become a Network Partner in EIT Food, Europe’s leading food innovation initiative. Supported by Welsh Government funding, this will establish an EIT Food presence in Wales, linking the Welsh industry to a wider consortium of key industry players, startups, research centres and universities from across Europe.
Appointment of new Chairperson of the Supervisory BoardRead More
The Supervisory Board of EIT Food in its meeting of February 21, 2019 in Leuven has decided to appoint Mr. Jo Van Biesbroeck as member and Chairperson of the Supervisory Board. Mr. Van Biesbroeck will start his mandate on May 1 2019.
EIT Food Hubs for 2019-2020 Selected!Read More
EIT Food CLC North-East and CLC South have selected, with the help of external, independent experts, the new organisations that will perform the role of EIT Food Hubs in 2019-2020.
EIT Food invests €56.4m into agrifood projects in 2019Read More
The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food has announced today that in 2019 it will be investing €56.4m into innovative projects contributing to its mission of transforming the agrifood system.
How one startup is making consumers go bug-eyed over insect foodRead More
EIT Food RisingFoodStar startup Essento is on a mission to get people to love eating insects.
Building the foundations of food safety and trustRead More
Professor Moira Dean from Queens University Belfast explains how she, as part of the Food Fortress research team, has developed a toolkit to measure consumer trust in different aspects of the food chain.
EIT Food at the International Food Journalism Festival in Turin - 21-22 February 2019Read More
Is it possible to innovate food with and for the consumer? This will be the provocative question opening the panel debate organised by EIT Food at the 4th edition of the International Food Journalism Festival in Turin this week.
EIT Food Discovered: Looking forward to the future of foodRead More
This month our mighty Public Affairs two-man team, Giovanni Colombo and Barbaros Corekoglu, give their views on their different roles and how Public Affairs (PA) is making a difference to EIT Food
Call EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs
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 RIS Consumer Engagement Labs activity. Consumer Engagement Labs are pre-competitive co-creation sessions carried out by a relatively coherent group of consumers (selected based on specific segmentation criteria) in a joint, physical place and limited in time, focused on ideation/development of new product concepts.
Winners announced for EIT Food Accelerator Network ProgrammeRead More
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 finalists were invited to compete for three awards, consisting of an equity-free cash prize of € 60,000 each. The winners were announced today at the EIT Food Venture Summit on 28 November 2018, at Station F in Paris.
A Summer of impactRead More
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 cohort of Summer School students convince a panel of entrepreneurs and industry partners that their ideas can not only solve significant social or environmental problems, but also be commercially viable as well?
A flavour of things to comeRead More
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 raw oyster and a slice of kiwi fruit.
EIT Food London influencer event to discuss ‘food systems of the future’
19 November 2018, London – When communicating to the public, what are the major challenges in the food system? How can we address them and what gaps exist between issues such as personalized nutrition, food innovation and sustainability, and potential solutions? These are some of the questions the Food and Health Forum will address. The event takes place at the Icetank, Covent Garden, London.
Food for thought: why your brain is always running a marathonRead More
We get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as Alessandro Cicerale, research fellow and lecturer at the University of Turin in Italy, talks about the launch of the new course: ‘Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain’ and why your brain is basically always running a marathon.
EIT Food Discovered: Keeping the heart of an organisation pumpingRead More
This month our HQ Operations Project Manager, Anne-Marie Banescu, gives us her reflections on her role and why she feels that Operations is the heart of our organisation
Press Release: Management Change at EIT FoodRead More
EIT Food announced today that Mr. Filip Fontaine will complete his role as interim CEO and that Dr. Andy Zynga will become its permanent CEO effective November 18, 2018.
EIT Food’s partner Isabel Hoffmann, CEO of Tellspec, wins EU woman innovation award
Leuven, 05 October 2018 – The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) rewarded Europe’s top innovators in the fields of energy, health and food. EIT Food’s partner Isabel Hoffmann, founder and CEO of Tellspec, won the EU woman innovation award for her work in the development of a rapid, portable and affordable sensor to test for the quality and decay of raw white fish, and the fraudulent use of excess water in frozen fish. The EIT Woman Award recognises outstanding women innovators and is awarded €20,000. Read the full press release here.
What food will we be eating in space in the future?Read More
We blast off with this week’s blog as we catch up with Angelo Vermeulen, a space systems researcher and biologist, to explore what foods astronauts eat in space and how to keep space explorers healthy during space missions. Watch our videos or see our social media series to fill any black holes in your knowledge!
Six nominations for EIT Food projects, start-ups and women entrepreneursRead More
Two EIT Food projects, two start-ups and two women entrepreneurs have been nominated in three award categories from the top graduates, entrepreneurs and innovators across Europe as part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Awards, to be held in Budapest on 4 October during the EIT’s annual Innovation Forum, INNOVEIT.
EIT Food discovered: from bed bugs to business creationRead More
This month CLC NW’s Business Creation Programme Manager, Lukxmi Balathasan, gives us her reflections on her role and why we should all live our objectives.
Expanding disruption with our 16 meter Food Innovation BoothRead More
On sunday August 5th, EIT Food CLC West had the unique opportunity to host for the first time ever 16 meter long Food Innovation Booth. Discover how more than 10,000 visitors experienced the future of food!
Cross-KIC EIT Food & HealthRead More
Innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs in the European food sector met at Koppert Biological Systems’ headquarters in the Netherlands last week Thrusday to inspire collaboration and innovation in this sector for improved food production, nutrition and health. Hosted by Koppert, the conference encouraged the partners of EIT Food, a pan-EU consortium that focuses on the food sector, to work together to introduce and speed up the urgent changes needed in food production.
EIT Food’s CEO calls for stronger R&I in food
Speaking at the Bulgarian EU Presidency’s conference “Research & Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security: Transforming our Food Systems”, EIT Food’s CEO Filip Fontaine called on the EU and its Member States to show strong commitment to research and innovation in the agri-food sector in the next EU long-term budget, covering the 2021-2027 period. He also stressed the importance of consumer empowerment.
Bridging the trust gap in the food sectorRead More
Dr Anna Macready explains how EIT Food’s TrustTracker® is vital to improving consumers’ faith in the food industry. Discover the article here.
Management Change EIT Food
EIT Food has announced today that Mrs Margaret Bath will step down from her role as CEO due to changes in her personal circumstances. To ensure continuity of leadership and to secure an effective intermediate process, Mr Filip Fontaine will join EIT Food full-time in the role of interim CEO as of June 01 2018. EIT Food will initiate a search for a permanent CEO.
Great Teams and Innovative Business Ideas at Second Cross-KIC EIT RIS Business Planning Bootcamp in Budapest, HungaryRead More
Organised jointly by EIT Health, EIT RawMaterials and EIT Food in cooperation with Climate-KIC, the second edition of the Business Ideas Competition has become a proven concept, successful in educating young entrepreneurs, thus fostering innovation.
Peter van Bladeren steps down after two years as Chairman of EIT Food’s Supervisory BoardRead More
EIT Food announces that Professor Peter van Bladeren, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EIT Food’s Board of Management, has stepped down as member and Chair per May 10, 2018.