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Winners announced for EIT Food Accelerator Network Programme
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 impact
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 come
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 marathon
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 pumping
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 Food
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.
Ten start-ups compete for the final awards of the 2018 EIT Food Accelerator Network Programme
The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food announced today the selection of the ten finalists of its 2018 Food Accelerator Network Programme. The finalists are invited to compete for three awards, consisting of an equity-free cash price of € 60,000 each, at the EIT Food Venture Summit on 28 November 2018, at Station F in Paris.
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?
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 entrepreneurs
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 creation
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 Booth
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 & Health
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 sector
Dr Anna Macready explains how EIT Food’s trust measuring tool is vital to improving consumers’ faith in the food industry. Discover the article here.
EIT Food Announces 2018 Class of Start-ups for the EIT Food Accelerator Network
EIT Food introduces the 41 high-impact agri-food start-ups that will join the final stage of acceleration and benefit from world-class mentorship, programming, and resources.
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, Hungary
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.
EIT Food Hubs selection process - results
It is a great pleasure for us to inform you that our EIT Food centres CLC North-East and CLC South have selected the following organisations to perform the role of EIT Food Hubs in 2018
Peter van Bladeren steps down after two years as Chairman of EIT Food’s Supervisory Board
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.