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EIT Food launches call for proposals for feasibility study to address Ukraine grain exports

Up to €300,000 will be awarded to develop a feasibility study that will be presented to the Ukrainian Government

08 Nov 2022
  • The Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture is seeking alternative ways to export large quantities of grain to mitigate dependency on export by sea through ports affected by the Russian invasion
  • EIT Food is calling for proposals for a functional and rapidly deployable grain transport system

EIT Food, the world’s largest food innovation community, has today announced a call for proposals to address one of the most critical food issues facing Europe and many other countries today – the impact that the Russian invasion has had on grain exports from Ukraine. EIT Food is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Agriculture is seeking alternative ways, including an overland pipeline, to export large quantities of grain to mitigate their dependency on export by sea through ports affected by the Russian invasion.

To support this initiative, EIT Food is calling for proposals for a feasibility study for a functional and rapidly deployable grain transport system, meeting a series of criteria that have been specified by the Ukrainian government, including addressing the feasibility of long-distance grain transportation, over a minimum of 100km, up to 300-500km.

Funding for the feasibility study is available to all organisations, both EIT Food partners and new applicants, from Member States of the European Union (EU) and from Horizon Europe Associate Countries.

A maximum grant of €300,000 is available to elaborate a feasibility study that will be presented to the Ukrainian Government. More than one feasibility study may be funded.

The call will be open from 7th November 2022 to 6th January 2023, with Feasibility Studies to be submitted by 30 April 2023.

Further details on the criteria and how to apply can be found here.

For more information, please contact: communication@eitfood.eu.

About EIT Food 

EIT Food is the world’s largest and most dynamic food innovation community. We accelerate innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all. ​       

Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, we invest in projects, organisations and individuals that share our goals and vision for a healthy and sustainable food system. We unlock innovation potential in businesses and universities and create and scale agrifood startups to bring new technologies and products to market. We equip entrepreneurs and professionals with the skills needed to transform the food system and put consumers at the heart of our work, helping build trust by reconnecting them to the origins of their food.

We are one of nine innovation communities established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.     

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