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More info on EIT Food partnerships

CORE PARTNERS

Conditions:

  • Be an industrial and/or service company or a higher education or research institution with legal personality
  • Be incorporated in a Member State of the European Union or in an Associated Country to Horizon 2020
  • Be directly or indirectly active in or for the Food sector
  • Adhere to the objectives of EIT Food.

Partnership fees and rights:

  • High core partners paying an annual membership fee of 100.000 Euros can attend, speak and vote (5 votes) in the Partner Assembly, participate in EIT Food activities and receive corresponding EIT funding without limits.
  • Medium core partners paying an annual membership fee of 50.000 Euros can attend, speak and vote (2 votes) in the Partner Assembly, participate in EIT Food activities and receive corresponding EIT funding for a maximum amount of 500.000 Euros. 

Obligations:

  • Pay the Partnership Fees
  • Become a member or shareholder of the EIT Food Co-location Centre, established in the region in which the organisation has its registered office  
  • Comply with the EIT Food applicable law, the Statutes, the By-Laws, and the decisions taken by the bodies of the Association
  • Implement the decisions taken by the bodies of the Association in accordance with the Statutes and the By-Laws

How to submit a core membership request:

  • Applications can be sent by email to the EIT Food Co-Location Centre of your region and shall include the following information: (a) Company name or statutory name (b) Registered office (c) Email address (d) Postal address (e) Person to represent the Core (or Network) Partner (f) Confirmation that the applicant will pay the Partnership Fees after receipt of the invoice (g) Confirmation of receipt of the Statutes of Association and By-Laws (h) Nature of partnership (depending on payment of either the High Partnership Fee/ the Medium Partnership Fee or the fees for Network Partners) (i) Confirmation by the applicant that it will comply with the Statutes, the By-Laws and any further rules of the Association once it becomes a Core (or Network) Partner.
  • The EIT Food Supervisory Board will decide on applications taking into account the conditions set out for Core Partners (cf. above) and in respect of the principles of transparency and non-discrimination. It will provide a motivated decision.
  • The applicant has the right to appeal against a negative decision with the Partner Assembly. The Partner Assembly decides about the appeal.

NETWORK PARTNERS

Conditions:

  • Be a legal entity and have the capabilities to contribute to the EIT Food activities.

Rights:

  • Upon invitation, attend the Partner Assembly with no voting rights.
  • Participate in specific EIT Food activities and receive corresponding EIT funding within the limits established by the Statutes and By-Laws.

If interested in becoming a network partner, please reach out to the regional office in your area for more information.

Obligations:

  • Comply with the EIT Food applicable law, the Statutes, the By-Laws and the decisions taken by the bodies of the Association.
  • Implement the decisions taken by the bodies of the Association in accordance with these Statutes and the By-Laws.
  • Pay the Membership Fees.

How to submit a Network membership request:

  • Applications can be sent by email to the EIT Food Co-Location Centre of your region and shall include the following information: (a) Company name or statutory name (b) Registered office (c) Email address (d) Postal address (e) Person to represent the Core (or Network) Partner (f) Confirmation that the applicant will pay the Partnership Fees after receipt of the invoice (g) Confirmation of receipt of the Statutes of Association and By-Laws (h) Nature of partnership (depending on payment of either the High Partnership Fee/ the Medium Partnership Fee or the fees for Network Partners) (i) Confirmation by the applicant that it will comply with the Statutes, the By-Laws and any further rules of the Association once it becomes a Core (or Network) Partner..
  • The EIT Food Management Board decides on applications taking into account the conditions set for Network Partners (cf. above) and in respect of the principles of transparency and non-discrimination. It will provide a motivated decision.