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Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs 2022 – retailer from Poland

EIT Food is looking for an organisation (commercial network) from Poland that would participate in RIS Consumer Engagement Labs and be involved in activities focused on the development of innovative, healthy and plant-based snacks for young people.
EIT Food North-East
Deadline: 04 April 2022

Consumer Engagement Labs are pre-competitive co-creation sessions carried out by a relatively coherent group of consumers in a joint, physical/online place and limited in time, focused on the development of new product concepts. In 2022, the project involves the pilot implementation of Labs that is addressing the needs of young people aged 15—19 (older adolescents). The aim of the workshops is to propose innovative and healthy snacks for older adolescents. The products should be plant-based and sold as snacks that can be consumed without the need for further processing.

Eligible organisations

Eligible organisations need to meet the following criteria:

· A company operating supermarkets, convenience stores or hypermarkets (NACE code G46.3) or managing a network of shops that generate significant revenues from the sales of snacks;

· Operating in a country targeted by the call: Poland;

· Having an extensive network of shops and good coverage of consumers, including older adolescents;

· Able to introduce new food products from the snack category, designed as the outcome of the Labs in the collaboration with the startup(s)/scaleup(s);

· Able to sign a subcontracting agreement with the EIT Food Co-Location Centre and act as a subcontractor in a project funded based on Horizon Europe/EIT modalities (EIT Food partners and Rising Food Stars members are not eligible);

· Possessing knowledge, skills and resources rendering them able to carry out the subcontracted tasks.

Selection process

Interested and eligible organisations are invited to submit their applications by 4 April 2022, 11 am CET, using the attached “EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs” Application Form”. Please send the electronic version of the application, based on the attached template, to: Incomplete applications or applications submitted by ineligible organisations will be rejected.

Detailed selection criteria may be found in the attached Call document.

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