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Call for problem holders and solution providers to tackle water scarcity in Southern Europe

Location: Online 
Deadline:
01/06/2021

About the programme

EIT Food together with Climate KIC, Digital and Manufacturing KICs, Athena RC and Bioazul S.L., are leading a multiannual and multidisciplinary programme designed to alleviate water scarcity in Southern Europe. We work together considering water scarcity as a thematic field from agrifood to manufacturing.

The main objective of the programme is to ease the transition to a water saving economy across Southern Europe and to contribute, in the long run, to reduce Europe’s water consumption, wastage and pollution. This is achieved by targeting different stakeholders, from policy makers to business, industry leaders and citizens through different actions.

Does your entity want to improve its water management process? Tell us about it!

We are looking for private companies, associations of companies, cooperatives, or public entities from the food & beverage industry, the agricultural sector and/or the water utilities and large infrastructures willing to find solutions tailored to their specific needs through the provision of a case study.

More specifically, the EIT KICs are looking for 3 problem holders in total, presenting a case study related to at least one of the challenges in the document of the call. Priority will be given to entities located or at least have a production site in the Mediterranean region, specifically in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta or Spain.

Are you a scaleup or SME with an innovative solution for improved water management or reduced water consumption?

The EIT community is looking for twenty scaleups – startups seeing accelerated growth after demonstrating a product-market fit- and innovative SMEs working on new solutions tailored to one or several of the challenges faced by the food & beverage industry, in agriculture, or by utilities and infrastructure. The solution providers can submit their SMART solutions for a maximum of two of the sectorial challenges. Twenty applications will be selected to participate in the Programme, which includes market-oriented training, a 3-months mentoring period, 66k EUR cash prizes, and the possibility to implement a demo site with one of the problem holders at the end of the period.

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RFP - Citizen Participation Forum and Trust Report contribution 2021 | EIT Food
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RFP - Citizen Participation Forum and Trust Report contribution 2021

Location: Belgium 
Deadline:
17/05/2021

EIT Food is tendering for a proposal for an online qualitative study (‘Citizen Participation Forum’ mentioned below as CPF) which would provide rich data and insights into what drives consumers to trust or mistrust the food chain and the food system. The study will lead to recommendations for actions to be taken to improve trust and to create a more trusted food system as part of a report.

This study is a follow up on our yearly quantitative TrustTracker® survey (www.eitfood.eu/trusttracker). Investigating some of the results and trends found in the survey will be part of the qualitative study. EIT Food will provide these results. Previous year’s qualitative study results (focus groups) will also be provided to enable the awarded agency to make sure the new online methodology will generate additional, complementary, and rich data.

EIT Food puts the consumer at the centre of its activities and wants to mobilise consumers as change agents
in the food chain transformation process. To contribute towards this goal, the proposing agency is encouraged to include co-creation as part of the methodology. The study should include participants from these countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Portugal and Switzerland.

Following the CPF report, a comparative/complementarity analyses of results of both the TrustTracker®, the CPF and the EIT Food Grand Challenge on Trust will be done, and conclusions will be merged into the Trust Report 2021.

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