EIT Food

EIT Food is Europe's leading agrifood innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector.

Transforming the food system

EIT FoodEIT Food supports Sustainable Development Goals related to targeted nutrition, sustainable agriculture, digital traceability, sustainable aquaculture, circular food systems and alternative proteins. EIT Food supports the overall digital transformation of the food system and collaborates with consumers to deliver a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for all European citizens.

The initiative is made up of a consortium of key industry players, startups, research centres and universities from across Europe. It's one of 8 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. EIT Food Partners take part in a variety of collaboration programmes – including innovation, education and entrepreneurial activities which can be part funded by the EIT.

What we do

  • Create and scaleup agrifood startups to deliver new food innovations and businesses
  • Develop talents and leaders to transform the food system
  • Launch new innovative products and ingredients to deliver healthier and sustainable food
  • Engage the public so they can become the agents of change in the food system

“It's inspiring to be part of the EIT Food network as they are committed to transforming our food systems through innovation and entrepreneurship. The unique value of the network lies in the collaboration between its partners which span all areas of the food value chain who are dedicated improving the nutritional value and sustainability of our food”, Imran Afzal, Senior R&D Manager, PepsiCo Europe, and Chairman of EIT Food's North-West Co-Location Centre Board

More Information

Andrew Carlin
Director of Strategic Programmes & Director, North-West CLC Region
Telephone: +44 (0) 118 935 7151
Email: andrew.carlin@eitfood.eu

Website: www.eitfood.eu
Twitter: @EITFood
Linkedin: EIT Food

Last reviewed: 24 Jun 2020