EIT FOOD PLATFORM
The EIT’s mission is to
contribute to the competitiveness of Europe, its sustainable economic growth and job creation by promoting and strengthening synergies and cooperation among businesses, education institutions and research organisations
create favourable environment for creative thought, to enable world-class innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive in Europe
The EIT is an integral part of Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
The EIT’s Innovation Communities create and find innovative solutions to major societal challenges, including energy, climate, health, raw materials, digitalisation and food. They offer access to talent, knowledge, funding and new business sectors to:
develop innovative products and services
start new companies
train a new generation of entrepreneurs.
The EIT now has eight Innovation Communities:
EIT Climate-KIC: addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges
EIT Digital: driving Europe’s digital transformation
EIT Food: putting Europe at the centre of a global revolution in food innovation and production
EIT Health: improving quality of life for European citizens and sustainability of health and social care systems
EIT InnoEnergy: achieving sustainable energy
EIT Raw Materials: ensuring the accessibility, availability and sustainable use of raw materials for the economy and citizens
EIT Manufacturing: Strengthening and increasing the competitiveness of Europe’s manufacturing industry
EIT Urban: Mobility Smart, green and integrated transport
Each of the EIT Innovation Communities operates in innovation hubs.
Further informations about activities of EIT Food Innovation Community: https://www.eitfood.eu/
The EIT RIS: working across Europe
The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) is an outreach programme to help more organisations across Europe benefit from the EIT Community’s work and participate in its activities. The EIT RIS aims to increase the ability to innovate of European regions not yet working with the EIT and its Innovation Communities. The EIT RIS brings companies, universities, research labs and stakeholder organisations into Europe’s largest Innovation Community
EIT RIS countries:
EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Romania
European countries covered by the H2020 program: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine
Activities of EIT Food
We are fostering collaboration across the entire food system to develop innovative technologies, products and services.
We are attracting, developing and empowering talent to lead the transformation of the food system into an innovative sector that produces healthy and sustainable food, and is trusted by society.
Startups play a fundamental role in transforming the food system.
We believe that we are all responsible for, and connected to, the food that we eat, so we all need to work together to improve it. Our activities are designed to engage with people so that they can become agents of change in the food system.
Further information about EIT Food projects: https://www.eitfood.eu/eit-food-projects/
You can find more informations about current EIT Food programs in the event calendar: https://www.eitfood.eu/events/
dr. Adrienn Hegyi, Campden BRI Hungary
Ágnes Szegedyné Fricz, Campden BRI Hungary