Improving food together

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy, and trusted.

Mission

We need to future-proof our food. So EIT Food is on a mission to build an inclusive and innovative community where the consumer is actively involved.

This is achieved through our six strategic objectives:

  1. Overcome low consumer trust – supporting European citizens in the transition towards a smart food system that is inclusive and reassuring
  2. Create consumer-valued food for healthier nutrition – enabling individuals to make informed and affordable personal nutrition choices
  3. Build a consumer-centric connected food system – developing a digital food supply network with consumers and industry as equal partners
  4. Enhance sustainability through resource stewardship – developing solutions to transform the traditional ‘produce-use-dispose’ model into a circular bio-economy
  5. Educate to engage, innovate and advance – providing ‘food system’ skills for students, entrepreneurs and professionals through advanced training programmes
  6. Catalyse food entrepreneurship and innovation – fostering innovation at all stages of business creation

EIT Food aims to, among others

  • Create 86 and support 533 start-ups within seven years, attracting in total EUR 191.6 million.
  • Train over 400 graduates from EIT-labelled Master’s programmes and have 285 000 participants overall in educational programmes over seven years,
  • Develop 398 new or improved products, services, and processes by 2024, and
  • Have 147 000 citizens participating in an annual food Trust Measuring Tool over the seven years.
This will be achieved by building upon the four pillars of EIT Food:

EIT Food aims to, among others

  1. Overcome low consumer trust: support Europeans in the transition towards a smart food system that is inclusive and trusted;
  2. Create consumer-valued food for healthier nutrition: enable individuals to make informed and affordable personal nutrition choices;
  3. Build a consumer-centric connected food system: develop a digital food supply network with consumers and industry as equal partners;
  4. Enhance sustainability: develop solutions to transform the traditional ‘produce-use-dispose’ model into a circular bio-economy;
  5. Educate to engage, innovate and advance: provide ‘food system’ skills for students, entrepreneurs, and professionals through advanced training programmes and open online courses, and
  6. Catalyse food entrepreneurship and innovation: foster innovation at all stages of business creation.

For more information

Visit the official page if you want to know more about EIT Food.

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