EIT Food call

In order to respond to agri-food challenges, accelerate innovation, create jobs and increase Europe’s competitiveness, EIT Food launches Business Creation and Education programmes, aimed at start-ups, students, professionals, institutions and stakeholders.

The programmes are international and continuously updated.

RIS Inspire Summer Schools Programme

This project will develop three Summer Schools which are aimed at graduates from a range of disciplines in RIS countries, specifically designed to increase knowledge and innovation generated about food systems and to foster greater societal engagement, eventually developing a knowledge lab and an open-innovation ecosystem. The summer schools will cover three different focus areas:

Targeted Nutrition
Transparent Food Chains
Circular Business Models


Become a FutureFoodMaker and help shape the food sector we all need
We are recruiting motivated young people aged 18-24 – our FutureFoodMakers – to give them the chance to have their voice heard by the food sector about what they want from the future of their food system.

DEADLINE: September 7 


Are you a startup or scaleup with a solution of TRL 8* or higher that can address, partially or in full, one or the challenges below? Are you interested in potentially seeing your solution implemented with a corporate industrial partner? If so, we invite you to submit your expression of interest to participate under one or more of the following challenges.

DEADLINE: September 6


Our SME Transform call seeks to support SMEs who plan to implement a transformation project on their manufacturing lines or production systems. We offer two packages, which are detailed below.

DEADLINE: September 30


The aim of the programme is to tackle water scarcity in Southern Europe through innovation, entrepreneurship, education and communication, in order to produce food in a more sustainable way, avoiding rising food prices. The programme carries out activities ranging from research to innovation and education to find appropriate solutions to water scarcity. The programme offers support for: developing innovative solutions; strengthening cross-sectoral networks; creating start-ups and jobs; promoting synergies with successful policy initiatives as a key to financial sustainability.



Provides participants from Italy, Poland, Romania and Spain with interactive training and dedicated support based on best practices and real-world examples to improve the commercial use and visibility of their research infrastructures. It helps them develop their commercialisation strategy, identify potential agri-food partners and promote the potential for science-industry collaboration. The programme is aimed at teams of 3 people, one of whom must be from a local, regional or national public body.