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.

WATERSCARCITY

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.

DEADLINE: June

EIT FOOD RIS RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK

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.

DEADLINE: 1 June