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EIT Food

EIT Food

EIT Food was founded by the EIT Governing Board in 2016 to connect partners from businesses, universities, research centers, and institutes operating within the food industry across Europe.

EIT Food is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) that was founded in 2016 by the EIT Governing Board. The purpose of EIT Food is to connect entrepreneurs, business, universities, research centres, and institutes operating within the food industry across Europe to foster increased innovation and productivity within the food sector. EIT Food is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and runs 5 co-location centres (CLCs) within Europe to help with innovation, talent development, and consumer involvement.

Locations of EIT Food co-location centres across Europe.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Benoit Buntinix

Business Creation

Dr. Lieven Tack

COO

Dr. Maarten van der Kamp

Education

Dr. Thorston Koenig

Innovation

Filip Fontaine

CEO

Saskia Nuijten

Communication

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

EIT launches accelerator network to help agri-food start-ups succeed

Niamh Michail

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Dan Taylor
April 13, 2021
Tech.eu
Malta-based agritech VC fund manager PeakBridge and EIT Food have launched a new €30 million seed fund. Dubbed FoodSparks, the fund will invest in pan-European seed and early-stage startups focused on addressing food production, supply, and sustainability. The fund is slated to provide up to €30 million over the course of four years, with the [...]

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