EU4Advice General Assembly
25-27 October 2023. Brussels-Leuven, Belgium
Last week, between 25-27 October we had the opportunity in Brussels and Leuven to attend the joint General Assembly of EU4Advice and COREnet. Two projects, multi-actor collaboration that foster the upscaling of Short Food Supply Chains across Europe.
Each Work Package leader provided an update on the progress made thus far and discussed the upcoming plans.
A great team and a great opportunity to connect and network, with exciting discussions on the topics of sustainable agriculture and the food system!
EU4Advice project duration: 2022-2027
Main goals: creation of an EU network of SFSC advisors; development of contents and tools for SFSC capacity building; development of interactions with policymakers; dissemination, exploitation and communication.
ENOUGH: aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food supply chain
27-28.06.2023, Padova, Italy
Globally, food systems are responsible for around 21-37% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Managing the food chain downstream of agriculture poses a number of challenges in combating global warming and adapting to the impacts of climate change.
Through demonstrations, new and innovative solutions will be presented that can help achieve climate neutrality in the sector.
The annual meeting of the project took place in Padua, Italy, in the last days of June.
For more information, please visit the website of the project: https://enough-emissions.eu/
EIT Food 2023 Annual Event – 27-28 Riga, Latvia
Transforming Food Systems
What started off as an idea six years ago has now become the largest food innovation community in the world.
During this time, we have accelerated innovation to help transform our #FoodSystem together with an amazing community of experts, startups, investors, policymakers, and researchers - they all play an important part.
We’re excited to be seeing new and old faces at our Annual Event again and learn about new food innovations which can help provide healthy and nutritious food for everybody.
How can we support the transition to trusted, healthy and sustainable food systems?
- Enabling farmers to lead the transition to #SustainableFarming
- Accelerating the transition to more diverse protein resources
- Creating food environments which provide access to affordable, healthy and #NutritiousDiets for consumers
Meet us at the EITFood23 Annual Event
The event’s official website: https://www.annualevent.eitfood.eu/
Circular-based Alternative Protein Extraction from Grapeseed
Industries’ opinion about the potential application of grapeseed protein
Industries’ opinion about the potential application of grapeseed protein
- Role of protein
- Plant-based proteins
- Information needed about grape seed protein
- Possible formulations, product ranges with grape seed protein
Breakthroughs, benefits and added value:
- allergen- and GMO free
- new plant-based source protein
- replacer for the current soy protein in the meat industry
- basis of the low calories’ sweet products in the bakery industry
- substitutes animal protein, increases the protein content of food products
- sustainability: improves the circular economy, zero-waste usage of grapes
Further information on PROSEED project:https://proseedprotein.eu/
EIT Food Hub Meeting in Riga
26th April 2023, Riga, Latvia
The Technical University in Riga hosted the EIT Food Hub Meeting on the morning of 26th April 2023, where the agrifood innovation ecosystem, the EIT RIS Hub’s future (2023-2025) and the workshop on regional collaboration was given the lead role. All Hub representatives of the EIT Food North and East region’s countries took participation.
In the afternoon, the EIT Food TechChill took place, the leading technology and start-up events platform in the Baltics, where the Hub representatives had the opportunity to get insight into the leading innovative ideas from start-ups and scale-ups of the Baltic region.
More information on EIT Food: https://campdenbri.hu/en/palyazatok/en-EITFOODPLATFORM.php
We were there at the FÉSZ mini-conference!
At the conference organized by the Association of Responsible Food Producers (FÉSZ) we discussed the challenges and opportunities of the food industry. The event was opened by Márton Nobilis (Minister of State for Food Industry and Trade Policy, Ministry of Agriculture). Among the invited speakers was Dirk Jacobs, Director of FoodDrinkEurope, who presented the state of the European food industry. He was followed by Tamás Éder, President of FÉSZ, who presented the situation in Hungary.
The last speaker of the conference was Gergely Litkai (Dumaszínház), who spoke about the implementation of sustainability in the food industry.
Campden BRI Hungary participated in the conference and the pre-conference general assembly as a member of FÉSZ.
We were at the final conference of the FutureEUAqua project!
20 April 2023, Bari, Italy
After 4.5 years, our FutureEUAqua project, which aimed to improve the sustainability of European aquaculture from egg to fork, will end at the end of April 2023.
Campden BRI Hungary was responsible for knowledge transfer and developing plans to exploit the results.
Aquaculture development was a new field, but we learned a lot and were part of a great team.
More information: - FutureEUAqua project website
EIT Food RIS Fellowship – Paid Internship 2023
for MSc and PhD students
for MSc and PhD students
Catch the moment - travel, meet new people, have fun and advance your skills and network with like-minded professionals.
EIT Food RIS Fellowships AL is now open for recruitment in 2023! Apply now and become part of a dynamic community of food innovators!
NEW DEADLINE: 16th April 2023
For more information visit: www.eitfoodrisfellowships.eu
SmartGeoFish farm demonstration and workshop
September 20, 2022, Szentes, Hungary
The goal of the SmartGeoFish project was to develop a service package that enables the development and implementation of technological solutions based on IoT solutions that meet the needs of agro-food companies.
In the SmartGeoFish project, we implemented an IoT system at the premise of Geofish Kft the supports the improvement of water management and feed optimization for companies engaged in intensive fish farming.
On September 20, 2022, we will organize the closing events of the project in Szentes.
During the morning, the SmartGeoFish demonstration event will be held at the premises of GeoFish Kft. The purpose of the demonstration is to learn about the operation of RAS fish farms, to present the developed IoT-based solutions, and to explain their advantages.
In the afternoon, we will hold a workshop with the involvement of food industry and IT experts to present good practices in the food industry and exchange knowledge and experience with the participants.
Participation in the events is free, but registration is required. You can register here.
The detailed program of the event: Invitation, SmartGeoFish farm demonstráció & workshop
More information about the SmartGeoFish project: https://campdenbri.hu/en/palyazatok/en-smartgeofish.php
SmartGeoFish project (has received funding from SERVICE Call of the SmartAgriHubs Community Network the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 818182.
EIT Food - Call for contributors to support implementation of Regenerative Agriculture Revolution in CEE region during the period 2022-2024
Application deadline 5th June 2022
What is the EIT Food Regenerative Agriculture Revolution?
Regenerative Agriculture Revolution is a project aiming to help farmers in Central and Eastern Europe to learn about and transition to more sustainable methods of agriculture. In 2022 – 2024 (1), we would like to provide training sessions, individual advisory to the farmers, long-term soil monitoring of the farms and promotion services to a wider audience in each country.
Deadline for applications: 5.07.2022, 23:59pm CET.
EIT Food Challange Labs 2022
Take part in the international Challenge Labs workshop and compete for prizes worth 9,000€!
Do you have experience in the food industry? Are you a PhD, scientist, professional, ambitious student or expert with business experience and innovation ideas? Then join Challenge Labs CEE - a two-week innovation design marathon, organized by EIT Food (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), during which participants develop concepts for products or services that address current challenges in the agri-food industry.
Click here to know more:https://challengelabs.eu/
EIT Food - InnovPlanet Summer School
3-week online course, application deadline 1st July 2022
The EIT Food RIS Inspire summer programme is looking for innovative ideas to build a food system fit for the future, producing healthy and sustainable food for all, and supporting student entrepreneurship and innovation. 🌞🌱
For students, this is a unique opportunity to work as a team on a start-up project with students from all over Europe, to acquire skills and network through an EU-funded summer school.
In Innovative Food Production for a Healthy Planet summer school, you will think of innovative solutions to address challenges on how to reduce the use of chemical inputs, enhance biodiversity, assist soil carbon sequestration, support a more sustainable use of resources, manage food waste and water needs.
When? From 4th to 22nd July 2022. The programme consists of three-week courses, available 24/7 online. It will be delivered in a blended format through live online sessions and online earning on your own schedule.
Innovation and entrepreneurship are our watchwords. If you are interested, join us! It is completely free of charge.
For more information and application:https://www.eitfood.eu/education/courses/innovplanet-summer-school
EIT Food - New Technologies to manage food ecosystems - Summer School
3-week online course, application deadline 30th June 2022
A 3-week course where you will develop entrepreneurial skills and gain knowledge of technologies for managing food ecosystems.
This activity is aimed at university students (Bachelor, PhD, Post Doctoral). Given the strategic importance of engaging a diverse audience, our activity will target individuals from all university faculties.
Integrating entrepreneurship training with food system innovation will enable you to manage solutions to global challenges such as climate change and consumers health.
The core of this Summer School is to teach young future entrepreneurs about innovation applied to food and agri-food systems in line with the EIT Food - STEAM strategy.
EIT Food RIS Summer School(s)
Promoting entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector
The Inspire Programmes are a suite of entrepreneurship programmes in the food system. Distinct individual programmes are offered to participants worldwide, such as Sustainable Aquaculture and Targeted Nutrition.
Targeted Nutrition: The programme will start on the 13th June 2022. Details will be available shortly – bookmark this page to check updates!
Sustainable Aquaculture: The programme will take place in Nov 2022. Details will be available shortly – bookmark this page to check updates!
Innovative Food Production for a Healthy Planet (RIS programme): The programme will start on the 4th July 2022 and finish on the 22nd July.
New technologies to manage food ecosystems (RIS programme): The programme will start on the 4th July and finishes on the 22nd July 2022.
Sustainable Food Production and Consumption: from Farm to Fork (RIS programme): The programme will start on the 5th September 2022 and will finish on the 23rd September.
Upon successful completion of a programme, you will receive a certificate of attendance awarded by the EIT Food Education.
You can download the brochure here:
EIT Food WE Lead Food
Applications open until 30th of June 2022
WE Lead Food is the network for women in the food sector.
Based on the Three Cs of collective leadership - cooperate, collaborate and cocreate - WE Lead Food is creating enabling environments where women leaders thrive and can be inspired by other women leaders.
We are currently open to applications from woman who are committed to driving change within the food sector.
Application deadline: 30th June
More info: https://www.eitfood.eu/projects/we-lead
EIT Food Sales Booster
Applications open until 19th of June 2022
Is your startup ready to expand to new agrifood markets in Europe?
Apply for Sales Booster and grow your venture in the agrifood sector!
Sales Booster is a custom-made programme of EIT Food that helps innovative startups from Southern, Central and Eastern Europe to:
- Build an internationalisation plan
- Explore new agrifood markets in Europe
- Receive training, coaching, and expert advice
- Learn from fellow founders
Learn more and apply before June 19: https://www.eitfood.eu/projects/sales-booster
EIT Food EWA – Empowering Women in Agriculture
Applications open until the 13th of June 2022
Are you a women entrepreneur? Are you working or looking forward to work in agrifood?
If so, EWA is the programme for you! This initiative focuses on increasing the percentage of women in leadership roles in the sector. This opportunity will boost your skillset on how to start your innovative agrifood project successfully from idea to business.
EWA includes specific online training, personalised mentoring, networking and financial opportunities, and you will become part of the big EIT Food Community.
Now is your time! What are you waiting for?
Applications open until the 13th of June.
Call for application FutureEUAqua online course:
Sustainable, resilient and climate friendly Blue Growth of EU Aquaculture and beyond
From 15 June 2022
On of our projects, FutureEUAqua is happy to announce its online course on Sustainable, resilient and climate friendly Blue Growth of EU Aquaculture and beyond.
The course is mainly addressed to
- aquaculture stakeholders,
- innovation brokers,
- SMEs and
Starting date: 15 June 2022
Length: 6 weeks
Number of modules: 3 thematic sessions (+ introduction and recovery sessions)
- Module I: Innovative feeds and feeding strategies for improving welfare & performance of fish in sustainable and organic aquaculture (2 weeks)
- Module II: Consumer perception and preferences regarding aquaculture (1 week)
- Module III: Regulatory framework for aquaculture in the EU, with special focus on organic aquaculture (1 week)
EIT Food RIS Fellowships
Extended registration period: April 10.
Are you an MSc student or graduate? Or are you a doctoral or postdoctoral student?
Develop your talent with top agri-food players for 3-6 months paid internship in the EU.
Last days to Sign up!
Apply here: www.eitfoodrisfellowships.eu
EIT Food New Product Development Skills – learn through experiences
The first part of the workshop will be delivered as an online training, and the participants will have the opportunity to choose one of the convenient set of dates (participants should indicate the preferred set of dates in the application form).
The workshop will be held in two identical sessions:
• Option 1: 05.04.2022 - 29.04.2022 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
• Option 2: 09.05.2022 - 01.06.2022 (Mondays & Wednesdays)
The second part of the workshop (if sanitary conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic allow) will be held in-person in Warsaw, as a two-day concluding session, on 23 - 24.06.2022 (Thursday - Friday).
The second part of the workshop will be held in Warsaw, however, there will be streaming of the workshops for those participants who will not be able to attend in person. Please remember that both sessions are obligatory - so if you're not able to come to Warsaw you have to be present online for this streamed-Warsaw session.
Travel and accommodation
Travel and accommodation costs are not covered. The Participant is solely responsible for covering any additionally occurring costs related to participating in the EIT Food NPD Skills (e.g. travel, accommodation, any activity engaged in during free time, etc.).
Cancellation by the participant: The cancellation fee in amount of 300 euros.
Please read carefully the programs’ Terms and Conditions here.
NPD Skills: learn through experience is a unique event that aims to bring together food professionals from RIS countries who want to improve their skills in new product development.
A series of workshops will enable participants to obtain new tools, gain knowledge on the most up-to-date methodologies and techniques used in the food industry, as well as exchange their insights in a group of experts and participants from different backgrounds and countries. All this will empower participants to turn their ideas into action and develop innovative solutions in the food market!
Delivered as a blended-learning course, full of interactive and practical sessions, the workshop offers:
- A holistic overview of the NPD process, based on a coherent training programme prepared jointly by experts from universities, industry and research institutes;
- Insights on up-to-date information and trends from the food sector;
- Information on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on food markets;
- Opportunity to learn about innovative food processing technologies and procedures used by multinational companies and start-ups;
- Live food processing sessions, sensory evaluations, video case studies, virtual tours, teamwork, simulation-based exercises, and case studies of various global companies and start-ups;
- Opportunity to network and present research results.
The course will take place in April or May (in form of short online meetings) and a final two-day session in Warsaw at the end of June.
Are you ready to take your NPD skills to the new level?
1st application deadline: March 13, 2022
2nd application deadline: March 30, 2022
Final application deadline: April 24, 2022.
Applications are evaluated in an ongoing mode.
Do you want to know more about the course?
You can find all detailed information here: www.eitfoodnpdskills.eu
EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2022
Our recruitment rollercoaster has started in 2022!
Hungarian students, off we go! Our recruitment rollercoaster has started!
RIS Fellowships, dedicated to MSc students, graduates and young entrepreneurs.
RIS Talents, dedicated to doctoral students and young post-docs.
MSc and PhD students of various specializations are invited to get an internship in the agri-food sector. We will support you with finding a place among big companies like Maspex, Puratos, small start-ups like Napiferyn Biotech, Agricolus, Foodpairing, or research institutes CSIC or AZTI. Take part in our recruitment process, get a paid 3-6 months internship abroad, and gain industry and organizational knowledge through daily business interactions and job assignments.
We invite students of various specializations who want to get an internship in the agri-food sector! So dare to change and reach for a paid internship abroad. Rediscover the agri-food industry - cutting-edge technologies, marketing, communication, innovations, modern labs, all of this and more awaits you at EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2022!
Serve yourself a big career push!
Only benefits await you:
- up to 1800 EUR grant
- mentor care
- competence development
- broadening networking
- hands-on experience
and much more!
Apply now: https://lnkd.in/drCSbUQ
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31st March 2022 (23.59 CET).
EIT Food BUSINESS CREATION programs 2022
Recruitment is open now and lasts until 29th of April 2022
Registration website: https://www.eitfood.eu/projects/test-farms
Before applying, please read carefully Terms and Conditions of the programme.
Recruitment will be announced on 3rd week of March 2022 and lasts until the end April 2022
Registration website: https://www.eitfood.eu/projects/teamup
Seedbed / FAN / RisingFoodStars
Recruitment process extended until Thursday March 10th 2022 23:59 PM CET
You can find bellow more information on programmes: https://entrepreneurship.eitfood.eu/
EIT JUMPSTARTER Recruitment is open now and lasts until the 10th of April 2022
Registration website: EIT Jumpstarter Application form
EIT Food EDUCATION programs - meeting with Activity leaders
New Product Development Skills and RIS Fellowships
9th of March, 11.00-12.00 you have an opportunity to meet with Activity leaders of two educational programs New Product Development Skills and RIS Fellowships.
EIT Food Government Executive Academy – Edition 2022
We encourage you to join us during EIT Food Government Executive Academy – Edition 2022.
The Academy is a special advisory and capability-building program that offers insights into challenges related to food system innovations, Research and Innovation Smart Specialization Strategies regulations. With our guests and experts from the field, you can expect to strengthen the innovation eco-systems in your country, increase the internationalization of your country’s agri-food companies, and success rates of new product launches to leverage the benefits of public funding distributed for Research & Innovations. You will also have an opportunity to share good practices, benefit from lessons learned from other countries and participate in an international network of policy experts involved in the updates of RIS3 and the development of the operational programs based on European Structural and Investment Funds, 2021–2027.
EIT Food GEA will be delivered online between May and November 2022 and will bring together public sector representatives from countries of Central-Eastern and Southern Europe with experts working in the field of agri-food innovations from industry, academia, and European institutions.
If you think you should be among, apply at [www]. The application deadline is 15th March 2022. Participants do not pay tuition fee.
The Academy is delivered by the University of Warsaw, EIT Food CLC North-East and EIT Food CLC South with a group of industrial partners: Danone, Bioazul, and VTT.
You can read more about it by visiting our website:https://gea.eitfood.eu
EIT Food Seedbed Incubator, Accelerator Network és RisingFoodStars
The registration platforms in 2022 are open
A 2022-es EIT Food Seedbed Incubator, Accelerator Network és RisingFoodStars jelentkezési felületek már nyitva vannak!
Jelentkezz Te is még ma!
További információkért látogass el az EIT Food programok hivatalos felületeire.
Applications to join EIT Food #entrepreneurship. programmes this year are now open!
If you want to join over 1,000 entrepreneurs working to make the #FoodSystem more sustainable, healthy & trusted, find out more about 2022 applications here: https://lnkd.in/d2cBRZHz.
Launch with the EIT Food Seedbed Incubator programme, designed to support entrepreneurs with innovative technologies that have the commercial potential to revolutionise the food system:https://lnkd.in/eXtpMz3T.
Accelerate with the EIT Food Accelerator Network, which provides startups with pilot project, investment and market growth opportunities across Europe: https://lnkd.in/eYpd_nzJ.
Scale with the #RisingFoodStars network, designed for growing agrifood tech scaleups ready to become the international game-changers of the future: https://lnkd.in/dAbZ5b4J.
EIT Food - We Lead
entrepreneurship for female leaders
The WE Lead Food programme combines entrepreneurship and leadership tools for female leaders willing to create a real impact in the food sector.
The cutting-edge WE Lead Food programme draws together the years of experience from The University of Cambridge, Aarhus University, IMDEA Alimentación and European Food Information Council (EUFIC). Over a 10-week online course and individual mentoring, you will gain insights into entrepreneurship for sustainability and leadership for impact plus access to a network of like-minded women leaders.
If you are a woman in the food sector, do not miss out on this amazing opportunity – apply now!
EIT Food autumn event: online webinar and face2face workshop
Nutrition and Health system skills for promotion and serving healthy diet for consumer
The EIT Food, together with Campden BRI Hungary, as the Hungarian EIT Food Hub together with the Hungarian Dietetic Association (MDOSZ), the Budapest Business School, the University of Debrecen, and the Semmelweis University organizes a workshop and training for young professionals for having a better understanding about the topics about the nutrition and health system within the large area of the agri-food system.
Discover the latest ideas about nutrition and health and related subjects are one of the areas that are in focus and essential to understanding consumers" demands. The topics are important for improving the young professionals who need the newest knowledge of what they can use in their practical life in their future workplace.
Another important goal of the event is to encourage and help the students develop individual or group project work. The topic of the group exercises is to raise awareness and briefly describe based on the webinars a challenge, an idea or a paroblem to solve in these topics. The solution, the worked-out topic, can be applied for research or dissertation, or it may be the theme of a business in the future. We provide the opportunity to consult with experts in the related areas. The pitches will be presented at the workshop.
The official language of the programs will be Hungarian.
The online webinar is available for the registered participants before the event from the middle of October
The date of the physical event: 18. November 2021
Location: Budapest Business School, Alkotmány Str. 9-11. (1st floor, room 104.) 1054. Budapest, Hungary
Registration: by filling out the form available at the following link
The invitation letter you can find here: INVITATION EIT Food Nutrition and Health 2021 EN
Autumn updates on the EIT Food website:
See you soon at our event!
EIT Food - The Call for Evaluators for the Innovation 2022 Kavas is launched
Do you have proven professional experience in the agri-food sector with expertise in Innovation Management, Commercialisation, and Technology Transfer? Have you acted as an Evaluator or Rapporteur for EU-funded programmes?
If you answered yes, then please apply to become an EIT Food Innovation Evaluator or Rapporteur!
EIT Food is a consortium of more than 200 partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across more than 40 countries that has been selected by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in the agrifood sector.
You can apply for 2022 Call for Evaluators by the 1st of October 2021.
Click here to apply now: https://apply.eitfood.eu/courses/course/97-call-expression-interest-eit-food-evaluators
EIT Food Awareness Day II
11. November 2021
Campden BRI Hungary, as the Hungarian EIT Food Hub, organize its 2nd Awareness Day, this year, in combination with its major annual event, the Campden BRI Hungary Open Day and the GLOPACK H2020 project's Final National Conference on the new packaging solutions, including home compostable, biodegradable packaging to attract more people. The 2nd Awareness Day thematic will be matched to the green packaging solutions. In the event, the activities, services, ongoing and completed projects of Campden BRI Hungary, including EIT Food projects and the main goals, visions, and programs of the EIT Food will be introduced, promoted and published.
The agenda and the program of the event you can find here: EIT Food Awareness Day II
See you soon at the event!
EIT Food – RIS Inspire Summer School Programme
from September 3 to October 1, 2021
Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS (Poland) together with partners (Aarhur University, Denmark; IMDEA FOOD, Spain; BCC Innovation, Spain; Bologna University, Italy; Matis, Iceland), in cooperation with entrepreneurship experts from Cambridge University and under the supervision of EIT Food is organizing RIS Summer School in Targeted Nutrition, which will be held online from September 3 to October 1, 2021.
Our Summer School aims to ignite the entrepreneurial talents of young academics and build the trust of consumers with allergies/hypersensitivity to catering services. The School will mentor a new generation of European food innovators through an entrepreneurial approach linked to food allergies. Students will be provided with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills around the management of food safety hazards and the development of targeted nutrition solutions. The course is open to Bachelor, MSc, and PhD students as well as graduates and professionals interested in nutrition and food. The course would also suit aspiring entrepreneurs or professionals wishing to move into this sector.
Participation in the Summer School is completely free, in addition, the ideas of the three best teams will be awarded (1st place = 2,000 euros). Participants will receive 4 ECTS credits and certificates.
More information can be found at www.pan.olsztyn.pl; or http://pan.olsztyn.pl/eitfood/eit-food-ris-summer-school-in-targeted-nutrition.
The link to the direct app is: https://bit.ly/3wPJea8
We invite you to apply on August 31.
Description of the programs:
EIT Food NPD Skills Workshop 13-17 September 2021
Skills for new product development in the food industry
In today’s food markets, New Product Development (NPD) projects are critical to the success and development of organizations. Therefore, the skills for new product development in the food industry workshop is a unique opportunity to get up-to-date knowledge on trends in the food sector, meet professionals, get to know real case studies from industry companies and become an expert in developing new products in the food market!
Are you dreaming of becoming a game-changer in Food Industry in your local region?
The main purpose of this programme is to invite career progressors from the agri-food world, turn their innovative ideas into action, become entrepreneurs, and lead sustainability challenges in their geographical areas.
Discover our further Professional Education Programmes for RIS specific countries!
We are offering 4 different programmes:
- WE Lead for Women leaders
- NPD for New Product Development in the Food Industry
- SUDAPS for Dairy Industry players
- GROW for Farmers
Application for the NDP Skills Workshop is open now!
More info please find on the website:https://timo.wz.uw.edu.pl/
Call for EIT Food Ris Policy Council members 2021-2022
EIT Food is looking for g for experts that would like to participate in the EIT Food RIS Policy Council from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.
RIS Policy Council is a policy advisory body established in 2019 to support dialogue and other interactions in RIS countries, contribute towards the further elaboration of EIT Food instruments and projects, as well as promote linkages with government authorities and other stakeholders.
How to apply
Deadline for application Interested and eligible individuals are invited to submit their application by 26 August 2021, 23:59 CEST, referring in the e-mail title to Call for EIT Food RIS Policy Council members 2021- 2022.
You can download the call here: RIS Policy Council Call for members
The application form is available here: 2021 RIS Policy Council_Application_Form
More info please find on the website:https://www.eitfood.eu/news/post/call-for-eit-food-ris-policy-council-members-2021-2022
SMARTCHAIN final event: Open European Multi-stakeholder workshop July 6th 2021
The SMARTCHAIN Final Conference will be organised on the 6th of July, 2021.
The registration is open!
You can find the registration link here: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/open-european-multi-stakeholder-workshop-registration-159025221719
EIT Food Research data management in agri-food R&D projects.
Application deadline 18 June 2021
Take part in the EIT Food online workshop Research data management in agri-food R&D projects and learn about professional Data Management!
IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS THEN THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU. TOPICS COVERED DURING THE WORKSHOP:
- What is data management and why do we do it?
- How does EIT Food support innovation and cross-sector agri-food collaboration?
- Data Management – the best international practices
- Data Management Plan (DMP) – how to design and update it.
You can find the detailed description of the workshop here: workshop
Further info on the web page: https://www.visnea.org/eit-workshop
EIT Food Test Farms - application deadline 30th of April 2021
Want to validate your agritech in the field? Apply for Test Farms ??!
#TestFarms was created for those who are developing an innovative solution that can make a change and improve agricultural practices. Our program will help to validate your agritech technology or product in real conditions and increase your chances for commercial success!
How does the process look like?
- Apply before 30th of April,
- Get matched with the right farmer with suitable testing conditions.
- Test your solution on the field
- Showcase your innovation during Demo Day!
Teams coming from Eastern and Southern European countries have a chance to receieve financial support of 3000 EUR.
Check the dates and terms on our website https://www.eitfood.eu/projects/test-farms
You can find the detailed description of the program in English here:Test_Farms_-_programme_leaflet_(EN).pdf
EIT Food TeamUp - extended application deadline 30th of April 2021
Are you looking for a tech or business co-founder to help you build an impactful agrifood startup? 🌱 Apply for TeamUp, find the right co-founder 🤝and receive training and funding from EIT Food.
What is TeamUp?
TeamUp is an EIT Food programme that matches leading technologists with top business professionals and supports them in building impactful agrifood ventures.
For technologists and researchers who have an impactful agrifood solution but struggle to commercialise it. For business and startup professionals passionate about innovation in agrifood.
Why join the programme?
- Find the right business or tech co-founder
- Build and grow an impactful agrifood startup together
- Get expert training and access to #EITFood network
- Receive a stipend for 3 month and a chance to get further FUNDING from EIT Food
Find out more about the programme and apply now: TeamUp_leaflet_EIT_Food_2021.pdfhttps://www.eitfood.eu/projects/teamup
EIT Food Business Creation
applications for all three programmes are accepted through one form on the website: https://businesscreation.eitfood.eu/
For entrepreneurial academics, aspiring entrepreneurs and newly formed startups looking to validate the market opportunity.
A 6-month programme that aims to transform innovative ideas and research breakthroughs into market-validated business propositions.
FOOD ACCELERATOR NETWORK (FAN)
For registered startups with ready-to-pilot solutions.
The programme connects impactful agrifood startups with industry-leading corporate and research partners to pilot their technology and drive the ultimate goal: a successful market adoption.
For ambitious early scaleups, on the verge of international growth.
A network organisation for successful, game-changing early agrifood scaleups, enabling its members to participate as Partners in all EIT Food activities.
EIT Jumpstarter is back in 2021 - application deadline 30th of April 2021
Do you have an innovative business idea and want to jumpstart your business? The award-winning EIT Jumpstarter is back bringing together Europe’s six largest thematic innovation networks. If you want to set up tomorrow’s science-based business, apply today!
The new edition of EIT Jumpstarter, one of the most well-known European pre-accelerator programmes has just been announced. Candidates are able to submit their innovative ideas in six thematic categories: food and agriculture, healthcare, raw materials, energy, manufacturing and urban mobility. Applications can be sent until 16 April.
EIT Jumpstarter is one of the widest cross-industrial programmes designed for early-stage innovators who want to gain traction and jumpstart their business. The fourth edition will be organised in collaboration with six knowledge and innovation communities: EIT Health, EIT Raw Materials, EIT Food, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The programme is especially focused on Central-Eastern and Southern European talents who want to validate their business concept, develop business plan and pitch their ideas to the potential future investors. In the previous editions, over two hundred teams from 13 countries were already trained, mentored and supported in expanding impactful ideas into powerful business models.
Is it for me?
If you are an innovator in the following domains: agri-food, healthcare, raw materials, energy, manufacturing or urban mobility with an innovative business idea, then this programme is perfect for you. EIT Jumpstarter is open to students, PhDs, researchers or entrepreneurs. Participants will learn how to get started on building a business in a unique cross-industry environment: how to create a team, business processes, and organizational design. The primary focus is put on quantitative business model building. Through the EIT Jumpstarter programme, trainers and coaches will guide you to find the best fitting business model for your idea, and help you validate it. At the end of the program, graduates will prepare their pitch deck, business model canvas, competitive landscape, go-to-market strategy and a roadmap.
What’s in it for me?
Through the programme you will receive support from the best-in-class trainers and mentors and have a chance to win up to €10 000.
Applications are open by 30th of April 2021.
For more details and application, click on the link below: https://apply.eitjumpstarter.eu/
Testimonial of the previous participant – for your comms purposes, you may pick the most appropriate testimonial
“We are the winners of the Health category of EIT Jumpstarter and we couldn’t be happier about it. The quality of the program is amazing, the mentors were great, and I think it was a tremendous help to our project.”
Luis Valente, CEO i-LOF, first prize winner in the Health category
“EIT Jumpstarter is a great programme with amazing mentors. For us it’s a unique opportunity, because there are not many funding mechanisms which work with raw material. This prize will be our first investment in our small facility”
Ivar Krusenber, CEO of UpCatalyst, first prize winner in the Raw Materials category
“We can name lots of benefits from the EIT Jumpstarter – we have reached several achievements, made so many contacts, all the mentoring that we had in all these months is measureless, and of course the prize that will help us move forward.”
Miguel Cerqueira, CTO of 2BNanofood, first prize winner in the Food category
You can find the detailed description of the program in English here: jumpstarter_leaflet_Food.pdf
EIT Food RIS Fellowships and RIS Talents - application extended deadline 19th April 2021
Despite all complications, recruitment for EIT Food #RISFellowships2021 has just started!
EIT Food gives you the opportunity to benefit from unique paid internships among the leading European agri-food players involved in innovation and research and development projects.
Don´t miss the call!!
We´re looking for:
- MSc or Ph.D. student or post-doc interested in the agri-food sector
- Young professionals willing to develop his/her competences and self-motivated
- Adventurers ready to work in an international environment and speaks English very well
- Online, on-site or hybrid paid internships
- 3-6 months mentorship
- Great network
Application is open until April 19
Take a look at the terms and conditions, COVID-19 has brought some changes in the formats. Further info on the website: http://timo.wz.uw.edu.pl/risfellowships/
Watch the videos:
You can find the detailed description of the program in English here: News_2021
EIT Food Government Executive Academy - application extended deadline 24th of April 2021
EIT Food Government Executive Academy is an executive-level training program for public sector representatives from Southern and Eastern European countries, deepening their knowledge of agri-food innovations and sectoral regulation, and helping address societal challenges across Europe through mission-based policies and Smart Specialization Strategies.
EIT Food GEA will be held online on 15, 16 and 22 June 2021 with subsequent mentored teamwork and final session in October-November 2021.The application deadline is 24th of April 2021.
Further info on the web page: http://timo.wz.uw.edu.pl/gea/
S3FOOD voucher application deadline - second round
The deadline for the voucher application opportunities (Exploration voucher, Validation voucher, Application voucher) in the framework of the S3FOOD project is announced, it is March 10, 2021
Lack of digital transformation skills is critical in Food Industry
“Digital transformation is becoming an issue of primary importance in the European food industry,”says András Sebők, general manager at Campden BRI in Hungary. Digital transformation is needed due to consumer and societal pressure. But the problem is the lack of skilled people to make it happen. “Education is what’s needed”, says Sebők in an interview on EIT Digital.
CONNSENSYS VIRTUAL STUDY VISIT - HUNGARY
Campden BRI Hungary and Innoskart Digital Cluster will be happy to receive virtually all those who are interested in boosting the digital transformation of the agri-food industry on 7th October 2020 from 8:50!
Hosting partners have been working on building a European Network of Living Labs and will be happy to show you the present status of the work implemented and those actors who have important role in it. The three potential Hungarian Living Labs may constitute later a network in the region and on European level. During the virtual study visit, they will demonstrate their activity and show some examples how they can support the digital innovation via knowledge and technology transfer in the food processing industry.
Connsensys partners, technology provider SMEs, food processing companies, universities, policymakers will be invited to participate to educate the stakeholder community. The study visit will be organised on Zoom platform and the language of the program will be English.
Full agenda and registration:https://innoskart.digital/esemenyek/virtual-study-visit/
EIT Food Innovation Prizes
15. 07. 2020
The country final of Hungary
Meet top agri-food innovators from Southern and Eastern Europe
EIT Food Innovation Prizes competition 2020 is one of the largest agri-food startup competition in Southern and Eastern Europe. The prizes are awarded to entrepreneurs and early-stage startups developing innovative products and services with the potential to transform our food systems. The country finals were running online in 17 countries in Southern and Eastern Europe, the prizes were awarded to the most innovative and ambitious agri-food startups.
In the Hungarian final, we met 8 ambitious early-stage agri-food startups and the jury members chose the three most innovative and promising start-ups and awarded them with €1,000, €3,000, and €5,000. We had the chance to watch the whole country final online, meanwhile, the viewers also had a chance to vote for their favorite start-up and helped one team to win the Audience Prize of €2,000!
The Hungarian start-ups in 2020 qualified for the Demo Day:
- Inventori Solutions /Ferencvári Márk, Brezovszki Máté/
- SMAPP LAB /Posta Donát, Zsigo Miklós/
- TransFoodMission /Dalmadi Júlia, Murray Brennan Elphick/
- Green Drops Farm Ltd /Rácz Gréta Ildikó/
- SpaceCrop /Gasco Mary Grace/
- MAGOSERO /Turcsán Tamás/
- Bedrock.farm /Balázs Bence, Dénes Dániel/
- Seedling_hu /Bátori Anikó, Tóth Viktor/
Results of the Hungarian EIT Food Innovation Prizes final:
1st – SMAPP LAB
2nd – Green Drops Farm Ltd.
3rd – SpaceCrop
Audience Prize: SMAPP LAB
The first prize winners from each local final will participate in the EIT Food grand final in the autumn and will have the opportunity to compete for the final prize, the 250 000 Euro.
You can watch the whole Hungarian country final video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE9Lpq5VPKQ&feature=youtu.be
Congratulation to all participants and the winner teams!
GLOPACK Hungarian webinar on the development of food packaging with low enviromental impact
The aim of the webinar was to present the current achievements of the project on the development of:
- biodegredable and home compostable food packaging
- active packaging
- intelligent packaging
Public consultation of the NoAW Best Practice Guideline for farms and businesses on agricultural waste management
The No-Agricultural Waste (NoAW, https://noaw2020.eu/) Horizon 2020 project aims at finding new solutions for up-cycling unavoidable and continuously generated by-products from agriculture.
The best practice guideline was prepared by the No-Agricultural Waste (NoAW) for farms and businesses on agricultural waste management. It aims to show best practices and new solutions with special focus on manure, straw and winery wastes to serve and facilitate implementation of circular economy and environmental investments reducing environmental impacts in the agriculture, by valorising agricultural by-products that would otherwise mainly landfilled or burned.
The main purpose of this consultation is to gather insights and contributions from the wide range of stakeholders in the context of the NoAW Best-practice guideline.
In order to make sure that our guideline is on point we gladly invite all interested parties to read and comment the current version of the guideline
We welcome your views and supporting comments in response to this consultation. The consultation period runs from today until 22nd of March.
Please send your feedback
• by completing the survey https://forms.gle/kRkfkpdX97q5J4np9
EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2020
More information are available on the website:» https://www.eitfood.eu/regional-innovation-scheme/projects/eit-food-ris-fellowships-2020
EIT Food – Women in the agrofood business
EIT Food is looking for 3 organisations based in the South of Europe, namely from Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain or Turkey and 2 organisations based in the East of Europe, namely from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia to organise activities within a project aiming at boosting the entrepreneurial skills of women in the agrifood sector.
The main objective of this project is to find innovative solutions that tackle the problems faced by the food system created by women entrepreneurs while supporting them to grow these entrepreneurial ideas. On balance, the Project will also help these women to access other programmes offered by EIT Food.
More information are available on the website:» https://www.eitfood.eu/news/post/call-for-proposals-to-carry-out-activities-to-build-entrepreneurial-capacities-for-women-in-the-agrifood-business
EIT Food - Government Executive Academy
EIT Food Government Executive Academy brings together public sector representatives, including regional and central government officials, from 28 RIS countries, researchers working in the field of agri-food innovations from industry, academia and European institutions. The Academy is an advisory and capability building program that offers insights into the challenges related to food system innovations and regulations.
The application deadline: 20th March 2020
Program: 17th-19th June 2020 in Warsaw, Poland
More information are available on the website: » https://apply.eitfood.eu/courses/course/52-certificate-eit-food-government-executive-academy
EIT Food - RIS Innovation Prizes 2020
Are you an early stage agrifood startup from Southern or Eastern Europe? Do you have an innovative product or service that could transform the agrifood sector? Apply for the Innovation Prizes competition and receive up to €25,000 of equity-free funding.
Pitch at the regional final in your home country, receive training and feedback from industry experts and win up €5,000. First prize winners from all participating countries will get a chance to promote their startup on the European level and compete for €10,000, €15,000 and €25,000.
More information and application form (deadline – April 19) -» https://bit.ly/385V9oN
EIT Food - Legal and Accounting Support
Are you an agrifood startup struggling to cover legal or accounting expenses? EIT Food helps brilliant early stage companies from Eastern and Southern Europe boost their growth.
Legal and Accounting Support offers up to €2,500 to startups and entrepreneurs to cover the costs of company incorporation, IP protection, accounting and other. Get more info and apply now – » https://bit.ly/2vXyywJ.
EIT Food - Seedbed 2020
Launch of EIT Food Seeded 2020
Seedbed: The pre-accelerator programme to drive the agri-food entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
The EIT Food Seedbed Pre-Accelerator Programme is open for applications until 15th March.
EIT Food Seedbed is a Pre-accelerator programme which trains and supports teams over a six-month period to help them better understand the needs of their customers and validate their business ideas. Seedbed is designed for early stage products or services that utilise innovative agri-food technologies set to make a big impact on any part of the food sector, including the way we produce, deliver, consume, recycle and value our food.
Held in Northern Ireland, Poland, Spain, Denmark and Germany, this game changing customer discovery programme allows aspiring entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and start-ups to test the market directly with 100+ potential customers and learn how to progress from commercial proposition to validated business. During the program, teams will receive:
Training at a five day residential bootcamp based on a unique customer-orientated methodology to help you create a start-up business model
Mentorship from leading agrifood experts with specialised knowledge and skills to develop food sector innovation
Funding of up to €10,000 to validate your business idea with potential customers, plus the opportunity to access a further €20,000 through a Startup Launch Grant.
An invitation to final pitch event where teams will receive valuable feedback from agri-food experts
The program is suitable for those with a disruptive early stage business idea that has the potential to transform the agri-food tech space and is aligned with the strategic objectives of EIT Food. Applicants should be a resident, citizen or legal entity based in a Member State of the European Union or associated countries.
Please check out the Seedbed website for more information and eligibility criteria: https://www.eitfood.eu/Entrepreneurship/projects/Seedbed
Listeria Prevention System in Hungary
A voluntary audited Listeria Prevention System was developed by Campden BRI Hungary and some members of the Hungarian Deep Freezing and Canning Association after the Listeria outbreak traced back to frozen sweetcorn produced in Hungary in 2018.
EIT Food Network partnership
We are happy to announce that the EIT Food Community accepted the application of Campden BRI Hungary for Network Partner.
As a Network Partner, Campden BRI Hungary will participate in EIT Food activities and EIT Food Matchmaking/ lnnovation Market Activities.
Watch our movie to see what #NoAW2020 developed so far for the sustainable future and #circulareconomy!
NoAW deliverable summary
Would you like to get more information about the work carried out in Work package 4?
Read about biotechnological strategies developed in NoAW to convert biomolecules from fruit and vegetable waste!
Hackathon, modernization of the food industry with the solutions of digitalization and industry 4.0
29/11/2019 – 01/12/2019
Campden BRI Hungary and the Eötvös Loránd University - EIT Digital organized the first Food Industrial Modernization Hackathon with the support of EIT Food.
The main goal of the event was to develop innovative ideas and solutions for solving practical, existing problems and challenges of the food industry today, using the tools of digitization and industry 4.0 technologies, IT, mechatronics and automatization. The participants have worked on the topics in teams of 3-6, in mixed groups of students with different expertise: food engineers/bioengineers, informatician/mechatronics engineers and the business sector. Expert mentors from the food industry, IT and the business sector helped the teams during the event and awarded the best ideas and solutions.
Annual Meeting of Campden BRI Hungary
The Annual Meeting of Campden BRI Hungary was held on the 26th November 2019. The aim of the event was to discuss and explore opportunities with our partners. We had two sessions, the first one focused on the opportunties of modernization and Industry 4.0, the second session provided a platform for students who plan to work in the food industry. Being the Hungarian hub of EIT Food, Campden BRI Hungary organized a round table discussion with industry representatives to share their experiences and advices for these students. Thank you all who came along and special thanks to our panellists for their contribution.