Innovative projects to change the way we produce, distribute, consume and value food will kick off this month as part of the University’s engagement with EIT Food – the EU innovation programme and consortium.

EIT Food comprises more than 50 partners from businesses, research centres and universities across 13 countries. The University’s engagement in this initiative is managed through the IFNH.


The next call for EIT Food projects

The dates are still to be confirmed by EIT Food but we expect the next call for projects to be in line with draft dates below:

  • Early February 2018 – Call for EIT Food projects released
  • 16th March 2018 – Deadline for Stage 1 submissions
  • Late April – Feedback on Stage 2 submissions
  • Late April – Stage 2 application process opens
  • 1 June 2018 – Deadline for final applications
  • Late July/Early August – Feedback on final applications
  • 1 January 2019 – Projects start

We have 2 workshops (half-day sessions) planned to support colleagues develop project submissions. The first workshop will take place on Tuesday 13th February at 10.00 – 12.00 in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, Frank Parkinson room, and will be focused on colleagues who are familiar with the EIT Food application process and who have either submitted projects in 2017 and/or are already advanced in their discussions with other EIT Food partners about potential project applications. Invitations will be issued for this workshop. The other workshop will be held on Wednesday 14th February in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, room 1L08 at 09.30 – 12.00 to support colleagues who are newer to EIT Food, who wish to explore possible ideas for projects. Places at this workshop will be limited (due to room capacity) but please contact us at by 1st February if you are interested in attending.

To discuss any ideas for the next call or any questions about EIT Food, please email Kate Green, KIC Partnerships Manager. For more information on EIT Food, please see You can also sign up for EIT Food newsletter.