On the 21st and 22nd February the EIT Food Innovation Marketplace will be taking place in Reading (at the Madejski Stadium). This is an opportunity for all EIT Food partners to come together to discuss and develop ideas for the next project call as well as to hear important, formal updates from the EIT Food Management Team. Each partner can identify 4 individuals to attend this 2-day event, to represent the organisation. These individuals will act as ambassadors for colleagues across the University.

All EIT Food partners have received an invitation to visit the University on Friday 23 Feb when we will facilitate further networking/meeting opportunities. We will also be offering interested partners the chance to have a tour of key facilities. This additional meeting day will be of particular value to those partner consortiums who are already delivering 2018 projects, as well as those who have already initiated discussions with partners about future project ideas and who could use the opportunity to develop their project plans and proposals. If you are working with EIT Food partners and would like the opportunity to meet, please contact us (ifnh@reading.ac.uk) and we can help arrange a meeting time and space for your group. All EIT Food partners have been sent the invitation to the Innovation Marketplace – together with the additional invite to the University for Feb 23, but you may also want to contact your project partners directly to make sure they plan their visit to include the Friday as well.