Colleagues from across the University contributed to first stage submissions to EIT Food, for projects to be delivered in 2019. From 142 proposals in the pre-call, 20% more than last year, University of Reading is involved in 39 proposals, 12 as a lead organisation and 27 as a partner. We expect to receive feedback at the end of April. This is the point at which the second stage will open, with a deadline for final submissions of the 6th June. Many thanks to all those for their hard work in getting proposals submitted, and fingers crossed for good news in April!