EIT Food Open Innovation


The EIT Food Open Innovation is for the participating companies (big and medium size corporations) to present one or two challenges/opportunities, framed in the theme of creating a better and sustainable food system, that they have in their activities, to a group of participants consisting of startups, research groups, professionals and consumers.

The goal of the program is to foster the collaboration between corporates and startups, for the development of pilots, collaborations or partnerships.


More accurate challenge to solution fit for corporates.

Better perception of corporates as innovative and sustainable organisations.

Stronger relationship with the research, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Create solutions for a more sustainable, healthier and transparente food system.

Visibility within the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

  • Any resident, citizen or legal entity based in Europe or EIT Food associated countries

  • To be considered eligible for the Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) competition, the applicant must be a citizen and/or residents of: Portugal.

  • Applicants cannot have received 60.000€ or more of funding in total from EIT Food.

  • Application must be submitted in English.

  • Only candidates who submit a complete application, answer all the questions in the online application step will be evaluated by the second stage of the competition - the live Demo Day.

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