EIT Food Open Innovation


EIT Food Innovation Prizes is a business creation activity in the framework of EIT Food RIS. Prizes are awarded to support the commercialization of novel products, services or business models which make the agri-food sector more innovative, especially at the local level.

The program provides to the startups a Innovation prize Demoday where 8 finalists pitch their innovation, and a Final European Competition for the winners in each country.


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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