EIT Food – Impact Funding Framework: summary

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food’s Impact Funding Framework accelerates innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all.

Deadlines: Multiple calls are planned

  • 14 March 2024
  • 11 July 2024
  • 14 November 2024
  • 13 March 2025
  • 10 July 2025
  • 13 November 2025


  • Single Projects: total budgets between €50,000-€1 million over a period of 18 months.
  • Collaborative Missions: total budgets between €250,000 – €750,000 per year

Funding rate: 70%,  co-funding is mandatory

Total budget: not defined

Project duration: 3 years

Consortium: Consortia consisting of at least two independent entities from two different eligible countries from Member States of the European Union and from Horizon Europe Associated Countries

Scope: The Impact Funding Framework promotes collaboration that will lead to food systems change to benefit everyone. The funding is based on two separate areas:

Impact Funding Framework: Collaborative missions

This mission is for NGO’s – 100% grant focussed on the below

  • Improve the impact of diet on obesity and non-communicable disease
  • Reduce food-system-related environmental harms
  • Deal with the threats posed by food integrity and complex supply chains

Impact Funding Framework: Single projects

This is for small consortia with an SME in the lead to bring a product to the market

  • Protein diversification, bringing protein diversification to the mainstream
  • Regenerative agriculture, enabling farmers to lead the transition to Net Zero
  • Labelling, packaging & transparency, empowering people in their food choices



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