EIT Food

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

 EIT Food – Impact funding framework: summary

Deadline: multiple submission windows

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

Funding: €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:

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

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


Read more about the program here Link


EIT Food is part of Horizon Europe’s Innovative Europe pillar.

Learn about Horizon Europe here


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