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The call will open on the 1st of January 2020

To whom

Do you have an innovative idea that may impact the Food system and now you need to develop new skills, strengthen your network, build/train your pioneering team and turn your idea into reality?


Then the EIT Food Innovator Fellowship fits you.


The call is closed at the moment.

Call will open on the 1st of January 2020.

Deadline for subscriptions will be 31st March 2020.


If you're looking for further information, you can consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions. 
If you don't find the answer you're looking for there, you  can send us an email. We'll be glad to reply promptly.


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How will participants be selected? Which are the criteria?

These are key-questions and we want to answer properly.

At the application stage you will be asked to provide only information we consider essential to receive and thoroughly assess your application. Your idea will be evaluated according to three criteriaexcellenceimpact, and collaborative links.

Let's see them in details. 


That's the starting point, the essence of your idea: you'll be asked to describe the quality and credibility of your innovation action, the level of novelty and the appropriate consideration of inter/multidisciplinarity. Ask yourself which are the specific objectives of your idea, and, while describing them, stress the relevance of your innovation idea including its potential for scientific breakthroughs in relation to the "state of the art".



We're interested in this: your idea's contribution to enhance innovation potential of the Food System and to surmount hindrances in the food chain “from farm to fork”. Explain how your idea will impact the Food System as a whole, and how it will enhance innovation capacity and integration of new knowledge or any other environmental and socially important interrelated impacts.

Collaborative links

A real pivot in your submission: you'll tell us what type of collaborative links are essential to develop your innovation idea. Imagine your "dream team" and let us know which complementary and/or synergistic aspects and skills would increase the chance of your idea to become real.

Partner organizations

EIT Food ivzw, Ubicenter A Philipssite 5, 3001 Heverlee (Leuven), Belgium