New opportunities in EIT Food – Open Innovation Call 2023

EIT Food announces the EIT Food Open Innovation Call 2023 competition, aiming to accelerate the development of innovations aimed at bringing positive changes to the European food system. The EIT is looking for innovative agri-food projects that will bring new products to the market, and introduce new and improved processes and services.

The competition supports three priorities:

  1. Healthier Lives Through Food
  2. Net Zero Food System
  3. Fully transparent, fair, and resilient food supply.

International consortia consisting of at least 3 organizations from at least two different Member States of the European Union (EU) and countries associated under the Horizon Europe program, from various areas of the so-called knowledge triangle are eligible. There is no requirement for the project to involve partner organizations or members of EIT Food. EIT Food will provide access to the community’s online community to help build a consortium.

Proposals will be evaluated in a 2-stage process which requires the submission of one proposal made up of two parts: Part A (eligibility and outline information) and Part B (full proposal details). This call for proposals offers two submission deadlines:

  • 14 October 2022, noon CET
  • 13 April 2023, noon CET

Total EIT Funding for the Call: 20 million EUR, of which at least 5 M to be attributed for the second submission deadline.

Expected Size of EIT Grant Amount Per Funded Activity:

  • Up to 600.000 EUR per Activity for 12 months.
  • Up to 1,2 million EUR per Activity over a maximum of 24 months.

Reimbursement Rate and Cofunding: EIT Food will fund up to 70% of total eligible costs of the Activity (reimbursement rate). As such, the consortium must co-fund a minimum of 30% (co-funding) of the total project eligible costs with sources of funding other than EU funding.