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EIT Food Annual reporting

Explore our annual highlights and our financial and non-financial performance metrics

Our main focus points

Message from our CEO, Dr. Andy Zynga

Our Impact in numbers this year


Check out our impact metrics & statistics from across regions and teams

  • 50M+:direct financial support in grants and investments
  • 350+:organisations across the globe in our community
  • 168:partners
  • 70:RisingFoodStars supported
  • 361:startups supported
  • €407M:investment attracted by startups and scaleups supported by EIT Food
  • 150:graduates from EIT Food postgraduate programmes
  • 12,492:new followers on EIT Food social media platforms
  • 15:innovations launched on the market
  • 8.8M+:engagements aross EIT Food and FoodUnfolded digital channels
  • 20,326:consumers involved in TrustTracker® 2021
  • 193:designed and tested innovations
  • 98:projects
  • 2,817:media mentions
  • 555K:unique visitors to the website
  • 2,680:members of FoodHIVE
  • 27,218:people taking part in EIT Food co-creation activities
  • 37,222:learners benefitting from (non-degree) education and training
  • 35:partners actively involved in Business Creation programmes
  • 10:FutureFoodMakers produced a Menu for Change

Impact stories

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The EIT Food Trust Report reveals how much trust European consumers have in the agrifood industry and the integrity of food products. Here we highlight the key findings and explore where more work needs to be done to increase trust.
Podcast #52

EIT Food: the power of an innovation community

Lukxmi sits down with Stella Spanou, who is in charge of fundraising at The University of Aarhus, to discuss the relationship between EIT…
EIT Food, the world's largest food innovation ecosystem, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), has today announced its involvement in the new European Carbon+ Farming Coalition.
The EIT Food FutureFoodMakers have launched their manifesto for the food system, the Menu for Change. Find out more about their calls to action for European food sector stakeholders.
Four winners have been announced for the EIT Food Annual Event.
Podcast #83

Naturally Meaty Meat Alternatives

How do we convince people to switch from steak to healthier, more sustainable meat alternatives? Could the answer be a meatier taste and texture?

Exploring barriers women face as founders and CEOs, and EIT Food’s commitment to advance gender equity.
EIT Food’s RisingFoodStars Association has opened its doors to 16 European agtech and foodtech impactful scaleups!
What are the key challenges when it comes to nutrition labelling in Europe and what more can be done to empower consumers to make healthier food choices?

Financial figures

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