EIT Food Open Innovation Call 2023

European Calls

EIT Food is the world’s largest food innovation community, creating connections right across the food system. Supported by the EU, it invests in projects, organisations and individuals who share our goals for a healthy and sustainable food system.

What are they looking for?


They co-fund the development of commercial projects designed to improve our food system. 

They have identified 6 focus areas which are:

- Protein diversification

- Circular Food Systems

- Digital Traceability

- Sustainable Agriculture

- Sustainable Aquaculture

- Targeted Nutrition

For each Focus Area, we ask applicants to align their proposals according to specific challenges for Call 2023.
You can find more information about the specific challenges in Annex 2 of the Call Guidelines.

Who can apply?


Participants from Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU) and Horizon Europe Associate Countries are welcome to submit proposals.

You don’t have to be an existing partner organisation or member of EIT Food to apply for funding but, by becoming one, you’ll gain access to a valuable source of expertise and potential collaborators to work with.

Key Dates


Call Opens: 19 August 2022

Submission Window 1:

  • Deadline: 14 October 2022

Submission Window 2:

  • Deadline: 13 April 2023

You can find more detailed informtion on their website https://www.eitfood.eu/projects/call-for-proposals-2023