Call for applications - EIT Food Innovator Fellowship Programme

April 05, 2022

Talents from academia (Post-doctoral researchers) and non-academia (Young Professionals) are called to apply to the EIT Food Innovator Fellowship Programme to boost and diversify their career paths, solve global challenges, and enhance their career prospects.

The objective of the EIT Food Innovator Fellowship Programme is to empower talents to co-create, address, and gain experiences on excellent ideas capable of bringing their careers a step further and foster innovators ready to respond to global food challenges. Make sure to apply by 31 May 2022.

Global challenges in the Agri-Food systems require a mind-shift and a thrilling change in the awareness and competencies of talents: the new generation of entrepreneurs are asked to play a key role in solving the planet’s food-related issues.

Future Agri-Food systems leaders need a new set of competences beyond those acquired in research and academic environments. They require a proficiency that allows them to propose, manage, implement, and lead interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research and innovation projects, to be able to transform lab ideas into business ideas.

The Innovator Fellowship programme offers post-doctoral fellows, young professionals, Master + 4Years of R&I experience, and PhD Students* the following:

  • Boost your future career steps
  • Fuel a business-driven mindset
  • Fast-track your idea to business reality
  • An interactive and dynamic EIT FOOD ecosystem Implement your business idea via one-to-one mentoring
  • Experience the 3i: inter-sectoral, international and interdisciplinary

Fellows will gain the following skills during the programme:

  • Design thinking
  • Communication and pitching  
  • Intellectual Property Rights Knowledge
  • Leadership and Organizational skills
  • Business Analysis, Modelling and Planning

Impact the Agri-Food systems and solve challenges by teaming up with professionals from the industry and academia. The agri-food challenges that will be tackled, include:

  1. Healthier & sustainable diet  
  2. Circular Agri-Food System Solutions  
  3. Alternative Food Sources
  4. Regenerative-Agriculture and Climate Change Mitigation
  5. Digital Innovation of the Agri-Food value chain

Learn more about EIT Food Innovator Fellowship 2022 by registering to this dedicated webinar.

More information can be found on the EIT Food Innovator Fellowship Programme - EIT Food Application Portal ( website.

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