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Food4Sustainability will participate in a project to promote entrepreneurship through Deep Tech

Food4Sustainability is happy to announce that it will be taking part in a new deep tech project called Dip4Agri. The project aims to accelerate capacity building in innovation and entrepreneurship of higher education institutions (HEI), in the domains of deep tech in agri-food by-product valorisation.

The project will receive funding from the EIT’s HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education. This initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) aims to boost the entrepreneurial and innovation capacity of higher education institutions (HEIs) across Europe through the integration of deep tech activities.

As part of this project, we will be working together with the following partners:

· Universidade Católica Portuguesa – project lead

· Aahrus University (DK)

· Wageningen University & Research (NL)

· Food4Sustainability (PT)

· BGI - Building Global Innovators (PT)

· Cortijo Guadiana SL (SP)

· Planicie Verde Sociedade Agricola Lda (PT)

· Vereniging FME (NL)

· Food & Bio Cluster Denmark (DK)

Under the EIT’s HEI Initiative, the project will receive funding of €350.000, and it will run until December 2023, with the possibility of getting extended for 6 more months.

Stay tuned for more information about this project in the coming days!

About the EIT HEI Initiative

The EIT’s HEI Initiative is a key objective for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology as part of its new strategy. The initiative aims to support HEIs with expertise and coaching, access to the EIT innovation ecosystem, the largest in Europe, and funding, enabling them to develop innovation action plans complementing the needs of individual HEIs. This is the EIT HEI Initiative’s third call for proposals and its first call with a special focus on deep tech. So far, the initiative has provided funding to over 60 projects. The next call for proposals is expected towards the end of 2023.

About the EIT

The EIT strengthens Europe’s ability to innovate by powering solutions to pressing global challenges and by nurturing entrepreneurial talent to create sustainable growth and skilled jobs in Europe. The EIT is an EU body and an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The Institute supports dynamic pan-European partnerships, EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities, among leading companies, research labs and universities.

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