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

The future innovative leaders of the Food system 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 objective of EIT Food Innovator Fellowship 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.

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

The process

EIT Food Innovator Fellowship is designed to offer a highly stimulating and creative one-year programme coupled with the acquisition of key skills and mentoring to translate an idea in business idea. After an evaluation step, aiming to select the best talents/ideas, few will be selected to participate to a Foodathon

Who can apply?

If you have a PhD or 4 years of full-time equivalent R&I experience at the date of the call deadline, you are qualified to apply.  EIT Food Innovator Fellowship is open to all creative talents from academia (Post-Docs) and non-academia (Young Professional) worldwide.


Should you need further clarification, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at


AZTI, Università di Torino, Aarhus University


EIT Food – EU



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