EIT Food Annual Event 2023: Uniting Stakeholders for Food System Transformation in Riga

June 8, 2023

World’s Largest Food Innovation Community Gathers to Address Global Challenges

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s (EIT) largest food innovation community, EIT Food, is gearing up for its highly anticipated Annual Event in Riga, Latvia on 27-28 June 2023. This groundbreaking event, the first of its kind in the Baltic region, will bring together stakeholders from across the food innovation community to unlock barriers and drive systemic change.

With a focus on transforming food systems and addressing global food and climate challenges, this year’s event promises interactive sessions, thought-provoking panel discussions, and valuable networking opportunities. EIT Food, supported by the European Union, aims to demonstrate the power of innovation in reshaping the future of food.

Renowned experts and influential voices in the field will take the stage as speakers during the event. Notable individuals include Dr Kari Tronsmo, Open Innovation Leader at Danone; Acacia Smith, Senior Policy Manager at the Good Food Institute; Professor Nigel Scollan, Director of the Institute for Global Food Security; and Dr Andy Zynga, CEO of EIT Food.

The Annual Event will feature a range of sessions covering key topics such as empowering farmers to lead the transition to sustainable farming practices, with a particular emphasis on amplifying the voices of food producers. Additionally, discussions will revolve around reshaping food environments to drive changes in consumer behavior.

One highlight of the event will be the showcase of the newest cohort of startups participating in EIT Food’s entrepreneurship programs. These innovative startups will present their projects, ranging from initiatives aimed at bolstering the natural immunity of bees to the development of sustainable alternatives to palm oil. The two-day agenda, including all sessions and activities, can be accessed through the provided link.

“We are thrilled to host the fifth Annual Event in Latvia, where we will bring together the food innovation community to tackle the pressing challenges faced by our food system. The Baltic region has been a hotbed of exciting agrifood innovations in recent years, and this event presents a tremendous opportunity to foster collaboration and further nurture our community.

“In a time when innovation is more critical than ever, we eagerly anticipate bringing together some of Europe’s most creative and entrepreneurial thinkers in a single space to reimagine the future of our food system.”

  • Dr Andy Zynga, CEO of EIT Food

The EIT Food Annual Event 2023 in Riga promises to be an inspiring and collaborative platform for driving transformative change in the global food landscape. With its diverse range of stakeholders, expert speakers, and innovative startup showcase, this event will pave the way for a sustainable and resilient future for the food industry.

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