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EIT Food announces recipients of €6.17 million COVID-19 Innovation Fund

Winning innovations include an edible anti-viral coating for food, a test for micronutrient deficiencies’ effect on disease strength and dynamic pricing technology which can decrease supermarket food waste by over 40%.

EIT Food has announced the final list of initiatives that will be awarded EUR 6.17 million of funding as part of the COVID-19 Rapid Response Call for Innovation projects.

EIT Climate-KIC receives €8.4 million for innovation projects that stimulate job creation and support a post COVID-19 green recovery

Eleven climate innovation projects across Europe tackling COVID-19 related challenges have been selected to receive funding as part of the “Pandemic Response Projects”, one of the two instruments of the EIT Crisis Response Initiative.

The EIT Climate-KIC team chose the projects with the highest potential for job creation and economic regeneration to contribute to the European Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Urban mobility innovations responding to COVID-19 given EUR 5 million

Nearly EUR 5 million announced by EIT Urban Mobility to fund 11 innovative projects.  

Selected projects

The selected projects exclusively tackle the COVID-19 outbreak and provide an innovative transversal approach within the urban mobility area, addressing multiple areas such as innovation, citizen engagement, technology, and education. They will generate immediate impact as the implementation will take place already in 2020 with a duration of four to six months for each project.