EIT Food Hub Estonia

EIT Food Hub Estonia


Justin Hein

EIT Food Estonia Coordinator


About EIT Food

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted by consumers.

BioCC OÜ represents  EIT Food in Estonia and acts as the ‘contact point’ for the local representatives

of agrifood sector. Acting as EIT Food HUB in Estonia BioCC OÜ supports innovators and entrepreneurs,
organise local trainings and workshops for students (RIS Fellowships), start-ups (Demo Day and Innovation Prizes), researchers, farmers and brings together government executives.

Events organized by EIT Food Hub Estonia


Innovation Prizes

February-May 2020
Every year around August EIT Food Hub Estonia holds Innovation Prizes event where startups of food and agricultural related ideas have the opportunity to compete for equity free prizes.
Additional Activities
Twice a year (Summer and Winter)
EIT Food Hub Estonia organizes activities for students, startups and industry leaders to develop skills and broaden the knowledge of agricultural and food sector. The event in Loodusmaja was to introduce the concepts of circular economy to students.
Awareness Events
Twice a year (Spring and Fall)
Twice a year events introducing the benefits of EIT Food to students, startups, industry leaders and governenment executives
RIS Fellowships
MSc students and post-docs from 28 RIS countries will discover job opportunities in the food industry, by getting unique, professional, paid, 3-6 months internships within the framework of EIT Food RIS Fellowships project.

Events in 2020

FoodBalt 2020 - Ideation Workshop
Event in Tallinn Meriton Hotel. Ideation and pitching workshops for industry experts and students alike.
EIT Food Awareness Day
Event in Ahhaa Center bringing together the advances in food industry from leading players including Valio, University of Helsinki, University of Reading and BioCC OÜ.
ADAPTER Cooperation Festival
A day long EIT Food Awareness event held by leading universities of Estonia.
24-26 August, 2020
September 17th, 2020
November 2020

Our Mission

We need to future proof our food. So we are on a mission to build an inclusive and innovative community where the consumer is actively involved.

This is achieved through our 6 strategic objectives: 

  • Overcome low consumer trust – supporting European citizens in the transition towards a smart food system that is inclusive and reassuring
  • Create consumer-valued food for healthier nutrition – enabling individuals to make informed and affordable personal nutrition choices
  • Build a consumer-centric connected food system – developing a digital food supply network with consumers and industry as equal partners
  • Enhance sustainability through resource stewardship – developing solutions to transform the traditional ‘produce-use-dispose’ model into a circular bio-economy
  • Educate to engage, innovate and advance – providing ‘food system’ skills for students, entrepreneurs and professionals through advanced training programmes
  • Catalyse food entrepreneurship and innovation – fostering innovation at all stages of business creation

Download our Strategic Agenda for 2018 – 2024 here.

BioCC OÜ is the EIT Food Hub Estonia

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