Food technology

The main objective of the project is to transform the current unfavourable food systems in cities and regions around the Baltic Sea into sustainability. The project tackles the challenge that local and regional authorities often lack capacity, require new impulses or need innovative solutions for realising more circular and sustainable food environments. Since this target group is key for different fields such as business promotion, health, procurement, food policy or environment, KISMET provides them with concrete instruments and tools for working better with governance, the demand side and the production side.

WASTELESS (2023-2025) aims to develop tools and recommendations for measuring and monitoring food losses and waste (FLW) which will ultimately contribute to its reduction by at least 20% annually. The main objective of the project is to develop tools to measure FLW in critical and less-known food supply chains and propose ways of quantifying the data. At the same time, it will develop an innovative set of decision-support tools for all those working along the food chain across the EU, to enable reduction and re-use of food waste in the long term. WASTELESS will carry out five case studies to understand utilisation and role/contribution of specific food groups such as fruits and vegetables, fruit juices, processed meat, dairy products and cereals in the FLW.

We create connections right across the food system that stimulate new ideas and innovations to drive change: between startups and corporates; between food entrepreneurs and investors; between consumers and industry; between research and action; between ideas and reality; between present and future. Supported by the EU, we invest in projects, organisations and individuals that share our goals for a healthy and sustainable food system. Our innovation projects are delivered with a combination of industry, education and research partners to improve environmental and health outcomes by developing solutions in the most promising food innovation areas.

110 talented female entrepreneurs from 11 countries (Estonia, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Romania and Ukraine) with modest to moderate innovation rates will go through a 6-months entrepreneurial programme tailored to create business solutions for specific challenges in agrifood. After this period, they will have the required knowledge, confidence and support to meet and exceed their aspirations, leading them to successfully start and develop sustainable businesses.  The programme is designed for women regardless of their age, family situation, experience in business. We just need your idea and willingness to revolutionize the food system together with us!