The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has launched a new innovation hub in Tel Aviv. The centre aims to create new opportunities for European and Israeli innovators and entrepreneurs in food and other sectors. EIT Food describes itself as being is ‘on a mission to create a sustainable and future-proof food system’.
“This hub will strengthen the EIT Community’s activities in Israel and act as a bridge between the European and Israeli innovation ecosystems,” it said. “It will support the EIT Community in delivering a greener, healthier and more sustainable planet.”
EU Ambassador to Israel, Emanuele Giaufret, said at the event that “the launch of an EIT hub in Tel Aviv is yet another indication that European-Israeli cooperation in innovation is on the rise.”
Martin Kern, EIT Director, added: "The meeting of the EIT as Europe’s largest innovation community with Israel’s vibrant ecosystem is a perfect match. The EIT hub will be a bridge to bring the two together and power entrepreneurs to find solutions to pressing global challenges. Joint activities will include the scaling-up of innovative ventures and entrepreneurial training across Europe and Israel. The EIT helps entrepreneurs to succeed faster."