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Break Out: Innovations Around the World Series – #1: What’s Happening in Health and Food: EIT’s perspective – Venture Café Bilbao & Rotterdam

May 28, 19:00 - 20:00

The first edition of Venture Café’s “Innovations Around the World” Series! An initiative of Venture Café’s European locations in Warsaw, Bilbao and Rotterdam.

This week featuring EIT Health (Rotterdam) and EIT Food (Bilbao). They will reflect on the latest innovations in these sectors, also during COVID-19, present some interesting cases as well as opportunities for collaboration. Join to get international connections!

Series #1 speakers:

Hayley Every – Food4Health Cross-KIC Project Leader, EIT Health
Joseph Gridley – Business Creation and Startup Support, Regenerative Agriculture, EIT Food

About “Innovations Around the World” Series
An initiative of Venture Café’s European locations in Warsaw, Bilbao and Rotterdam. A series of monthly recurring sessions where the communities from around the globe can share, engage and connect. The sessions will focus on subjects relevant to our target groups and local ecosystems.

About the speakers

Hayley Every

Hayley Every is the Project Manager for the EIT Cross-KIC activity Food4Health. With a background in materials science and engineering, she has followed a career path from sustainable energy technologies to food science and technology. For more than 15 years, she has led EU-funded and contract research and innovation projects in collaboration with academia, research institutes and industry partners. At EIT Health, she is responsible for managing Food4Health, an collaboration program to address societal challenges related to personal health and wellbeing where food and health are inextricably linked.

Joseph Gridley

Joseph Gridley has dedicated his working life to designing, developing and delivering projects that make a difference in the lives of others. Having worked as a chef and then trained as a lawyer, he has always been fascinated about the fundamental role our food system plays in our lives. In 2016 – following positions at the UN, Free The Children and the Mayor of London’s office – he launched a new charitable foundation that backed entrepreneurial solutions to our food systems most pressing challenges. Then, in 2018, he took a role at EIT Food where he is responsible for supporting 100s of agrifood startup across Southern Europe through investment, prizes, mentorship and acceleration activities.



May 28
19:00 - 20:00